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.
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…
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
Rapunzel’s Daughter: What Women’s Hair Tell Us About Women’s Lives by Rose Weitz (courtesty of Amazon.com) Ms. Weitz in her book explains that in the white community a slender woman is considered attractive regardless of her race or HAIR. She goes on to say that in the Black community a woman with long, straight
Hands down…Sisters are confused about our hair.We simply don’t know what to do with it.The problem: we are running away from our naturalness.Many don’t even know what our real texture is.We’ve got our kinkiness on the down low.Our beautiful Kinkiness is Screaming to get out!!!!!It’s time — way over due — to let our hair out of
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.