Why Do We Wear The African Head Wrap?

Many black women wear the head wraps that get in touch with their ancestry and African Roots. Some just wear it for the fashion and when they don’t feel like doing their hair—I’m guilty of that!!!

SO here’s some history:

  • It originated in  Sub-Saharan Africa, which is South Africa.
  • The white race imposed the wearing of wraps as a badge of enslavement during slavery.
  • The stereotype black mammy came along with the head wrap, which is a black woman who is taking care of a white family, like a servant.
  • The enslaved and their ancestors have looked at the head wrap as a helmet of courage that inspired an image of the true homeland (Africa).
  • It’s a uniform of rebellion–signifying resistance to loss of self-definition. The style in which it’s worn is a cultural marker.
  • Different cultures use head wraps, but the difference and significance is black women tie the scarf at the crown of her head, significantly portraying a crown—for Queen.
  • Here are a few ways me and my friends have worn them:
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Brea C.

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Randyy G.

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I think it’s good to know why we do certain things, why we wear certain styles & brands and where these trends originate. Sometimes, people don’t care about the history of what brand they’re wearing or how it came about.  Honestly, I don’t care either, sometimes. However, since it’s Black History Month and I wear these head wraps a lot, along with several other Black Women in this style,  I just wanted to enlighten y’all and myself on the legendary head wrap!!

Sources: ThePatriot.co.zw

Shout out to my friends for being my models!!

Boxycharm Arrival

That’s a deal you’re getting, especially only paying $21 a month.

So finally my month subscription arrived!

I’ve been with Boxycharm going a little over 9 month now. Every time I receive it in the mail I always get excited. There is always about 4-5 full size product (some times more like this month), some are every high end and other you can get from a local store. I pay $21 dollars a month. I have always loved the variety! So I’ll show what I received this month.

This is how the box normally looks. 20151220_122251 (1)

It always has a monthly theme.

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It gives a list and price range for the products inside. 20151220_122639

I haven’t tried all of these product yet. But I have tried the Ofra Creme Long Lasting Lipstick (Picture 3). As well as the Bellapierre Gel Lip Liner (Picture 1) and I love those two together. I have always tried the NCLA Cuticle oil (Picture 5)and I must say…

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