From antiquity to today…see the similarity?
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.