Kinky Katrina

Don’t Touch My Hair..For It’s The Feelings I Wear..Solange Said It Best. Why is a woman’s hair, more specifically, a black woman’s hair so astronomically important in her life? For one, it really is our crown. Our kinks have come a long way and for as long as time can tell our coils have made a significant impact in our history and is also a far indication of how far we have come today.

Ms. Madame CJ Walker was the first black entrepreneur that established a hair care line suited just for our hair in the 1900s aka the start of the slayage (A History Of Black Hair In America, refinery9.com). Soon after, other black hair care strategies revolutionized in America and texturizers, perms, and the hot comb emerged.

Straightening of our hair was very popular in this country come the early 50s and 60s because back then, in AmeriKKKa, being blonde and straight was beautiful. So like the saying goes, If You Can’t Beat Em’ Join Em’.

By the 80s, the Afro was all the way back thanks to the popularity and power of the Black Panthers Movement. As AmeriKKA revolutionized so did black hair.

It’s hard for me not to chuckle when I think of the journey black hair has made in this country especially with the way we are mimicked and copied by our Caucasian sisters.

From braids, twists, bantu knots, jerri curls, perms, dreads, straight hair, bald heads, cesears or afros, there is no real hair style that the black woman cannot slay. We are unique and it may have took us a while to get here, but I am proud to say we are finally embracing our kinks.

Natural hair care has made an impressive increase in popularity over the years and perms and texturizer sales have dropped tremendously. Yasssss ladies embrace your puffs!  It’s a dope feeling to know that after all these years of being brainwashed that our curls were ugly,  that they are now bein sought out by almost ever other race in history. It is flattering yet scary in the same sense to know how much we are replicated. #BlackGirlMagic. It is also a wake up call of how influential we are in society. If only we can come together as a people and really shake shit up ..but that’s hopeful thinking for the near future right?

For now, my beautiful black queens continue to be as texturized and coiled as you like and remember society does not determine your curl pattern. 💁🏾💅🏽

#Texturized #CoiledAndCute #Slayage #CurlPatternOn100img_0747

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