Good Hair (12A)

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When did the afro become a no-go?

This ambling documentary, fronted by comedian Chris Rock, reveals how much time and money black American women will invest in chemical relaxants and weaves to attain the ideal of "good hair" – i.e. straight hair. As certain of their menfolk admit, it's like maintenance on a condo: you have to keep paying. (A weave will cost upwards of a thousand dollars). It's mostly good-natured, but it could do with a trim: excerpts from the hairdresser of the year ceremony were definitely surplus to requirements.

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