History of African-American Hair
Updated: Aug 29
HI decided to do this blog because a lot of 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.
The history of black hair. Our hair story. He is your behalf all every desire the hairstyles originating in different ethnic groups after the first example of a drill like stay back to ancient Egypt. Woodrat lots appeared on many artifacts.
Interjections with dreadlocks of also their cover from archaeological. Sites had remained to play a significant part in the status and identity of African tribes. It was a way to identify someone's social status based on ethnicity social rank. Age marital status will fertility manhood religion. These elaborate look due to styling taking hours. sometimes, days much like today when we use this time of beautifying, as a chance to socialize and form meaningful bonds with one another.
Enforcing forty-four Europeans began a kidnapped Africans. All social statuses and trade them on the west coast of Africa. Many wore a lever hairstyle. Although, the Europeans were person translated into my complexity. Style takes in a dorm. In black hair, something had to be done to rid them of their identity. To maintain control independence. Many slave owners share not only the man's here but women's hairs.
This was considered an unspeakable crime to many tribes in sixteen nineteen. The first slaves were brought to Jamestown after being on a show for three months. Unbearable conditions were hygiene. Let alone hair care maintenance could be maintained. Many of enslaved. Africans ‘hair’ was matted upon arrival displayed. Africans were no longer allowed. To speak their native languages. To traditional dances and maintain theirs here in the south of the Charles.
All the African culture and grooming traditions began to disappear. Slave owners want to cut out the enslaved Africans connection to their true still.
They push their standard of beauty scans straight hair at the base of features. African dark skin kinky hair and wider facial features. They were deemed attractive because of his letters. Canister here slays command higher prices at auction.
Due to brainwashing internalizing color, consciousness many blacks promoted the idea. Dark skin a kinky hair were less attractive and worthless.
The inflated Africans gave no way to care for their hair in the eighteen hundreds of homes. In the herbal, treatments used in Africa. They were forced to use big increase butter kerosene and she brushes to maintain their here.
In eighteen forty-five, middle hack homes. And it has been about the French and available to the United States.
Many people believe Madam CJ Walker invent the hot comb which is incorrect. She developed a range of hair care products for blacks and popularize the present curl style.
In eighteen sixty-five, slavery ended. But the emotional psychological scars lift all and are still evident today. Cortical good hairs. Finer curly are closer to that of the Europeans. It becomes a prerequisite for getting jobs. Entering certain schools churches and social groups.
In the nineteen twenties, market Gharbia Black Nationalist urges followers to embrace their natural hairs. And reclaim their Afghanistan. He quoted as saying you must remove the kings from your mind that you're here.
In nineteen fifty-four, doors you unless it's a permanent hair straightening for me and they can be applied at home a women's chemical strainer quickly follow in nineteen sixty-two actresses Li Tai somewhere score roles in the TV drama east out west side.
This was a big deal because praise considers a finished look for an adult one usually this thought was only one.
That the home, Angela Davis became an icon of black power with her large.
The Afro became a symbol of black power and pride kinky hair and dark.
Skin embraced in the phrase black is beautiful is calling. In nineteen sixty-eight Dianne Carroll is the first black woman to start a television network theory. She said to be the black version of the all-American girl's straightened curled hair.
In nineteen seventy-one, mill but Toliver is far from the ABC affiliate in New York, where her here and Afro this cost a great deal of controversy.
In nineteen seventy-seven, the jerk sucks blood in the black hair thing it within the curly Perm for blacks. In the style lasted through the nineteen-eighties and the nineteen-nineties, essence magazine the player's sisters loved.
But not without a lot of starting to become more accepted as well.
In the two thousand relaxes brazen metal styles are explored by African Americans.
Around two thousand nine, there's a surge in the number of women wearing their hair many refer to this as the natural here movement.
In two thousand and six black hair care to be into the industry. Black women consume eighty percent of the industry but only three percent of Cambodian treatments are marketed to smooth extreme measure hairs without damaging. The hairs are natural soon to find. This to be false today black women away from their hands a variety of styles both relaxed.
The number of women wearing the hairs. Their ‘hair’ has increased significantly due to education. The harshest of chemicals used in relaxers got condition a desire to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle and a desire for naturally longer and thicker hair.
Many believe he truly embraces understand appreciates our “hair” especially, in its natural state. how directly relates to our culture you must understand its history and be willing to maintain a certain level of integrity and respect regarding it I was able is everything, unfortunately, the video would have been way too long but I encourage you to continue to research about this subject thanks so much for watching us the unexplained peace love.