The Evolution of Our Hair is An Evolution of Our History: Part ISunday, August 12, 2012
Starting as far back as Cleopatra who wore wigs and braids and moving through history to black women using hair pieces to create plaits in the victorian era. During the WindRush era the Pressing Comb and many straightening apparatus became popular in the 50’s which created new and varied styles. Wigs and weave in the 60s became an easy way to wear our hair and this was often, due to damage from the harsh chemical relaxers of the time and also because of convenience, because the damp British air caused many straightened styles to revert to their natural state.
Sandra Grittens @ the African Comb Seminars.