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!

African Fashion Week 2014

African Fashion Week’s 5th Anniversary; Vision and Versatility beyond Design

What started as a vision to bring African design to fashion capitals around the world was celebrated on the catwalk of New York Fashion Week this year. African Fashion Week 2014 started with a full day of business and entrepreneurial classes at the UN Foundation building followed by a style, pop up shop and presentation …

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Braid locs in Natural Hair

It’s here: BAD Hair Uprooted the Untold History of Black Follicles

Choosing the best images after shooting natural hairstyles for over a decade is a close to impossible task. Yet I gave it a try. With a little bit of help from a future curator, who has a trained eye when it comes to photography, I think I selected the best portraits to picture natural hair …

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25 years do the right thing party

Do the Right Thing, A Spike Lee Joint that’s still smoldering 25 years later

When I moved to Bedstuy more than ten years ago, I had no idea how special the neighborhood really was. Watching Spike Lee’s movie as a student in Amsterdam the Netherlands gave me a slight idea of what living in New York might be like but I certainly missed more than a few aspects at …

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Little girl with big natural hair

Comb her hair: Why the petition against Beyonce’s daughter is a petition against Natural Hair

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you think the petition to comb Blue Ivy”s Hair, is too painful to read which it should be for anyone who understands where it comes from, imagine the pain the poster of the text must feel. Not being able to see the gorgeousness of an adorable little Black girl …

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US Army Rules for Natural Hair

In response to the Army’s ban on dreadlocks and other Natural Hairstyles

Just as dark skin is genetically different from light skin, African hair is hereditarily different from European hair. When it comes to hair though there is more to it than just the percentage of melanin that meets the eye. The genetic distinctions maybe small scientifically but they create physical differences that go beyond color or …

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