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.
Oh! The horror of weaves…Unsanitary utensils can lead to a breeding ground for bacteria, cause abyss on the head…and permanent baldness…Ladies is all this worth it — to hide your God-given naturalness?
You Know It’s a Ghetto Salon…When…
(courtesy of DebraDickerson.com)
1. All the stylist wear house slippers
2. Four people are booked for the
same 1:00 appt.
3. Your stylist calls You at her salon
talkin’ ’bout, “I overslept but
I’m on my way.”
4. The Asian man from the carryout
comes to personally take food
5. Revolving-door hustlers peddle
everything from Gucci shades
to Coach bags
6. Your stylist has to finish her wing
dinner before she can start your
7. Your ears are ringing because Back
Dat Thang UP is blaring on the
radio & she’s singing along
8. A playpen, portable crib or stroller,
complete w/child — is a
9. Conditioner is extra
10. You want your real hair styled &
no one knows how
11. There’s a permanent Out of Order
sign on the bathroom door
12. You can’t see your finished hairdo
because the stylist has plastered
all the mirrors with pictures of
herself & friends —
mostly wearing something
13. There’s a receptionist station
— but no receptionist