Afrorage

Namibia’s Naturalista’s Series

In continuing our celebration of the beauty and diversity of Namibian Naturalista’s, meet our next beauty Lydia! So who are you to the World?     My name is Lydia, born in Oshakati, bred in Windhoek. I am told I am a little spark that ignites happiness (I guess that says a lot about me) ...

Hair Talk :)

Hair Talk 🙂 So, this is going to be a very short blogpost :).  I have now reached the region of being a long haired natural, and as much as I love long hair, I really miss the ‘no fuss days’ of teeny weeny Afro freedom. My hair is creeping down to bra strap length ...

How the Slave Trade framed our view of African Hair

  So I did a bit of digging into hairstyles, how they came to be, how they have changed over time, and the different influences through history. This piece scans over some of the finds that stood out for me during my dig. These nuggets of interesting finds are generally themed around how black African ...

The Mole Hills: Afrorage Hairstyles

The Mole Hills (This works well for hair shrunk to 80% of its length, or medium length hair). This was one of my  older hairstyles when I just went natural and was trying to come up with creative hairstyles for everyday use. I call this one the mole hill as the hairstyle tends to resemble ...

Hairstyles: “The Mohawk Twist”

  The Mohawk Twist I am so rushed for time that I can hardly spend hours experimenting in my hair to create long lasting protective hairstyles, this was one I stumbled upon accidentally and ended up keeping for the whole week at work, I hardly touched my hair the whole week, I simply slept with ...

Meet Wilhelmina Shiikwa from Windhoek, Namibia

  Who are you? My name is Wilhelmina Shiikwa, i hail from Otamanzi, a beautiful village in Ongandjera, in the north west of Namibia. I don’t know how to explain what i do without sounding like a drug dealer.

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Hair Profiles Namibia: My Hair and I! Odilia Camarao

  Hi hair sisters! This is my journey up to now, last year November I relaxed my hair with Afro permanent relaxer and i was loving it, until my hair started to break and get weak(maybe because i did not know how to take care of it like i do today), so I decided to ...