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!
This is back in the 1920’s…No that’s not a weave!
This photo was in an Amtrak ad that appeared in Essence a few years ago. Blogger: Brunsli http://brunsli.blogspot.com/search/label/hairhas a discussion on whether the model is wearing fake or reallocs. Or perhaps she has added extensions to her natural locs.No matter, it is rare to see a loc sister in any major corporate ad. Some folks were
(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!