Many Black people don’t know the history of Black hair and natural hairstyles and the significance it held in Africa. I learned some new things as I researched and it made me feel proud to discover more about our history. Efforts are made to erase our culture and connection to Africa so we must do our part to educate ourselves and each other to keep it alive. This is probably the longest I’ve ever worked on a video and the hardest lol It was really important to me that I posted this and got it right so I hope you guys enjoy it!:) The pics are representations and some don’t match up perfectly with the dates or time period but most are really close. Make sure you continue to research this topic…there was a lot of information I couldn’t include or the video would have been way too long.
Check out the book “Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair” in America for detailed information
I plan to go into more detail about locs and other subtopics. There was some conflicting information about Europeans calling the enslaved African’s hair dreadful upon their arrival to America- which is where some say the term locs comes from and why individuals choose to refer to them simply as locs. I will continue to do more research on this topic and create a video about my findings.
In the comments, please feel free to leave anything about our hair history that you would like to add so we can continue to learn from one another:) Don’t forget to share this with a friend! Peace & Blessings!