Growing up before Google I would eventually get the question “why is your hair so…” This moment would be a milestone with any new friend, it meant they were comfortable enough with me to ask a question that would make me really uncomfortable. I heard about Good Hair when it was opening and Sundance and I’m really happy to have a chance to see it here.
When I was heading off to university I decided to cut my hair off. I was panicking at the thought of leaving for school and being four hours away from the first, last and only hairdresser to ever apply relaxer to my head. I was not in the frame of mind to form another codependent relationship with someone that I paid to hurt me – with the results always being not quite good enough. My hair wasn’t good…but I learned to love the shape of my head after the clippers finished the trip around my ears.