Author: Hape Marite

Hair, an artistic form of self-expression and Identity

The way I wear my hair is much dependant on how I feel, my mood and energy levels and occasions. When I feel lazy and I’m not trying to deal with my hair, I usually put it in twists, I wear them for a period of a month, and this is also a reparative length […]

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The windy season is upon us

Windy season hair hacks That awful dreaded season is here, I have no idea what to call it, but I just dislike it, my skin and hair just cringe at the thought of it. This season is dry, windy, dusty, hot and cold all in one setting. This is by far the worst period for […]

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Hair Meet Ups- The importance of sorority in the natural hair movement.

What is a hair meet-up? It is a platform that brings together the natural hair community with the purpose of providing hair education, collectively solving hair ills/problems as well as demonstrating hair tutorials. The idea is to empower women to love their natural hair through storytelling. We started hosting monthly hair meet ups every last […]

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My Hair journey described

Being a young black woman is not easy, we are constantly bombarded with images in magazines, on T.V in social media of how we are supposed to look, that is skinny with long ,straight, waist length hair, but in reality that is not who we are, we are genetically more voluptuous and we have curly, […]

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So you Big Chopped, now what?

I big chopped in 2012 (stopped using the creamy crack) I kept my hair short for that entire year, I was still contemplating what the heck to do with it. In 2013 I decided to grow it out, I had no idea what I was doing but one thing was clear, I had no intention […]

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