‘No Lye: An American Beauty Story’ is a must-see Black hair documentary screening online at the SF

Black Film Fest now: by JR Valrey “No Lye: An American Beauty Story” is one of the best documentaries that I have seen on Black history all of this year. It gives a definitive history of the Black hair care industry and how it paralleled Black political movements throughout a better part of the last century in the United States. It gives historical accounts of early Black entrepreneurs who were pioneers in the Black cosmetics trade as well as in the Black press, who later went on to create a…

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