As noted in Who Said Black Girls Can’t Grow Long Hair, while factors such as genetics determine the lengths of one’s hair, with the proper regimen and a minimizing of breakage, long (and more importantly, healthy) hair can be achieved. No weave required. A Black woman with long strands is not an anomaly. I repeat: A Black woman with long strands is not an anomaly. So please stop approaching us asking, “Is it real?” Because whether or not it is, it’s really none of your damn business.
- Audra E. Lord