The trend of wearing one's hair in its natural state has been going strong for a number of years now, and it does not appear to be going away anytime soon. On the other hand, there is a school of thought that believes the movement has peaked among millennials and that it will be up to Generation Z to revitalize it. There are several possibilities for why this is the case. We will look more closely at the natural hair trend and see if it will have a comeback in this generation.
Members of the black hair community have been actively participating in the natural hair movement for many years. But, as the pioneers of the natural hair movement enter their golden years, has millennial support for the natural hair movement waned? If this is true, will generation Z reignite the natural hair trend once the millennial generation has reached retirement age?
To begin, the driving force behind the birth of the natural hair movement was black women who were sick and tired of straightening their hair. They wanted to accept their naturally occurring kinks and curls and did so with pride. However, as time has passed, an increasing number of millennials have resumed the practice of straightening their hair. This is most likely due to a combination of factors, including the pressure to conform to conventional beauty ideals and the perception that having straight hair is more acceptable in professional settings. As a result of this, the movement toward natural hair may have lost steam among this generation.
Having said that, a sizable proportion of millennials insist on wearing their hair in its natural state. When it comes to expressing one's individuality and being comfortable with being different, members of Generation Z will undoubtedly be more open. It is thus possible that the natural hair movement will resurface in the generation that follows the millennials, despite having lost some traction with them. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.