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
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
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!
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
(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.
Checking out an article by Djehuty Ma’at-Ra — He reminded the reader that Perms are not Permanent! dherbs.comHe went on to school us about what Kwame Ture (formerly Stokely Carmichael) said in the rap song by KRS-One — Ya Strugglin’: No matter how hard you try to disguise yourself, it can’t be done. Africa is so strong, that regardless of what you put in your hair, she will