Is that your hair??

“那是你的头发吗?(Is that your hair?)” is a question I often get asked when I’m out and about regardless of whether my hair is braided or not. Having a fro in China is undoubtedly unique and makes one stand out quite a bit. Among the sea of straight and usually long jet black hair, a coily cotton…

Black hair problems….

I need to vent. I love my natural hair. Anyone who knows me will tell you that. I love it so much I blog about it, talk about it and spend money on it (not too much of course). I invest time and effort into making it looks good and feels good. It doesn’t always…

The nappy hair struggle

I must admit, nappy hair bloggers make the nappy life look easy. And no doubt, for the most part it is once you get the hang of it. We wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t or if we didn’t love our hair enough to jump through hoops for it. But at the end of…

Hair goals for the new year

So we are well into the new year and I have also just turned a year older today so what better time to sit and reflect on life and of course, my hair? My hair’s just past the two year mark and my healthy hair journey began about a year and a half ago I…

Winner of the shea butter giveaway!!

Thank you to all those who showed an interest in the shea butter give away! There were a total of 5 people who wrote on the Soul Canvas Facebook wall about shea butter and were automatically entered in the giveaway. Their numbers are as follows from the first person to post a comment to the…

Natural Hair meet-up!

So we had the first nappy heads meet-up in Gabs! I was ridiculously excited when I got the invitation, sadly many of my fellow cotton tops could not join me since they were all otherwise occupied. First of all what is the purpose of a meet-up? To share ideas and advice about how to take…

Mother straightens 5 month year old baby’s hair….

A mother straightened the hair of her 5 month old baby and put the pic up on Facebook. If that doesn’t speak volumes about how black women feel about their hair, I don’t know what does! Besides the politics of such an act, the child is 5 months!! This cannot be healthy for the baby’s…

Lets talk about healthy hair….

Ever since Chris Rocks “Good Hair” Documentary, the American media has jumped onto the hair talk bandwagon. And now SABC has joined the party with 3rd degree addressing the weaves vs natural hair topic this past Tuesday (26th June). According to this article the presenter Deborah Patta introduced it as a topic “about race, Western versus African ideals”-quite heavy,…

My first hair “consult” : Transitioning

Now of course I’m no pro with this fro thing but I do know more than some. I think the correct term is fauxfessional (taken from Zanele on phrophro). I do everything on my own (except braids which my cousin does) and haven’t been to a salon of any sort since my last relaxer almost…

Relaxers – what I have learnt

Originally posted on africanhairblog:
This is going to be a long post!  Brace yourself because I have so much to say!  Please bear with me. I have been relaxing my hair since around 1993 (except for a 4 year break when I was natural from 2005 to 2009.  In all the time I was relaxed…

Have you ever….?

Some time back I was reading an article from a hair blog called ‘From Grandma’s kitchen’ that was commenting on a pictoral article of a Caucasian father raising an adopted Ethiopian girl. The article was explaining how the father cares for his daughter’s hair. He has taken it upon himself to learn how to care…