For those of us that can remember, this Duke Afro Hairspray Ad makes you want to bring back the day of the Afro…and the unity.
It’s Sensational, Joe Louis Hair Pomade” – around in the 1940s. Joe Louis wasWorld Heavyweight Champion from1937-1952.
(Photo: 50s Jazz Singer Bette McLaurin) Bette McLaurin
According to the blog Angola Rising, Angolans & other Africans believe there are spiritual qualities to the hair. Since it the closest part of the body to the heavens, it can reach out to gods & spirits. It is like an antennae that can transmit & receive communications to and from our soul.
“I married a Korean man so my children would nothave hair like me” — a young Black woman on The Tyra BanksShow – Nov. ’05
We have our Hair in lockdown mode… repressing it under weaves…perms…braids…Whew…but the kink still rules…
Why can’t our hair salons be more like a calm oasis…instead of rundown, wall paint chipping, old chair seat-peeling, have to wait 2-and-a-half hours, staying all-day, babysitting asylums of confusion?
Back In the Day…in the 1800s we used a fork to comb our hair.
Do we even know our real hair texture…that is consistently camouflaged under weaves,braids, wigs, perms, etc.? …See Malena Amusa’sBlog on Hair & Racial Politics: http://gold-platedwitchonwheels.blogspot.com/2007/03/hair-and-racial-politics.html