Since March, many Black women decided to cut their natural hair short.
The increase of Black women cutting their hair over the pandemic is not only because of the limited access to hair salons and beauty supply stores, but also to the change in beauty standards, according to ZORA, a Medium publication for Black women.
High numbers of Black women are rocking their short, natural hair, whether it is because they want to be more confident in themselves or because they simply did not know what they wanted to do with their hair.
While junior Kori Smith was growing up, many of her family members praised her for the way her hair looked, she said. In late December, Smith made the impulsive decision to cut her hair short, but not long after cutting it, she started crying.
“I was so attached to my hair,” she said. “I have always