Friday, 9 May 2014

Natural Hair in the 60's

Yo yo!!!

If you're quite into social media like I am, you would have come across the images I want to share today. A young man called Johnson Donatus Aihumekeokhai Ojeikere was a Nigerian photographer. In the 1960's he embarked on a project photographing hairstyles on women he encountered in Nigeria. He had over 1000 photographs!!! I think the photos take us back in history and to a time when natural hair was worn in so many distinctive and creative styles.

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All photos were gotten from Daily Mail UK but originally sourced from FIFTY ONE Fine Art Photography Gallery. Feel free to google 'Ojeikere Hairstyles' and see so many more pictures of historical natural hair styles.

Berry Dakara.

14 comments :

  1. Many of these styles were still around in the nineties, cos a lot of primary school kids, deeper life and CAC members do these styles

    As of now, out of these styles, I can only do the Didi style and Bantu Knots. I see the Bantu Knots have always been around, in different formats

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    1. i remember those styles too. I enjoyed doing the 3rd style as a child. somehow those styles are now for kids or certain "religious groups",

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  2. I think the third style is current in different variations today. At least I've seen 3 different women this year alone with something similar.

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  3. Seriously how were they sleeping? loool

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  4. The first style will be perfect for a 60's inspired Photo-Shoot, but the pains........hmmmmm

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  5. Weeellllll I can definitely do didi but I think I'm still beta off admiring threaded hair on oda ppl dan actually doing them.

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  6. I can definitely didi my hair.actually did that when I was transitioning.

    http://www.styltix.com

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  7. Afro was a hairdo that was rocked also.
    I think I can rock a threaded hair now but it would be with extention and not the shining thread. The end result would be a contemporary threaded hair that can be styled daily.

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  8. I remember the koroba style was the 1st hairstyle I made when I was growing my hair as a child. I think I was 6 then. But these thread hairstyle looks painful *yikes

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  9. The koroba hairstyle was the first hairstyle I made when I was growing my hair out as a child. I was 6 then.But the thread hairstyles look painful*yikes
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  10. I was watching batta bok and saw a lady with the 6th style (the bunches) I was like that hair is cute! Love that style....

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  11. I was watching batta bok and saw a lady with the 6th style (the bunches) I was like that hair is cute! Love that style....

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