Crinkles & Curls – My blog

Crinkles & Curls Blog by Mireille
A blog by Mireille Liong, author of Going Natural, How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair
As a Social Entrepreneur with an analytical mind that was conditioned to approach matters mathematically, I couldn’t help but dig deeper to find out why Natural Hair ever became an issue in the first place.
So Crinkles and Curls is my personal blog where I like to go beyond the surface and connect the dots between Black Hair, history and society.
Inspired by Marcus Garvey’s famous saying “Remove the crinkles from your brain, not from your hair”, I hope to straighten out some persuasive notions and change the stereotypical mindset about African hair.
On a lighter note, I also like to share the experience of living in Bedstuy Brooklyn, traveling abroad and random basic stuff that keep life fascinating. Enjoy!

Locs vs Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks vs Locs, an intense debate about the origin & meaning

Locs vs Dreads : Hello there, I have been wearing my hair in natural styles for many, many years.  I am 72 now.  One reference to the style of wearing LOCS always feels insulting.  My hair is not DREADful, so why do WE continue to call it so?  DREAD LOCS was originally referring to black …

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My Wakanda hairstyle

The #BlackPanther #WakandaHairstyles is worth the Challenge

Did you know that all the hairstyles in the Black Panther film are natural? Hairstylist Camille Friend the visionary behind the fabulous hairdos rocked in Wakanda was really firm about keeping it natural and I for one are thankful for that. More than thankful, I am inspired and that is why I call for the #BlackPantherharstylechallenge calling for everyone …

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Black Follicles Matter, not just emotionally but also economically

In the wake of the recent killings of innocent Black men by incompetent racist police officers, the importance of how we use our $1.1 Trillion economic power has once again risen to the surface. Buy Black always comes up in light of these type of horrific racial crimes as many are convinced that marching can …

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Cardi B on Instagram

CardiB’s expletive video is why we need America’s Next Natural Model

  Scroll down for the video In a live Instagram video, hip hop recording artist and social media personality Cardi B. with nearly 15 million followers, used expletives that explain why America’s Next Natural Model, a pageant to promote natural hair, is very needed. In her words, Cardi.B’s kids won’t have hair as nice as …

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Bad Hair Uprooted at Sister Uptown BookStore

Black Follicles Matter: My Book Talk at Sisters Uptown Bookstore

Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center On Saturday June 10th, I had a book talk about Bad Hair Uprooted, the Untold History of Black Follicles at Sisters Uptown bookstore in Harlem. That colorful vibrant place where delicious healthy smoothies are also available, must be the coziest bookstore in the city. This beautiful space envisioned and owned by …

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