The African Threading Technique also know as Mabunzi (in Shona | Zimbabwean)
Did you know that Two Strand Twists and Bantu Knots are not the only two protective styles you can use. If you did a search on the youtube you’d think otherwise because everywhere you look its two strand this and bantu that!
Now I love both these methods immeasurably, lets face it they work. And like my mama always says “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it child!”But to her I reply “Damn mama!, It won’t hurt to have another trick up my sleeve”.
In walks Dephne Madyara - a youtuber who is equally stunning as she is inspiring, to show us how to put the method to work. She’s been on her journey for more than 3 years now and it seems to really be working for the girl. Check out her channel for more tips and tricks!
We heart ♥ Amber Pickens | 21 | Oak Cliff-DDD, TX ♥
She makes us want to dance!
Check out that bod. Check out her Style. Then Check out her Blog at fiestadoll.tumblr.com and barbeeinthecity.tumblr.com
Austria Alcantara & Genesis Vallejo in “Frosted Candy” for Sport & Street Magazine
Lookin hella tight!
Did you know?
Lupita Nyong’o braids hair!
Like so many of us the standard of black hair care in western countries is confusing at best but mostly disappointing.
Whilst studying as an undergrad in New York Lupita found the same to be true in the States, so she took it upon herself to learn the tricks of the trade to the benefit of herself and her friends.
Very rarely do I ever hear my girl friends rave about their experiences at the salon. We’ve all visited that one salon, in that shady part of town, where the stylist is brandishing a hot comb like a weapon over some crying teenager’s head.
You look around the shop floor covered in several issues of Black Hair from the 1980’s and stray brushes with other peoples hair in it, and yet you still do not turn around to leave!
Why don’t we flee? Because its not like we have an abundance of choice. There isn’t a website listing black hairdressers and stylists in the area- gocomphair.com and most of our friends get their hair done by their mama, an aunty or big sister.
Now, I’m not saying that we don’t have good hairdressers and stylists out there. I’m just saying that sometimes it seems like a bit of a struggle to find one then maintain a relationship. Our hairdressers need to invest more in their shops and image and you can be sure we will do the same.
In the video Lupita talks so lovingly about hair and braiding and her reasons for learning how to braid. It’s inspiring to see how enamoured she is with process of styling, something we should learn from her especially when taking care of our own curls and locks. She also represents the type of hairdresser we all wish we had; caring, devoted, patient and cost free!
We can only dream girls, we can only dream……