I don’t understand why so many African women wear Indian or Brazilian wigs and hair extensions.
African women have their own natural hair that’s unique and beautiful.
Why can’t women be proud of who they are and stop believing that those with straight hair and lighter skin are superior?
I see this as totally taboo.
No Indian or Brazilian woman will ever super glue an Afro wig onto their heads.
Why can’t African women promote Afro hairstyles?
Is it because of colonialism that we undermine our own natural beauty?
We are teaching our girl children that they’re less human without fake, straight hair.
African actors, ministers, teachers and nurses should all set an example.
Some of them will argue that they have the right to do any hairstyle they like, while others will say that weaves are fashionable.
But why can’t the fashion world respect our values and our beautiful queens the way they are?
I salute Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who holds one of the highest offices in the world, for preserving her natural hair.
Letter from - Agrippa Mashing.