In 2007 I participated in a Natural Hair Show for the first time.at International African Arts Festival, IAAF, in Brooklyn NY. The stylist was Tameeka whom I met at the World Hair Show in Atlanta in 2005. After we exchanged information she did my hair, I did a photo shoot for her and finally I decided to do the hair show as well.
This video was just posted. One of the best natural hair gatherings Going-Natural.com organized in Holland. Interviewed by the American Michelle David who resides in Holland.
Translation: of the Dutch part: The woman with the long dreads explains that her mother taught her two things: to wash her underwear and to do her hair. She continues to say that she begged her mother to press her hair, how she had been hit with the comb on her hair and that her ears were pressed together with her hair.
A most talented loctician who has his roots in Trinidad developed his own distinguish style with a inimitable who has a head full of beautiful healthy locs himself
The turnout for the first Going Natural Lecture at the Casa Frela Gallery was delightfully higher than expected. Latecomers had to take ground seats in the cozy gallery where we gathered around my 17 inch laptop. The screen was much too small for everyone to get a good view but you could hear a pin drop during the presentation. Clearly the way Black hair is rooted in African American history, fascinated the audience.
Question time slowly brought the attentive listeners back to the gallery. Not only did they ask questions. Viewers also shared their experiences and hair stories turning the event into an interactive gathering of celebrating nappy roots. That, was a wonderful experience.
There were no seats left in the room where the documentary 400 years without a comb was shown. Even after adjusting the sound people had difficulty understanding the foreign language but it was clear that most could relate to the images. It was silent, then there was laughing and at times you could see the audience chill. The emotions connected to our nappy roots became clear.