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Protective Styling Review: Yarn Braids! And the Continuation of Naomi’s hair regimen…

This is a review of Yarn braids as well as a continuation of my regimen… Since the last time I shared, my hair has been hidden away in long, long yarn braids. I believe I promised to never do yarn braids again – oh and how the mighty have fallen back on their words! Trust ...

Get your Natural Hair done at Simana Naturals Emporium!

                Who are you to the world? I am a locs wearing naturalista who has had more big chops than I have fingers on one hand.  I am also mother to a 12 year old girl who has a massive Afro! I am in love with Afro hair ...

Namibia Naturalista’s Series

So who are you to the world? My name is Ros (rhymes with boss). I was named after my mom’s best friend and for some reason people think my name, Ros Limbo, is fake. I’m an auditor, a writer and a blogger. I speak a bit of French. And I’m one for an adventure. Why ...

Namibia’s Naturalista’s Series

Who are you to the world?  My name is Sitali Nyambe, born and bred Namibian girl. 100% African girl! Finding my place among the people of this big beautiful universe and my hair journey is a part of that process. What are your hair goals? I have three hair goals at the moment. The first ...

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) ...

Namibia’s Naturalista’s

We would like to start 2015 off with a focus on Namibian naturals and in celebration of the diversity and beauty of the ladies of the African continent.  We start with Christina Nadezhda! So who are you to the World? I am Christina Nadezhda – 32 years old, mother, sister, daughter, friend and ‘naturalista’. Being ...

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 ...

Hairstyle Experiments: The Hair Ponytail Bump

Hairstyle Experiments:  The Hair Ponytail Bump    I have seen this hairstyle on so many occasions on so many pictures trawling up and down the internet and decided to try it out.  The only drawback I had in attempting it was the fact that it is hard to do it on when shrinkage has set ...

The Counterculture

The 1960s and 1970s saw a visible global shift towards embracing natural hair, during this time wearing one’s natural hair was a statement of sorts. For a little bit of historical context we can reference the hairstyles of performers such as James Brown; Sammy Davis Jr. who with his wife Altovise, became the first black ...

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 ...