Posts Tagged Afro

Natural Hair Beauties

Via one of my favourite blogs: Afrobella, I came across a New York Times article featuring some stunning black and white photos of women rocking their hair natural. How refreshing after all the drama last week with Nivea. Below is one of these dramatic photographs taken by Alice O’Malley featuring Solange Knowles.

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Nivea: “Re-Civilize Yourself”

Wondering what the heck global skin care company Nivea was thinking when they approved marketing campaign below. As you can see, it has a neat-looking black man holding a decapitated afro haired version of his head with the words ‘Re-Civilize Yourself’ plastered over the picture. Seriously! Come again! In the year two thousand and eleven, you’d think that a major brand like Nivea which has Rihanna as a spokesperson would have realised that a storm would brew from this ad. Now I’m not one to jump on the politically correct bandwagon, but with the additional words “look like you give […]

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Nappy Hair

When I first decided not to the perm again my hair some years ago, I did so manly because I was fed up with the cost of going to get my hair done every two weeks. Plus no matter how mild the perm was, I’d always end up with burns to my scalp. So natural it was. Well really braiding it was. Now five years later with one misstep that had me starting over two years ago (I got it straighten with a hot comb and some didn’t snap back), I’m pleased with the look, feel, thickness and length of […]

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Rocking My Afro

Here is a picture of me rocking my afro earlier today. I got tired of the braids I was wearing so I took them out yesterday. I thought about going to the beauty shop today to get some more put in, but I just didn’t have the energy to sit in a chair for 6 to 8 hours while someone turned my head every which way. So I’m trying to get use to the new look. Heck, I might even go to work on Monday with it. I know many don’t consider “natural” to be professional, but I don’t care […]

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No More Afro Puff For Awhile

Yesterday I went for a trim, but instead I got a hair cut. All total I lost 4+ inches. While it looked cute, I freaked somewhat as I’m not use to my hair being so short. So I made an appointment to get micro mini braids. So that’s what I did today. I spent 8 hours in a chair, getting my hair done. I like the look so perhaps I’ll keep it for awhile and here’s hoping it doesn’t take too long for my real hair to grow back. I already miss being able to put my hair in an […]

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