Good Hair was a 2009 American documentary comedy film by Chris Rock Productions and HBO Films. The film focuses on African American women's hair, the styling industry surrounding it, the acceptable look of African American women's hair in society, and the effects of both upon African American culture
The film and theme created controversy on many levels. It started disputes debates over: extent of the European ethos among Blacks; whether Rock infringed on another Black’s work; and myths about the icon of the Black Hair industry, Madame CJ Walker. Rock says he was prompted to make the Good Hair movie after his 5-year-old daughter asked him, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?" But, according to filmmaker Regina Kimbell, Good Hair was a rip-off of her documentary My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage; which she says she screened for Rock in 2007. After a federal judge allowed its release, Good Hair opened as the fourteenth highest grossing film for the October 9-11, 2009 weekend.