Leola Anifowoshe, the self-proclaimed authority on natural hair care, has founded Pi Nappa Kappa (Yes, that's "Nappa" as in "nappy," not an actual Greek letter), which she says is a sorority designed to allow natural hair enthusiasts to support each other. Nearly 600 women have already joined.
Seriously, why is this even necessary? I know the turbulence that Black women, who wear natural hairstyles experience out in the corporation, or white, world can be off-putting. But really,a sisterhood around something as short-lived as hair? It sounds a tad bit divisive and snobby?
I never liked cliques and I was never down with the Us vs. Them mentality, which appears to be so pervasive in the community. It seems like we always got to seek out new ways to segregate ourselves and this most recent natural hair trend/movement is no exception. I have read and overheard some very ugly rhetoric against those women, who still perm and weave, from those, who profess to be natural and loving it. If you were really secure in your natural state, you would not need a reason to demean those, who choose to perm or weave. Just saying.
Likewise, I try to stay away from the natural hair nazis, who like to police the experiences of others. Not saying that this is the intention of Leola Anifowoshe, the founder of Pi Nappa Kappa, but it certainly appears to be a breeding ground for the third hair reich to rise.