Nigerian Hair in the 60's :)

Two weeks ago, I lost a very special old lady. While going through her pictures I noticed a lot of natural heads!! In my excitement I asked the family if I could share some with you and they obliged.

                                                             Class of 59 :) look at those side parts....and thread!!

 head wrap...
 Buns were hot...look, our grandmothers had healthy hair thanks to attachment; these days we battle with healthy hair...:(

and guess what I spotted... a wig!!
After going through the pictures I wondered: if our grand mothers accepted their hair then when did fro hate actually begin?


  1. Awww...this is really nice. They really embraced their natural beauty...good to see that! That's something we women of this age should learn to do. Our hair is God-given...why not love and embrace it as it is?!

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Love, love these fros! Super cute! I spot some new hairstyles to try:)

  3. OMG.. old school amazement, we need to go back to these!

  4. Love it! Love it! Love it! My mother has pictures like these (including one with a wig)

  5. This is what I call healthy hair! Not what we carry around these days.

    We need to get in touch with these women, to give us tutorials, lol

  6. Happy you loved the Pictures Ladies.
    I'm totally with AN!! Lets all ask Mama to share some hair care secrets with us.

  7. I can't get over their full and healthy edges..... See what Ghana weaving and box braids have done to us o...

  8. My couldn't have said it any better. When I saw those pictures I decided to only use extensions once or twice a year. Ghana! that one go wait o..

  9. Great photos! The woman with the head wrap is so beautiful!

  10. Well, have you determined when the fro hate began? That is a fascinating question. During the same time period in the states, we had already become addicted to heat styling. Our fro hate began much earlier. Anyway, these pictures are so lovely!

    1. Hi JazzWife!
      No, we have not yet determined when the fro hate really started in Nigeria. I assume that we started stretching our hair for ease and gradually, we became hooked on relaxers. Today, some people don't even know what natural hair looks like. But that is changing. Thanks to blogs like ours :)



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