Most Black Women Have a Regular Source of Hair Care-But Not Medical Care


Reading the title to this article: Most Black Women Have a Regular Source of Hair Care-But Not Medical Care, you may think that the authors are talking about why black women spend so much time, and especially money going to the hair salon, but they are not spending the same effort or more on medical care. (I will do a post on that topic later). I was looking for controversy, but this article does not touch on that subject at all. The authors comment on The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health’s ability to seize the opportunity to educate women (and men) about health issues via their hair stylist. Since black women do have a higher incidence of certain diseases compared to white women, we need to find where this gap lies. This article shows how education and early detection is key! So instead of gossiping about who was with who last night, and what she said vs. what he said, hair stylists can spark new conversations about issues such as “asthma, diabetes, caner…heart health, sexual health, smoking and nutrition…” (Browne, 2006).

 

 

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