Afro Aficionado

So, this is it. The first blog post.


The title probably spoiled the surprise, but I’ll state the obvious anyway: I began this blog to talk about African-American hair.

It’s funny how a bundle of dead skin cells can carry so many negative and positive connotations; wearing it “natural” or in a regular puff can raise the “nappy hair” stigma, while getting praise from other fellow African Americans for wearing it natural. However, deciding to get a perm can result in opposite effects; to others it might seem like a step-up from natural kinky locks and garner compliments and positive attention, while on the other end of the spectrum, you can be criticized for trying to look “white” and damaging your hair.

A girl can’t stand up or sit down, can she?

Putting aside the undertones of racism and identity lying underneath, another question is raised: what products should I use for my hair?

There are many, many products out on the market, questionable advice and weird people out there that may or may not know what’s best for kinky hair.

Over the years, I’ve been through the infamous perm, big chop and started the awkward transition of growing my hair back while collecting tips and tricks along the way. If you’re a fellow owner of an afro, or just simply curious about how we even manage our hair, this post is for you.

The updates will be posted regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or at least every week.




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