Lupita Nyong’o and her hairstylist Camielle Friend in the horror flick Us collaborated to come up with both natural hairstyles for Adelaide and her doppleganger Red.. How refreshing to see in hollywood, sans the weaves and wigs on sisters. The character Adelaide wearing Sisterlocks is a first for a feature film. Thank you Lupita and Camielle for upholding the beauty of our natural hair.
Many Black women have an inferiority complex about their naturally beautiful hair. If brothers turned up their noses about fake hair, sisters would drop the fake hair in a minute. Black men are staying silent.
Because of the brother’s acceptance of fake hair, black females will continue with this low self-esteem phenomenon. Women want to please the opposite sex. Black men’s silence is enabling this fake hair revolution.
More of us need to be infused with Self-Love.
Referee Alan Maloney officiating at a south New Jersey Buena Regional High School wrestling match this past December ordered star wrestler Andrew Johnson to cut off his locs or forfeit the game. Young Andrew only had 90 seconds to decide. As you can see in the above video some woman viciously cuts Andrew’s locs… And he won the match anyway!
Locs are seen as a threat by some other cultures who do not understand a hairstyle that may seem bizarre. Many people wear locs for the spiritual aspect and a deep sense of pride of their natural hair. For someone to forcibly cut ones locs is an attempt to slash their power….it didn’t work this time….despite the tragedy of it all.
Remember when one could buy cigarettes at a vending machine? Now… it’s weaved hair!!!! Crazy!
Here in The History of Natural Hairstyle & Black Hair, Chime (Hair Crush) takes us from Antiquity to now. This video includes our brainwashing, our shame, elaborate head wraps of the 1800s, to the current natural hair movement.
Unidentified w ofoman, [ca. 1890]
Alvin D. McCurdy fonds
Reference Code: F 2076-16-4-7
Archives of Ontario, I0024789
Clearly we were adding fake hair back in the 19th Century.
The ponytail does not match the texture of her natural hair.
Still today, we are trying to erase our naturalness with wig/weave
on the brain.