Afro-textured Hair #Day19_of_22

Some say hair is just hair, and for the most part, it is. but for women of colour, it symbolises much more to rock your natural hair, especially in the corporate sect. It symbolises freedom inner peace and taking a stand for the beauty we were born with. ~ someone

Did you know that our ancestors used different hairstyles to convey messages to the “gods”?

In the Yoruba culture in West Africa, people braided their hair to send message to the gods. Because hair is the most elevated part of the body it was considered a portal for spirits to pass through to the soul.

Source: Kika curls

Because of the Spiritual importance of hair for Africans, the practice of involuntary shaving during the slave trade error was in itself a dehumanising act. The shaved head was the first step the European took to erase the slave’s culture and the relationship between the African and his or her hair.~ My source

While researching on this I learned that what the majority of us refer to as “Natural Hair” is Afro-textured hair. Because that curly soft Hair on an Indians head is also natural. (Or was it just me)

Did you know that conrows were given its name by slaves who thought the style resembled rows of corn in the field?

It took us a while but am glad that the African is increasingly embracing his/her natural hair. Black women are seeking to be healthier by putting fewer chemical product on their hair. On social media, there is an uprising of Natural youtube channels and blogs. We are finally embracing not only our natural hair but skin and being, slowly getting rooted to our origin and purpose.

I recently went Natural and this is my story;

Going Natural,

There was a time when being beautiful depended so much on how I looked on the outside,

All the glam and make up was to make me feel beautiful. I was never extra or the trendy type. But not being able to step out because I didn’t have lipstick or because my hair was natural was a trap. I would feel ugly on those days. My confidence came from how I looked on the outside. If the drip and hair was on point, then I was on point. But that was so exhausting.

After soul searching and getting on the road of purposeful living I cut my hair. (The chemical treated hair) And started a fresh.

I don’t want to bore you with the details and all, but going natural helped me embrace who I am. I found purpose. Bad hair day or good hair day because am Natural am beautiful.

The joy in my heart for coming this far is beyond me. It’s the end of the fashion and culture week and we’ve got only 3 days left to end the challenge. It has been a rollercoaster of events, sleepless nights, long evenings but I will do this again anytime.

Enjoy your weekend, I’ll be back next week and we shall be telling stories no theme and getting this party lit. Jesus loves you.

Till then

Be kind, be humble, spread love.

15 thoughts on “Afro-textured Hair #Day19_of_22

  1. Some hairdressers struggle to style and manage natural hair. There was a time l left the saloon with a terrible headache. Nowadays you can watch a tutorial on YouTube and learn about the different hair products or hairstyles.

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  2. I have but mere strands on my head. I can’t try natural hair well not in this decade of my life. Also I feel like it’s too much work, more painful to maintain especially for me with a sensitive scalp. So I treat as much as possible

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    1. Well these days they are natural products that can help with softening and reducing the pain. I can testify to that. I use rice water and avocado and eggs for conditioning. Of course, it’s a lot of work there are days on end when I neglect my hair 🤣🤣 I meditate on cutting every week. I totally understand anyone that prefers to treat.. Thank you for reading.

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  3. I have natural hair too and I love it. However, it’s way too much work for me 😂 that’s what I don’t like about my hair. Because of that, I try to always keep my hair in braids. Lol.

    Every time I have my hair out, I want to cut it lol

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    1. 🤣🤣🤣 the struggle to stay natural is real. The YouTubers make it seem easy but Lord have mercy. Me it’s in mini twists most of the time. My cousin used to say beauty is pain. 😭 anyway thank you for reading.💞


  4. Natural hair is beautiful, we should all wear it with pride and our heads high while reminding our other sisters who are still relaxing theirs that those chemicals they use is a timely sucide. Thanks for sharing

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