Every now and then we all find ourselves scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest in search for a bit of hair inspiration. Naturalists have rightfully become a force to reckoned with, with the hashtag #naturalhair making Discovery waves. We’ve search far and wide, and found 10 of our continent’s own natural hair gurus whose locks are proudly representing the motherland. You’ll be quick to hit that ‘Follow’ button.
1. Congo – Mushiya Tshikuka
2. Kenya – Lupita Nyong’o
3. Ghana – Janet Yeboah
4. Liberia – Satta Nazneen Wahab
5. Madagascar – Lilas
6. Namibia – Lorraine Alberto
7. Nigeria – Temitope Adesina
Growth is something that is always constant. Last year, there were some things I tried changing about myself that made me feel extremely vulnerable and uncomfortable. I know growth and change isn’t comfortable but it seemed forced and that I wasn’t being honest with myself. I was becoming someone that people wanted me to be and not who I truely felt I was. So, this year, I decided that I’m no longer forcing things on myself. If people can’t deal with who I am at the core, then that’s there problem. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I choose to not grow, I just choose to not be anything other than who i truely am, just because others want me to be different, if that makes sense.
8. South Africa – BushBaby Amy
9. South Sudan – Nyakim Gatwech
Know that God will never give you weight you can’t Handel “when writing the story of your own life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen for you, be original, be honest and most of all stay true to yourself. @tyrabanks it about time!! @queennyakimofficial @piokky #melaninpoppin❤✨ #melaninonfleek #melaningoddess #queenofdark #blackgirlmagic✨ #confidenceiskey #nuergirlbeauty #southsudanesebeauty #blackexcellence #strongblackwoman #selfloveisthebestlove❤
10. Zimbabwe – Laurina Machite
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