Good Hair

Filmmakers in Bloom with Livia Bloom

Dir. Jeff Stilson, 2009, 95 min.

Good Hair seeks to explore some of the aspects of African American hair and hair care. According to Chris Rock, he was prompted to produce the movie after his 5-year old daughter, Lola, asked him, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?" During his quest for knowledge, Chris Rock delves into the $9 billion black hair industry, and visits such places as beauty salons, barbershops, conventions, scientific laboratories (to learn the science behind chemical relaxers that straighten hair and India, where many of the hair weaves worn by African American women are from.

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