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Time Machine Natural Hair In History - Curly Nikki

A Look Back at the Black Hair Story

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Michelle of NaturallyCurly writes: Whether its activist Angela Davis’s Afro or hip-hop diva Lil’ Kim’s “weave of the week,” black hair has long had the power to set trends and reflect societal attitudes. Here is a look back at some of the key events and people who shaped the black hairstory.

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Soul Train!- Decades of Hair Influence

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NaturallyCurly writes: Where do we find our cultural influencers, see examples of who we are and get ideas of who we want to be? Today the answer is everywhere, but before we were bombarded from countless media sources, there was “Soul Train.” In the pre-DVR days of the early ’70s, Saturday afternoons were carefully choreographed around the broadcast of the…

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Hair Then…Hair Now

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A reader writes: Hey Nikki, I had a very funny conversation with my parents last night about natural hair care during the Great Depression (particularly in the South), leading up to when relaxers hit the scene. Get this– My Mom said that her mother (who was a seamstress and unlicensed beautician) used castile soap (in bar form) to wash…

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