What is “Good Hair”?


“Reconstructing a new culture among the African slaves involved the
master supplying them with implements of his culture. Used combs,
worn hair brushes, and ragged clothing were some materials given the
slaves by the master. The European comb was often used as a
measurement by slaves as to whether one’s hair was good or bad. If
combing was relatively easy, you had good hair. If it was
difficult, you had bad hair.”

Willie L. Morrow

From the book,400 Years Without a Comb: The Untold Story