"Chinese Bump", "Onions", and "Pig Titty" - I've heard Bantu Knots called all these names as I was growing up in St. Martin. Originally called Zulu knots, this style is said to have its roots in South Africa among the Zulu people, who are of the Bantu ethnicity. Although Bantu Knots is a traditionally African style, I am amused with its transition into Caribbean culture. Do you know what a Chinese Bump is? How are onions related to the Bantu Knot style? Who coined the term "Pig Titty" for this style? All I can say is it was a private indoor hairstyle once upon a time in the Caribbean. How do I know? Well, in the 90s, my high school geography teacher was surprised when I wore the style to her class; she asked me, "Why are you wearing your "hair rollers" in public?"
Congratulation to Patricia Gumbs, winner of the Science of Black Hair Giveaway.
Five years ago, I did my third big chop. Seventeen days immersed in the experience, I realized that my third TWA or Teeny Weeny Afro had managed to teach me on a couple of things about myself and those around me. Having reduced my hair length to 4 inches, I felt content, but I hadn't realized that I had rustle a few feathers having done so. Here's what I've learned.
Detangling your natural hair can be super frustrating [and that is putting it kindly].
However, pain-free detangling is possible and requires proper planning, use of the right techniques and adoration from sensitive scalps.
The absolute challenge lies with ridding yourself of old thoughts that appear as solutions. You know you've had several. They sound like this:
Wait. wait. wait. We have great news. Detangling natural hair is a simple and rewarding skill that anyone with natural curls or afro-textured hair can learn. That's what this post intends to teach you.
[Bonus, Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush Review]
All fourth year students, girls and boys in primary and secondary schools of both parts of St. Martin, are invited to participate in Don’t Break the Comb’s Letter and Essay Writing Competition. Entries from each school must be submitted in an envelope and delivered to the Philipsburg Jubilee Library, C. Voges Street, Philipsburg, by 5 pm on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
I was standing over a student in the midst of saying something profound when an urge drove my index finger to the first cornrow above my forehead. Two good swipes with my finger and I was good. Except in the moment of friction, I created St. Martin’s first and most likely perfect snowflake.
I told you about the first perfect St. Maarten snowflake that fell from my scalp during work in How to Get Dandruff That Will Embarrass You at Work pt.1 . Let's get to the source. Where did this dandruff come from?
Learn the fundamentals of natural hair care while practicing 4-5 essential protective styling techniques: two-strand & three strand twists, flat twists, cornrows and more in 4 two-hour sessions.
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You probably see coconut trees so often that they've probably faded into the backdrop of your life, but the fruit is like a golden crown.
The whole water situation after hurricane Irma was a mess. Overnight I had my body parts on a priority watch list. And you know who came first on days when head-to-toe baths were criminal...[As much as I love my hair, she took a near back seat and had to behave herself.]
Uninspired? Need a boost in your search for protective styles that can take you through the month? Here are 10 cornrow hairstyles by three gifted hair stylists. First style is by Ashley M. Sparrow, an Atlanta-based hair stylist.
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