Monday, July 31, 2017

Why Is There Not Many Natural Vintage Hair Styles For Black Women?

Vintage hairstyles for black hair
As an African American pin-up my self, I've always wondered why there aren't many hair tutorials for natural black hair. I myself just rock a 70's style Afro but it seems like it's the only hair style that we have to choose from when wanting to rock a vintage hair style. Sadly, this is because back in the pin-up days such as the 1940's and 1950's it wasn't considered socially acceptable for black women to wear their natural hair. So they often straightened it. Now, people are embracing natural black hair but there is still not many vintage style hair styles for black women who prefer to stay natural. They're some black pin-ups that recreate vintage hair styles. Such as Theblackpinup, Theurbanpinup, and Misstammisavoy but not many others.

So I'm gonna try to recreate different vintage hair styles with my natural hair. And who knows, maybe I'll make a blog series about it.

What do you think?

Do you think black pin-ups should just straighten their hair?

Or would you like to see them recreate retro hair styles?

2 comments:

  1. Hello there! I'm a fellow black Woman who has been wearing her hair natural for a little over a year.
    I've also felt the same way 'oh I gotta get a perm, or straighten my hair for it to be "period perfect" ' then I asked my grandma what some of her friends did. She told me some lightly straightened it, whereas many would just get their hair to work in their favor. Of late, I've been rocking a humidity laden little do, which envokes the 30s for me.
    But before that, I rocked a teeny fro, Senegalese twists, box braids, faux locs, and a huge fro with my vintage styles.
    I thought, 'well, nobody bats a lash when someone is wearing pink/purple/fire engine red, why should they care I've got locs in?'
    Embrace your hair, let your clothes and accessories do the talkin.

    Carla, Tiny Angry Crafts

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  2. Hi Carla!
    Thank you for your comment.
    I agree just let your clothes and accessories do the talking.

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