When Chris Rock’s daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?” the bewildered comic committed himself to search the ends of the earth and the depths of black culture to find out who had put that question into his little girl’s head! Director Jeff Stilson’s camera followed the funnyman, and the result is Good Hair, a wonderfully insightful and entertaining, yet remarkably serious, documentary about African American hair culture. An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, Good Hair visits hair salons and styling battles, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of black people. Celebrities such as Ice-T, Kerry Washington, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symoné, Maya Angelou, and Reverend Al Sharpton all candidly offer their stories and observations to Rock while he struggles with the task of figuring out how to respond to his daughter’s question. What he discovers is that black hair is a big business that doesn’t always benefit the black community and little Lola’s question might well be bigger than his ability to convince her that the stuff on top of her head is nowhere near as important as what is inside.

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  • Pancakes!

    Word up on that Meka!
    On topic though (sorta) Everytime I see Lauren London (Giggity) I think lil wayne.....some what lucky bastard.

  • Pancakes!

    Btw- my ex of 7 years wore weave/fake hair, so this + chris rock being one of THE smartest comdians ever should make for some good entertainment! Maybe even a good date movie?! Hhahaha.

  • http://www.ImFlashy.com Jahrue

    Last Prince about a month lol

  • http://tribeofshabazz.com shak-kan Kazulu meli khamali
  • http://urbanfrugalchic.com Cynthia

    Awww a Visit is a Visit : ) Thanks guys

  • haterade

    this should be good

  • thai-stick

    nice^^

  • http://www.motherloader.net ohwhatever

    I'm mad stoked! Leave it to Chris Rock to expose something like this

  • http://www.motherloader.net ohwhatever

    HEY! But now, white women won't have to ask black women those ridiculous questions about their hair. All questions will be referred to this movie

  • http://tribeofshabazz.com Shak-Kan Kazulu Meli Khamali

    Hello, I would like to firast introduce myself to the users of these media forum. My name is Shak-Khan Kazulu Meli Khamali. I serve as the media outlet review and awareness Director for the Tribe of Shabazz sub entity within the National Gods and Earth Wisdom Body Inc. As Director of this unit my responsibilities entail guiding african american youth towards a better life and to raise social awareness of discrimanatory issues, such as racism, exploitation and pillaging of the African American Human, God. It has been brought to my attention from several of our members that this forum has recently engaged in bigotry and racism. As a result, I would like to bring to your attention that we will be reviewing the activity in these comments section to help educate the 85%. As a result we hope to gain members into our tribe. Please refrain from any negative or hateful responses to our postings or their may be consequences. Again, we come in peace and peace be with you. We trust that this issue will not escalate into a bigger problem than it is. Thank you for your time and attention. Please treat all with equality and respect. No one race is dominant when compared to others.

    Sincerely,

    Shak-Khan Kazulu Meli Khamali

    Media Outlet Review and Awareness Director

    Senior Member of the Tribe of Shabazz

    a sub division of National Gods and Earth Wisdom Body

  • http://nqm-e.blogspot.com Junie Effin’ P

    ^^ the hell? I get it...but, okay.

    Well, I'm excited. Heard about it a few months ago and can't wait.
    And sure there's a racism problem all over the internet, but on here, bigotry and slurs often come from our own trying to be funny. I get what you're saying, but...yeah. So, a new Chris Rock movie? Oh yeah.

  • http://nqm-e.blogspot.com Junie Effin’ P

    o - hi cynthia!

  • http://tribeofshabazz.com khumallani kusenmi malika

    Hello, my name is khumallani kusenmi malika, I serve as acting chief of social developments for the tribe of shabbaz. I see that you have been introduced to Shak-Khan Kazulu Meli Khamali. Shak-Khan Kazulu is a very noble and fair brothers keeper. I would like to add to his statement and enforce the fact that we come in peace and are here to guide americas youth. In addition, we would like to strongly clarify that we do not have any direct issues with the people who run this internet website. We are soley here to help raise awareness of racisim and prejudices that still exist in our society today. We are here to remove the devils and demons from the thoughts of the youth. We are not here to harm or offend anyone and as a result we hope that we are not hermed or offended in return. Please be reminded that we are a powerful social and political organization who have made tremedous strides in civil rights. We will not tolerate any beligerent or harmful behavior. That is the work of the devil who of which we are hear to eradicate. Again, it is a pleasure writing and co-existing with you all. Peace love justice power wisdom and equality. righteousness is king. Feel free to contact us if you have any inquiries or would like to receive our knowledge packet to self righteousness and the path to the good life.

  • Sha

    Tribe of Shabazz = A JOKE

    NOI = FAKE MUSLIMS

    Go back to praying to a evil scientist cos Allah is not with you, bro.

  • http://www.2dopeboyz.com LabWrecka

    trying to regulate the net? Might be a tad............eh. Good trailer

  • http://tribeofshabazz.com khumallani kusenmi malika

    I see that many of you cannot accept peace and intelligence in your life. Again, we are not here to make you listen or to change you. We are here to provide assistance and shed light on socioeconomic and sociological issues. It is a common misconception that we are here to push certain beliefs upon people. However this is not the case. I see that several individuals have obviously submitted to the devils works by the use of profanity and objection to our movement. And as a result they serve as a perfect example of the types of people we come across in society that are infected by demonic devils and hatred. I think by reviewing this exchange you see who is here to help and who is here to hurt.

  • bummer

    do you have to copy and paste this in every single post? this is a fucking blog we can talk and swear all we want. its called Freedom. thats something we have in America. i read your website to, ive never seen so much bs on one page before. saying christianity is totally fake and Allah is the one and only true God. all gods are fake, a creation of man's wild imagination.

  • http://tribeofshabazz.com khumallani kusenmi malika

    bummer, why must you use profanity towards me? Have I truely offended you? The devil has gotten to you my brother. But, today is your lucky day because we the brothers tribe of shabazz are here to help you defeat the devil. all you have to do is ask for asistance my brother.

  • The Most Hated

    ^^^ Bummer owned you... haha

  • Sha

    We are here to provide assistance and shed light on socioeconomic and sociological issues.
    ............

    Il rather read work from marx then here your bs, and btw bummer, the NOI are NOT Muslim and neither are the terorists you see on cnn and fox news getting arested etc the taliban, noi etc are as fake as michael jackson's face. please understand this.

  • http://tribeofshabazz.com khumallani kusenmi malika

    Please be aware that we too do not use harmful acts to support our beliefs.

  • bummer

    hey Sha what is NOI?

  • http://www.urbanfrugalchic.com Khristal

    Yes Thanks MUCHO!!!!!

  • http://tribeofshabazz.com khumallani kusenmi malika

    I would like to remind everyone that we come here in peace not here for harm

  • Sha

    Nation of Islam, Malcolm X was a member to NOI until he traveled the world and realised that Muslims come in many colours, arabs, africans (somalis etc), white (serbs etc), asians (pakistani, south east asians etc)

    Then MX left the joke that is NOI, and they killed him. MX studied the Tribe of Shabaz, It was some evil scientist that came from India or E. Africa or sme shit like that.. went into central africa and thats how there hair got nappy, cos they had to adapt to the jugle environment.. . MX thought he was a decendent from them.. there a joke

    I respect Christians, all colours of Islam etc but you always get these sub-divisions.. like the KKK, Spanish Conquest using religion to kill etc. Taliban using Islam to kill.

    At the end of the day, there fake.. and the NOI are a joke, im not comparing them to the kkk, taliban etc.. but umm, yh, there a dilusional people. Peace

  • Truth Installer

    Ok another black man (I'm black by the way) who's rich and has nothing to do so he decided to spend some money on something because he's bored with his rich life now all of sudden he wants to get fucking CULTURED! Chris Rock's daughter asked him that question because you don't have a equal balance lifestyle.

    She's too privileged and is probably embarrassed because of her friends in school have straight hair! Now you doing a documentary! What a new school Uncle Tom you are better yet they me spice the name up "Unk Tommy"

    Now you remember their other things besides comedy sitcoms that only reflect maybe 5% of black people, writing & starring in movies that reflect maybe less than 5% of black people and last you do Stand-Ups sounding like you're mad at white people. Sounding all racist and very few of his jokes are funny cause he sounds mad at white people. Yet somehow in his stand-ups he makes fun of the black culture and leaders (besides Obama. I'm sure that a change in time too)!

    Tell Pookie to go KICK ROCKS!! What a pointless sell-out!

  • Truth Installer

    *let me spice the name up "Unk Tommy"

  • The Most Hated

    ^^^ wow.

    I'm officially done reading the comments on this website.

  • The Most Hated

    Why do black people expect other black people to stay hood? I dont get that one...

  • whoisthis

    I am Hispanic and atheist idk why i said it but for some reason this has gotten into a religion and race shit so i said it

  • http://www.youtube.com/shience shience

    good brother im in the hood brother...

  • me

    now ima slang some hair

  • http://www.eightyocho.com 88-Keys

    Honestly out of all the movies that have hit the market & have come & gone (Brüno, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Slumdog Millionaire) this is the only movie which has peaked my interest & I think would be worthy of a visit to the actual theatre as opposed to just waiting for it to come out On Demand... HBO's On Demand. (I'm a cheapskate; if it's [legally] offered for free I'll take it.) ;)

  • P.S.A

    wow.

    Meka....Shake...maybe it's time some sort of regulation is put in place for the c-section...just saying.

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  • http://nqm-e.blogspot.com Junie Effin’ P

    Ay bruh, told you they'd go on you.

  • http://tribeofshabazz.com khumallani kusenmi malika

    we come in peace

  • http://www.blackhairdvd.com Aron Ranen

    Please check out my documentary free on youtube BLACK HAIR..it is about the Korean Take-over of the Black Hair biz

    Can it be taken back?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p96aaTSdrAE

    330, 000 views so far

  • Busy

    this looks funny! cant wait to see it! but its a shame that all of these beautiful woman (megan good, lauren london, nia long) have weave... god!!!!!

  • http://urbanfrugalchic.com Cynthia

    Busy They are still beautiful, Nothing wrong with Weaves LOL!

  • 4realz

    some white women and latina women have weave too @ busy
    Some men just dont wanna accept facts
    IDK how old you are but me & most niggaz I know know that they wear weaves and tracks too

  • madConsumer

    I remember i found somebody's tracks at a club once haha. I threw them in and Needless to say, they hurt. I don't know how ladies tolerate them

  • Troy

    to the shabazz guys...why do you think you should come and "regualte" and what are your "consequences" if i say something racist.

  • http://www.blackhairdvd.com Aron Ranen

    Please take a moment to check out my documentary film BLACK HAIR

    It is free at youtube. 6 parts including an update from London, England.

    It explores the Korean Take-over of the Black Beauty Supply and Hair biz..

    The current situation makes it hard to believe that Madame C.J. Walker once ran the whole thing.

    I am not a hater, I am a motivator.

    Plus I am a White guy who stumbled upon this, and felt it was so wrong I had to make a film about it.

    self-funded film, made from the heart.

    Can it be taken back?

    Link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p96aaTSdrAE

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