Hi dear Afronautes!
This is the first time i’m writing in english since i started my blog in 2010. I do have a lot of followers from the US, the UK and few english-speaking african countries. This is my way to honor you and thank you for your fidelity.
Also, last wednesday i hosted my first natural hair workshop entirely in English, here in Accra,. I’m glad it went well. So far, I’ve only done private coaching whether here or in Cameroon. With the collaboration of the Alliance Française of Accra, I organized this workshop to reach and educate more people about natural hair care.
Almost every day, i meet women with hair completely damaged by improper use of chemicals. There are also those who wear or would love to wear their hair natural but don’t know how to take care of it. This is all about Education! I strongly believe that Education and Awareness are the best ways to help black women taking proper care of their hair. Things are quite simple nowadays when you have easy access to internet and/or time to seek for the information. Unfortunately, this is not the case here in Africa.
It takes only a workshop like the one i hosted last week to realize that black women are more than interested in wearing natural hair.
What surprised me the most was that it was not only black women who were interested in natural hair care, but black men as well. I was very pleased to see a few men in the audience that day.
This “hair thing” has really become a passion for me over the years…
…seeing the impact it has on people is very motivating and rewarding. For what it’s worth, this is my small contribution to highlighting black beauty.
Photos credit: Nii lartey