• Maya Glitters

Afro Hair Talk

Updated: Dec 18, 2020

Hi M - squad it's Maya Glitters here and today's blog is all about celebrating all different hair types and textures.

In Photo - Storm Reid, Celai West, World Afro Day

I decided to write this blog after being inspired by Celai ("say - lay") West - after interviewing her (will be available on my podcast soon)! She is the youngest EVER model to walk among adults during New York Fashion Week! #incredible! Even though that is A HUGE achievement the other thing that really moved me was the fact she is using her platform for good! She has well over 100k followers and she is promoting a cause.

Photo Credit - World Afro Day

"She aims to use her platform to show the beauty of her kinks & coils…because ALL girls with ALL textures are beautiful and should be treated fairly. #KinkyHairMatters" - By Celai West

I 1000000% believe in what Celai believes! I believe all textures and types of hair should be celebrated! No one should feel ashamed of their hair or about what anyone thinks! Instead of focusing on what others think of you, focus on what YOU think of you.

Hair types:

Photo Credit - https://bit.ly/2YP65EF

1, being loose curls, to 4c being tight coils, the chart above shows all different natural hair types!

Can you guess what type of hair you have?

Type 1 - Straight

Type 2 - Wavy

Type 3 - Spiral Curls

Type 4 - Coily, Kinky, Curly

Here is a slightly more visual representation ⬇️

Photo Credit - Shea Moisture

Afro Hair

What is Afro Hair?

Afro hair is a style of hair unique to black people! Often curly,kinky and coily!

Above I have put together a picture showing words to describe Afro hair

- royalty

- fierce

- puffy

- unique

- soft

- fluffy

- beautiful

Above are just a couple of the many words to describe Afro hair!

A Couple Of Ways I wear My 'Fro

1. Clipped to one side

2. My signature - 2 bunches!

3. 1 bunch

4. Mohican

These are just 4 of the many hairstyles Afros allow you to create!

I absolutely LOVE my natural hair and have ALWAYS felt privileged to have it! No one should ever feel anything other than proud of their natural hair (it's a part of what makes YOU, YOU)!