Afro Diaries The ‘Fro Series: Merryl de Wee

The ‘Fro Series: Merryl de Wee

Hey loves. Hope you’re doing well. August 2017 marked exactly one year since I decided not to relax my hair anymore. So in light of this, I have decided to continue with my ‘Fro series. This week we’re starting with Merryl de Wee. Merryl hails from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. She is a …

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Afro Diaries Love that ‘Fro, Vrou – Kelley Felix

Love that ‘Fro, Vrou – Kelley Felix

Hey Ladies (and gents). Why did you decide to go natural? My reason to revert back to natural was that I was embarking on a journey of self-discovery, which you can read about here. I recently found a website, un-ruly.com, which is currently running a series: “Hairties: A message from this generation to the next”. …

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Afro Diaries Love That ‘Fro, Vrou: Laverne Dunn

Love That ‘Fro, Vrou: Laverne Dunn

Hey, Kinkies. I hope you’ve been doing well since our last chat. When I started my natural journey,  it was not a pleasant experience. I would get looks and comments that would sometimes shake my faith in humanity, and women in particular. During the past few months, however, I’ve heard how some women would love …

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Afro Diaries Love your ‘Fro, Vrou: Melinda Stuurman

Love your ‘Fro, Vrou: Melinda Stuurman

Hey Curlies, Boskoppe, Curlfriends, Natties… whichever group you identify as. How’s your week been? Mine’s been exciting. I adopted a dog. I’m planning to move back with my parents after my horrifying experience. Aaaand I actually had some blogs posted. So things are looking up. So this week on “Love Your ‘Fro, Vrou” I’m featuring …

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Afro Diaries Love your ‘Fro, Vrou – Shantel Moses

Love your ‘Fro, Vrou – Shantel Moses

Hi Guys. Sorry I’ve been MIA the last two weeks. I was supposed to start featuring my fro–vroue but these past two weeks have been hectic. First-off, my friend of almost two decades came to visit, all the way from KZN (She’s going to be so disappointed if I don’t give her a special mention: …

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Afro Diaries Love that ‘Fro, Vrou!!!

Love that ‘Fro, Vrou!!!

The Natural Hair Movement has taken South Africa by storm. What makes this movement so powerful is, in my opinion, that women empower each other. I love it. There is something magical about the way naturalistas carry themselves. Their confidence about their natural hair infects and empowers others to so the same. I mean, have you …

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Afro Diaries Six Days of Doek

Six Days of Doek

Winter is here (Sorry, GoT fan). I felt it in my bones earlier this week when I woke up. I smelt it in the air last night. I saw it this morning when the frost on my car’s windscreen refused to melt. For most naturalistas, winter means protective styling for your tresses. Related PostsSix facts …

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Afro Diaries Six facts about ACV that would impress your friends

Six facts about ACV that would impress your friends

Since I started on my natural hair journey, I’ve found myself going for more natural remedies. For example, for inflammation, I would drink a little honey and turmeric in warm water. For swollen eyes (which happens more often than you think) coconut oil is my go-to remedy. And for my “pitkrul“, a little ACV does …

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Afro Diaries Seeing the truth: The pitkrul’s journey

Seeing the truth: The pitkrul’s journey

My natural hair journey started way before I actually decided to go natural. I had thought about letting my hair revert back to its pitkrul state for quite some time before I decided to put that relaxer down and deal with what the Good Lord gave me. Related PostsLove your ‘Fro, Vrou: Melinda Stuurman54Hey Curlies, …

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