The reason people say African American
Hair, versus African Hair, is because most people who are considered
colored or black are not completely (%100)
They didn't come straight from Africa, they are mixed with something
other than that. Take me for example, I am of an African background,
but I am also Native American, Irish, and Asian. I have African
hair because I am not %100 African. I had
a friend who is %100 African, Zainab, she on the other hand does have
hair. See the difference. We aren't making
things harder for ourselves, we are being factually correct. If you
come from Africa you most likely have African Hair
but if you are in America(or anywhere else in the world) and are
mixed with something other than African you have African
In reality all it is is Afro-textured
hair. I suggest if you want to look up African hair, you look up
actual tribes and groups.
For example I searched (African Mandigo Hair) and came up with this link
http://digitalgallery.nypl.orgypldigital/dgkeysearchdetail.cfm?strucID=356717&ID=1112273&k=0&print=small - http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchdetail.cfm?strucID=356717&imageID=1112273&k=0&print=small
And to answer your question "If
I moved to America would my hair suddenly become African-American
hair?" You be the judge, are you mixed- then yes. If your
not mixed- then no.
I hope I helped.