12 thoughts on “Embrace your Natural Hair

  1. I wish ever black person world wide would shun all modifications to our hair and let it be in all it’s natural glory. black men and women look so beyond Godly that way. Our hair defy gravity and is one of natures wonders.

    • Thanks for the comment Honeytreebee. I think it’s important we embrace our true selves. And not let other people define beauty standards for us. Thanks for dropping by my blog. 🙂

  2. You know kush you find wonderful thing’s to share, This piece is one of my devine favorite’s when ever I see Queen Tiye, Sitting there looking pretty that just remind’s me of, How some black women are today that don’t even know thier history, We embrace what other’s do, but not knowing where the style actually came from and that is the beauty of it.
    Knowing who you are and where you come from, Because even back then they was wearing the big Earring’s and the afro’s. LOL. thank’s fro this. Lovit.
    But I will soon will be back to blogging once I get myself together.

    • Hey stranger!lol Glad you could drop by. Yes this is a lovely pic of Queen Tiye. You’re right it’s important that we know our history so we can move forward as a people. It’s time to wake up and be the Gods and Goddesses we were meant to be!

  3. As well as being the first race on earth, we are also the only race with afro hair. We are a unique race and our natural hair is our Crowning Glory.

    Before slavery we loved our natural selves in every way, but since slavery, we have been conditioned to dislike everything about ourselves… our dark skin, our broad noses, our full lips and of course… our natural hair. This brainwashing has affected black women more so than black men because the beauty of women is advertised more than the handsomeness of men and in European societies stringy-haired beauty has been declared beautiful and afro-haired beauty has been declared unattractive. There are two reasons as to why many black women are determined to hide their natural hair under wigs and weaves and that has to do with centuries of mental reconditioning from generation to generation.

    The first reason has to do with images that represent goodness, love, kindness, softness and gentleness. All those qualities are represented in the image of Jesus. Now you’re probably wondering what on earth am I talking about… what does Jesus have to do with natural hair, but please hear me out. Christian Masters and Mistresses forced us to believe that the stringy-haired Jesus was our saviour. Jesus was going to save us from all our pain and suffering and Jesus was going to give us mansions in the sky along with much treasure… so black people gave their love and adoration to an image that DID NOT have dark skin, a broad nose, full lips and NATURAL hair, because the Jesus image had light skin, a long nose, thin lips and of course… STRINGY hair. So when a Christian mother combed her daughter’s afro hair, she didn’t see goodness, love, kindness, softness and gentleness, she saw the opposite. She saw BAD hair. She combed her daughter’s hair roughly as though her hair was BAD and she didn’t hide her harsh words of displeasure. This is how little black girls came to associate their natural hair with pain and being undesirable.

    The second reason why we believe there is “good hair” and “bad hair” is again due to our mental reconditioning that was passed down from the slave plantations. The wavy and stringy hair of Master’s bi-racial children was looked upon with acceptance by Europeans, but the afro hair of black children was ridiculed. Hence, the “good hair” “bad hair” nonsense came into play.

    Over the centuries we have internalised these feelings of self-loathing but fortunately things are reversing. Firstly, discovering Jesus is a myth has turned us away from loving and adoring the ‘Jesus image’ and secondly, knowing that bi-racial looks were used to encourage us to hate our own looks has turned us away from wanting to look less African. The negativity attached to our natural beauty is crumbling. Today, black women have begun to love their natural hair again. Natural hair sistas are encouraging other sistas to care for their natural hair by using natural products and by living a healthier lifestyle. We cannot improve upon nature and our unique natural hair is natures delight 🙂

  4. Kushite,
    I so love loking at her picture. I was thinking of having it as one of my new year’s cards as it not only encourages ever black woman to remember when we were queens, but that all black women regardless of station posses a beauty like no other. That our natural features are lovely, beautiful, and feminine, and worthy of love and admiration.

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