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Sharon’s Flexi-Rod Set Attempt 1

So for the first time I decided to stop staring at the bunch of flexi-rods heaped up in a pile in my bathroom cabinet and actually put them to good use.  My hair is thick and fluffy so I knew it would take quite a while to dry out, and as I wasn’t going to ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...