From sociocultural constructs to personal identity, women – especially black women are all learning to love, accept our hair and be very proud of our lustrous afro, coily, curly, kinky hair.
Our hair is interwoven in our everyday life. The way you style it when you’re going out, the way it’s kept when you’re feeling low and unbothered, going for the big chop, who you see when you look at the mirror… so much is attached to our hair.
I remember being a little girl going to school. My hair was a huge part of my identity. Always insecure about my natural afro hair – which I love so much now. Always looking to be like the other kids who had permed hair. The memories of going to make my hair in the salon – either in various cornrow styles or my hair being threaded into single strokes are still ingrained in me and I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything in the world.
Our relationship with our hair is an intimate and complicated one. There’s so much history in the story of our hair.
Afro Glow is a homage to every woman and the history of their hair.