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
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.
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!
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.
Cicely Tyson was one of thefew, if not the only Black actressthat wore an afro during theearly 60’s. She sported the‘fro on the TV show East Side/ West Side. Other sisterswere wigging it like the Supremes.
This Negro steel wool product is made by the German company, Oscar Weil. It is marketed Today! Not in 1914…2014! A woman found it when she was in Lebanon. And as she noted many Lebanonese don’t have the straightest of hair. Clearly, this is a racist stab at folks of African descent. You know, having kinky
The Afro ruled in the 70s. We were wearing our kinkiness with pride.(from top left-clockwise) Poet Nikki Giovanni; our sex goddess Pam Grier; kick-butt actress, the late Tamara Dobsen (she’s probably wearing the then popular afro wig.); and activist Angela Davis.
These Afro pics bring back memories…. How about back-in-the-day, right after slow dancing at a basement party…and having to run to the bathroom for a Afro pic-quick-fix because one side of your ‘fro has collapsed into a flat board slammed upside your head.Can you think of a Afro pic moment?