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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 ...

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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