Remember when one could buy cigarettes at a vending machine? Now… it’s weaved hair!!!! Crazy!
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.
Oh! The horror of weaves…Unsanitary utensils can lead to a breeding ground for bacteria, cause abyss on the head…and permanent baldness…Ladies is all this worth it — to hide your God-given naturalness?
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
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
Blow drying…Okay. Weave drying on the clothesline… Ridiculous!!!
(Photo: 50s Jazz Singer Bette McLaurin) Bette McLaurin
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
One out of 3 Black woman wear some form of human fake hair? Each year more than a million pounds of human hair is purchased from females in China, India, Indonesia and Korea.What would we do without the Asian woman population?
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.