Carlie M on Challenge 2

Carlie M on Challenge 2

There are several wraps I do….for one, I bring the two ends of the scarf up and around my head, cross them and tuck them in.  For another, I  do the same but just twist them up top and let the two ends fall down.  For the more involved one, I tie the scarf back and wrap it around a ponytail and tuck the ends in.

Headwraps are not just a quick fix for a bad hair day. Colorful scarfs intricately wrapped around.

There are several wraps I do….for one, I bring the two ends of the scarf up and around my head, cross them and tuck them in.

Headwraps are not just a quick fix for a bad hair day. Colorful scarfs intricately wrapped around.

I tie the scarf back and wrap it around a ponytail and tuck the ends in.

Headwraps are not just a quick fix for a bad hair day. Colorful scarfs intricately wrapped around.

Culturally, my great grandmother, my grandmother, and my mother were merchants in Haiti.  Merchants often wear scarves to protect their hair while carrying baskets loaded with goods on top of their heads.
Headwraps are not just a quick fix for a bad hair day. Colorful scarfs intricately wrapped around.
I can imagine that if it weren’t for Dr. King…Our white brothers and sisters would not have the opportunity to see our natural hair’s beauty.

Headwraps are not just a quick fix for a bad hair day. Colorful scarfs intricately wrapped around.
I am glad and very grateful to all those who stood up and said no to injustice, and I am thankful for their sacrifices which enables us today to reach our goals.
 

 
 
How you do your wrap?

There are several wraps I do….for one, I bring the two ends of the scarf up and around my head, cross them and tuck them in.  For another, I  do the same but just twist them up top and let the two ends fall down.  For the more involved one, I tie the scarf back and wrap it around a ponytail and tuck the ends in.

 

When you wear it if you ever do?

I wear wraps mostly when I’m deep conditioning my hair and need to wear a protective style.

For what occasion and what it culturally means to you?

Any occasion is appropriate for a scarf Culturally, my great grandmother, my grandmother, and my mother were merchants in Haiti.  Merchants often wear scarves to protect their hair while carrying baskets loaded with goods on top of their heads.  My third photo is my favorite one since it harkens to my merchant roots.  I’d make a fierce flower vendor.

Any comments for Martin Luther King Day?

I can imagine that if it weren’t for Dr. King, we would have two internets right now.  One world wide web for whites, and one for blacks.  Crazy thought isn’t it?  Our white brothers and sisters would not have the opportunity to see our natural hair’s beauty.  I am glad and very grateful to all those who stood up and said no to injustice, and I am thankful for their sacrifices which enables us today to reach our goals.  Happy Martin Luther King Day natural world! 

 

 

 

 

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