I saw the link to this New York Times article about natural hair on Black Girl with Long Hair (BGLH).
Like her, I am also a bit sceptical when I see mainstream media try to write about natural hair, mostly because they either never get it right or because it doesn't say anything that I don't already know. But then again, these articles aren't targeted at people like me, who are die-hard nappies.
What this article does is to explore the debates for and against wearing hair naturally.
For includes (according to people interviewed): Means you have a higher degree of self-acceptance and self-love
Against: You're more likely to fit in or be accepted by the conservative establishment
Comedian Chris Rock has a documentary coming out called Good Hair exploring the whole 'good' and 'bad' hair debate, which looks good. See the trailer.