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
Many Sisters are repressing their NATURAL TEXTURE instead of embracing it!
(photo courtesy – Boston Globe/Evan Richman)The Sisterlock movement is alive! Sisterlocksoriginated in 1993, by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell,professor at San Diego State University.Here’s an article from January 6, 2008 Boston Globe by Meghan Irons.Sisterloctician Martine Bernard, explained that,“It’s healing hair….We are healing some of the ingrained feelings about our hair….God does not make mistakes.”