‘Good Hair’ Star Nia Long: Black Women Aren’t the Only Ones Gettin’ Weaves. White and Asian Women Are Gettin’ Them Too

CAPTION: "At the end of the day, we have to do the things that make us feel great," Nia tells us of beauty enhancements.

"At the end of the day, we have to do the things that make us feel great," Nia (above) tells us of beauty enhancements.

The longing for long, lustrous locks isn’t limited to African American ladies.

So says Nia Long, who’s among the A-list sisters interviewed in Good Hair, Chris Rock‘s hilarious new documentary that “explores the wonders of African American hairstyles.”

Interviewed on Timothy Hodge, the actress, who has appeared in such hit flicks as Boyz n the Hood, Soul Food and Big Momma’s House, offers her take on terrific tresses.

“Good hair is hair that’s shiny and healthy. And for all my sisters out there who weave it in, that’s good hair. too,” Nia tells host Timothy Hodge.

“[Good Hair] is not about chastising or criticizing women who choose extensions. It’s really about acceptance, and understanding what makes you feel comfortable.

“If I put extensions in my hair, it’s usually for work. Or it could just be that I’m in the mood to have long hair,” she continues.

“Hair is a huge business in the black community. But also it’s something that women talk about secretly and quietly amongst themselves.good-hair1

“We shouldn’t be ashamed of our beauty choices. We aren’t the only people gettin’ hair weaves. White women get hair weaves. Black women get hair weaves. Asian women get hair weaves.

“It’s a part of our beauty culture these days.”

To hear Nia’s full interview, click here.

To check out the Good Hair trailer, click here.


4 thoughts on “‘Good Hair’ Star Nia Long: Black Women Aren’t the Only Ones Gettin’ Weaves. White and Asian Women Are Gettin’ Them Too

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  2. J.c

    Whites and blacks get some sort of extensions not so much other races though,but here’s the difference when women of other races get extensions they’re not trying to change the natural texture of their hair. When black women get weave or extension they ARE changing the natural state of their hair. You see the difference? That’s where this idea of self-hate comes from because if you change the actual texture of your hair that you were born with or that is part of being black then there is definitely an issue there.
    Let’s take an asian for instance. If they want to wear extensions they’ll wear extensions that match their natural hair texture which is straight,they’re not going to get an afro or a blonde weave. Black women will get straight hair from the temples in India. That is not African hair texture that is Indian hair texture. So if black women want to wear weaves they should try something that looks real and is similiar to their natural hair texture so it doesn’t look fake.

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