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.
(Photo courtesy of http://nappyme.wordpress.com) The Kink — Spirals like the DNA Molecule.The DNA spiral is the program for alllife.Perhaps one day, we will regard our kinkiness as divine as the ancients did,calling kinks, the spiraling hair of the Gods.
Here are braids of antiquity…Thousands of years agoour sisters wore braids (more than likely a wig).The point is we need to embrace our hair; not run away from it…trying to Anglo-size…white wash…our naturalbeautiful head of kinkiness.Ever seen a perpetual weave-wearing sister without her weave? Her real hair is jacked up…chunks broken off,half kinky/half straight head of madness.
(photo courtesty of NY Public Library)Above is an Ancient Egyptian wig made of human hairattached to a net — 18th Dynasty Egypt(from Egyptology: Hanging in the Hair —www.homestead.com/wysinger/hair2.html)The wig is for a lady, in the style of the18th Dynasty, BC 1400. Also shown is a wig box made of kash orwriting reeds, discovered in a
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett, The Egyptian Museum, Cairo —Courtesy of National Geographic Nubian Queen Kawit shown on her sarcophagus having her hair dressed…. Now, check out the hair. Queen Kawit is either getting her wig fixed or getting her natural hair braided. Whichever, it’s still Afrocentric hair.
Sisters were rockin’ braids 1000s of years ago!
(photo by Georgia Scott) We been wearing headwraps for centuries. Countries like Morocco, Mali, and Niger wear them to protect their heads from the harsh heat.
Black women all over the planet are ashamed of their hair. From Los Angeles to London to Lagos — this human, synthetic, fake hair charade is out-of-control. Sisters have no idea about their real, reach-to-the-sky, sun-seeking hair. They keep their hair on the DL — hidden under scarves, relaxers, weaves, and wigs. Bottom line, Black women have low
Braiding ventures all the way back to antiquity fromAncient Egypt to today…