Nigerian men who wear their hair in knots are not a new phenomenon, but the hairstyle’s spiritual heritage sparks fear in the hearts of many.
Nikiwe Dlova is a young creative from Soweto, South Africa who expresses herself through her hair, fashion, music and art. She started a Hair Street Culture platform, which showcases freedom of hair expression in individuals, art and media productions.
Not enough credit is given to the agency African governments have in their dealings with China.
The natural hair movement started as a cause for the liberation of African women and women of colour. It was a bold statement to be unashamedly yourself. But a growing consumer-led effort to move towards Afro-textured hair has shifted the economics of the hair-care industry.
Former South African Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni has stirred up a hornet’s nest with a provocative Twitter post questioning why South African, and African women wear Brazilian or Indian hair. “Black consciousness is required on the Hair Question. Why this foreign Hair?” he asked.
Africans cannot appropriate white standards of beauty as white standards of beauty are imposed on us, writes Kylie Kiunguyu.
It’s not a secret that women want healthy hair and skin. But for many, this usually means subjecting them to products full of chemicals. Julie Bela Wamona takes a look at one Kenyan entrepreneur who is encouraging women to ditch harsh hair and skin products by providing natural alternatives.
With so many products and tips for natural black hair, it’s hard to know what really works. Now there’s a new haircare app to help you out.
The natural hair movement has opened up a myriad of business opportunities for local entrepreneurs in Kenya as more and more women make the transition from relaxed to natural hair.