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The Afro Comb Samuel H. Bundles

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During this period many African Americans sought to reaffirm their cultural identity by not straightening their hair to follow mainstream European fashions. The traditional ‘Afro’, which first emerged in the 1950s, is a style not a natural phenomenon: the hair needs to be cut in a certain way and maintained with a pik or comb. Because many types of African hair are tightly curled or coiled, a wider- toothed comb is a healthier way of grooming combing through the hair. For those who chose to grow their hair in an unprocessed state, the longer teeth of the pik were perfect...

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Hot Comb Inventor Walter Sammons

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    The hot comb also known as the pressing and straightening comb, is a metal comb which creates a smooth texture when heated and combed through the hair. Sammons designed it to straighten the hair from root to tip. When the hot comb was first invented, it was heated on top of the stove. Today’s models are heated by electricity.   Although Sammons originally designed the hot comb for the African-American community, other women have also taken to it to achieve straighter, sleeker locks as well as to create different hairstyles. Some, however, view the use of the hot...

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Happy Black History Month!!

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  His name was Garrett Augustus Morgan and he was born the seventh of eleven children of former slaves. He is best known for his invention of the automatic traffic signal and gas mask. But it was around 1910 that he stumbled upon what would become his contribution to the hair care products industry and what would pave the way for several other entrepreneurs and manufacturers over the next hundred years.While working in a sewing machine repair shop attempting to invent a new lubricating liquid for the machine needle, it is widely believed that Morgan wiped his hands on a...

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Covid 19 and Hair Care Foluké in Brooklyn, New York

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  Foluké in Brooklyn, New YorkBefore Quarantine:I've been natural since birth, but I've always struggled with hair management. I started wearing it straight in high school, then wore it natural in college. Despite complaints and concerns from family members, I wore it natural into the working world as well. I've cut it out of dissatisfaction, and I've held contempt for having to style it.During Quarantine:Probably my fourth week in quarantine, I realized that taking care of my hair was an act of love and not for vanity or the benefits of others. In washing, conditioning, and moisturizing my strands, I...

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Covid 19 and My hair

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Brania Aquino in Yonkers, New YorkBefore Quarantine:Growing up in a Dominican family, it was traditional to always have your hair pin-straight as curls are negatively referred to as “un pajon" — a word that translates loosely to “puffball" — which isn't seen as professional. So, I've always applied lots of heat and hair spray.During Quarantine:With the privilege of being able to work from home, I decided to give my curls the opportunity to take a break from the heat. I’ve been deep-conditioning them more, and I can see my curls making an attempt to come back to life, which is motivating me to embrace...

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