dreadlock braid

On appropriation of black hairstyles

You know what really irritates me?

The fact that so many of my fellow white women copy black hair styles when there are literally HUNDREDS of different ways in which you can style non-afro textured hair to create a unique look without heat, gel, or a perm.

You want to look different? Great! Why not explore the PLETHORA of ways in which European women have styled their hair over millennia?

British, 1861-1863

Ancient Greece:

Plantagenet era

Renaissance:

Edwardian era:

YOU DON’T HAVE TO STEAL FROM BLACK CULTURE TO DO SOMETHING UNIQUE WITH YOUR HAIR, FELLOW WHITE PEOPLE.

ALL YOU NEED IS TO A LITTLE PATIENCE AND CREATIVITY.

White people wearing dreads, cornrows, or other black hairstyles does not show creativity and uniqueness, it shows A TOTAL LACK THEREOF.

There are COUNTLESS braiding tutorials for hairstyles designed for non-afro textured hair available on the Internet.

A little research even shows how the VIKINGS and the ANCIENT CELTS did their hair.

You wanna stand out? You want to make a personal statement? Make it really personal by putting real time, effort, and creativity into it.

anonymous asked:

A very well known dangerous male yautja arbiter goes to earth to hunt and accidentally befriends a 4 yo girl. She uses him like a coloring book, practices using nail polish on him, braids his "dreadlocks" but everyone just thinks she's talking about her imaginary friend. "Mommy I made a friend today! " "Oh really honey? Thanks nice ." "Yeah! His head touches the top of my room! His skin is pretty colors! His hair is funny but pretty, and his face is really cool!" "He sounds like fun baby"

Ps the little girl names him “Mr. crabby” because the way he talks sounds like grunting to her

THIS WAS REALLY CUTE TO IMAGINE AND CHEERED ME UP SO I DID SOME DOODLES ASDFGHJ THANK U FOR THIS

Cheer Up Post #4888 - Hairstyles of the World (Men) Edition

Kings of expression.

See also: Women & Children

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We have white people and others really lying about the history of box braids just to make themselves feel better about wearing them. Maybe certain cornrow styles and how they are shaped/cut came from North Africa/Egypt, but the majority of the modern hairstyles you see black women wear are indeed West African. They swear everything is North or East African and don’t know shit about West Africa and its ancient history. A white bitch blatantly told me, “lol no it didn’t!” when I told her box braids and dreadlocks are derived from West Africa. I know it’s hard to believe that the “stereotypically” black region of Africa has advanced history and a lot of our beauty trends came from it, but stop giving East and North Africa credit for every part of black history! The cornrows I have now can be argued that it started in Egypt, but so what. It is still a black/African hairstyle that non black people/indigenous Africans can’t wear! If you are not of the African diaspora, you cannot wear braids!