The black hair revolution continues! Photos from the 2nd March of Curly/Kinky Hair Pride in São Paulo!

Loving the Natural Hair Revolution!! Just wanted to share with you some photos and videos from Curlfest June 2016 held in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Also included an old photo of me wearing me and My Dad wearing our perfectly coiffed Afros during the mid-1970s!!

Black Women Of Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Wow! Has it been three weeks already?!? Ya know, as a regular blogger, I am always consistently preparing new material for the blog’s readership. Whether translating new material or preparing my own thoughts on such material, sometimes I lose track of articles that are already done and just need posting or those that sit in my “post bank” just waiting for official release. As I’m writing now, I just realized that I have 23 such articles sitting in the bank, some going as far back as September of last year! Incredible how time flies sometimes! Today’s piece is a great example. 

11 Women arriving for the 2nd annual March of Kinky/Curly Hair Pride

I had prepared this piece almost three weeks ago and had planned to post it on the following day. But then what happened? The 2016 Olympics soon approached and the piece got…

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14 thoughts on “The black hair revolution continues! Photos from the 2nd March of Curly/Kinky Hair Pride in São Paulo!

  1. Glad to hear about the new black hair revolution. Nothing frames the face like a thick halo of hair! Being a blondie, in the 70s I loved to get a perm, and fluffed my hair with a hair pick. Sadly, it never lasted…

    1. Your hair will grow. One advantage of the Internet is YouTube. There are all kind of hair videos produced by young Black Women Naturalistas that you can view on how to care for Natural hair, products, conditioning, protective styles, etc…. Also Young Indian Ladies from India have fantastic hair care videos. Now obviously Black and Indian Women have different types of hair but many Indian products work quite well on African hair in regards to moisture, condition and just general upkeep. I’m happy to learn hair care secrets from all communities of Color.

      1. Niceeeee. I follow some already, will check out the Indian hair vloggers too. I got tired of relaxing my hair about this time last year, I was in Ghana throughout summer and got tutored by a Ghanaian friend, she makes cool videos too on YouTube @GHlonghair, I made the switch to never applying relaxer to my hair and I loved every bit of the process. Two months ago, i decided to start afresh.

      2. Yes the videos by African, African-American and Indian women are great!! I stopped relaxing my hair when I was in my early to mid-30s after one day I was in my bathroom combing my hair and the hair went off my head and into the sink!! Arrgghh!! Made a vow to God that I would never put relaxer in my hair again and have kept my vow. If you get a chance please watch a documentary by Chris Rock called Good Hair. We know him from comedy but he makes some really valid points through his interviews. One of which is the hair wearing a Haz Mat suit in a plant that produces relaxer. Why is the guy covered from top to bottom? Because relaxers contain Lye!! Poison!! Which would have taken off his skin had he not had on the protective gear.

        One thing I will say is that hair thickness and density changes radically during menopause. I had lots of problems until I discovered the miracles of Shea butter and Coconut Oil. Since then my hair has been doing much better. Lucky for me there are plenty of Africans and African-American Vendors and store owners who sell products geared towards our hair. Our Crowning Glory. I’m glad more SiStars in Africa and throughout the Diaspora are appreciating natural beauty in all forms!! Hooray!! 🙂

      3. Oh yeah, I couldn’t agree more. Coconut oil and shea butter does the trick perfectly, as a matter of fact, I’m running low on coconut oil and been thinking of searching for a store to get one, I know there are lots, I just kinda like the one I got from Ghana. Do you know after my lecture with my Ghanaian friend, Stella, I used my savings to buy natural hair products as opposed to all the goodies I wanted to take back home in Nigeria. Lool. I’m going to search for that video by Chris, always knew him as an actor and comedian. Good to know he’s into our cute hair too. It is also correct that hair thickness and density changes, whenever I complain about my hair, my mom says hers was like that, but became soft in her 50s. I am so done with relaxers. Going to spot an Afro as my hair grows.

      4. Excellent!! I Live in New York which has brutal winters so I must protect my hair. I like variety and have tried many styles plus I do color my hair but stay away from those ridiculous lace fronts, weaves and too tight braids. Weaves are now becoming a major factor in hair loss among Black Women. Even when I get corn rows or box braids I use human hair and I take it out after 2 or 3 weeks. Not trying to look like a bowling or cue ball!! LOL!!
        Much success on your hair journey!! 🙂

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