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What does it say about black pride when so many African-American women, up to and including Michelle Obama, have their hair straightened with scalp-melting chemical "relaxers", and many more of them wear "weaves" of long, straight, primarily Asian off-cuts?

Chris Rock's documentary about this vast industry doesn't get to the roots of the issue: he'd always rather crack a one-liner than ask a tough question. But he's a witty guide to an incredible phenomenon.