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00:00 – What does your hair mean to you?
01:17 – Current attitudes towards textured hair
02:37 – How has black hair been viewed historically?
05:12 – Adhering to white expectations
06:14 – Why is black hair so expensive?
07:30 – The economics of the black hair care industry
09:16 – The health detriments of products and treatments
11:12 – What is the natural hair movement?
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