“Hair”. The word alone evokes emotions for women the world over, and more particularly, black women who have now, more than ever, started embracing their natural hair. This evolution did not come without a revolution and any black woman will tell you that the shift away from westernised policing of hair has been a long, hard fight.
As a young girl grows into a woman, as fashion trends change, as seasons change, one thing remains true throughout – hair is more than aesthetics and more importantly, there are no rules to our hair. Halo Heritage, along with Boity Thulo, put together a panel of African queens to capture The Halo Diaries, a 3 episode series that tackles the intimate topic of the relationship between a black woman and her hair.
In addition to Boity Thulo, the group, led by Anele Mdoda, included Naledi Radebe (lifestyle content creator), Lerato Seuoe (ex Cosmo Beauty Editor and Expert), ThickLeeyonce (content creator), Moozlie (musician) and Adera Kachienga (model & Halo Heritage ambassador). The group discussed their hair (halo) journeys, sharing real, intimate stories about African hair.
These dynamic women opened up about their own natural hair journeys, the impact of the media and the way we feel as women – a conversation that will resonate with all black women, no matter where they are in the world.