I Won’t Be Getting Fulani Braids Again – This is Why

When I went home for Christmas, one of the main things at the top of my agenda was to get my hair braided. The one thing I miss so much about being in Zimbabwe is how easily and affordably one can access hair care services. I never could have dreamed I would be charged upwards …

My Hair Is Not Your Playground

“Oh, I love your hair!” You say, as you reach out to touch it. I wince and half-smile as your fingers tangle up in my Afro like an intruder, an unwanted invasion on a Monday afternoon. Not too long after, come the questions. A flood I neither signed up for when I walked into the …

Nappily Ever After!

"Nappy"..."Kinky"..."Dense"... "Poufy"... "Wiry"... "Wild" - a short list of the adjectives that have commonly been used to describe black people's hair. It isn't until about ten years ago that black women fully began to embrace the resistant coil of their afro-textured hair, what with the big hype surrounding the Natural Hair Movement. Let's take it …