From antiquity to today…see the similarity?
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.
In the 1900s Black women were figuring out how to embrace their natural hair. It looks like quasi-bantu knots. The modern Black Woman has embraced the bantu knots worn by women for centuries.
The era is not known. Clearly the sister is sporting this sweet afro before it was called an afro. Black Pride!
This is back in the 1920’s…No that’s not a weave!
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 orders 5. Revolving-door hustlers peddle
This photo was in an Amtrak ad that appeared in Essence a few years ago. Blogger: Brunsli http://brunsli.blogspot.com/search/label/hairhas a discussion on whether the model is wearing fake or reallocs. Or perhaps she has added extensions to her natural locs.No matter, it is rare to see a loc sister in any major corporate ad. Some folks were