Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Hair Style back in the 50s

Love the fro...real or not

twists...Khamit Kinks salon

Another model by Khamit Kinks..a bit pricey but nice

Oldies...oh didn't you hate it when u had 2 go 2 school like this

Khamit Kinks /wedding look

Lovely wedding look again

In our hair history as African people, Hair was really important, our ancestors spent time getting their hair done, it was an important tradition mostly in West African countries for young girls to learn from their grandmothers, mothers, aunts the art of beautifying oneself through hair. It still is and I am quite sure that u all remenber those anoying moments when your mother, or aunt will take a big comb and attempt to comb your hair (I know I do...Gosh those moments felt like dayssssss..painful...lol)

Once slavery came about, women lost a sense of their feminity. Nevertheless ,since there were not many ways of communication, hair was used as a vehicule to show the marital status of a woman.
*For example in the Wolof tribe (Senegal) when a young girl shaved partially her hair ..it meant that she was "free"(didn't have a boyfriend).

*It was also easy to spot the Karamoko from Nigeria..because they only had a tuff of hair .
Of course our ancestors were just like us women of the new generation, they loved accessorising their hair with beads (cauris) ..ect...

Later on in the 50s , 60s, 70s when black people in America needed role models,or to aquire their own identities and not feel like they had to look like Barbie, the Afro phenomenon came in, people like Malcom X, Cicely Tyson , and today India Arie, Jill Scott, Rokia Traore...ect

All of these people made it ok, even though it's still a work in progress...
I'll say DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY...while I'll stay a nappy sista....

Djaa we as African women are fierce:)
Eyee Wayee:)

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