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Like galaxies, Black hair grows in a spiral pattern,
Like trees, Black hair grows toward the sun,
Black hair reminds us that all is one.

Colonizers have stripped Black people of everything but our natural hair, though they’ve succeeded to some extent by depicting kinky hair as “unprofessional”, subsequently making Black men cut their locs and pushing Black women to perm their hair or wear weave, failing to recognize the power in our natural crowns.

Melanated Woolly Antennas

Hair is an extension of our minds— no two hair types are alike because no two people are alike. Hair is as unique as a fingerprint because we all have a unique way of thinking.

The melanin in our hair acts as a panel that absorbs all forms of energy and transfers it to the brain. This enhances our 6th sense, allowing us to pick up subtleties in our environment, like warn us about potential danger or alert us when someone is lying.

When we look at the coils on a Black person’s head and wonder why Black hair is so kinky, it’s because Black hair is a manifestation of how energy moves in the universe — in spirals.

Energy becomes stronger as it spins. The reason Black hair grows in a spiral pattern is to give us a stronger connection to the universe and to the world around us. Our kinky hair increases our intuition and spiritual awareness.

“Spiral hair has higher magnetic attraction for higher energies. It may also have the ability to concentrate or focus these higher energies like a magnifying lens concentrate sunrays. Whatever abilities it has are surely increased or intensified, the nappier the hair is. Thus the nappiest hair, the hair which Afrikan people are conditioned to reject and despise the most, turns out to be the most valuable.” — an excerpt from Blacked Out Through Whitewash.

When we cut, perm, dye our natural hair, we’re disrupting our connection to our intuition. When we wear other people’s hair, we risk inheriting the energies of whoever the hair belonged to. For the fellas, if you like to keep a clean cut, grow your beard out, it holds the same spiritual benefits.

Rastafarians do not manipulate their hair because it is a representation of the natural self, the self that is not skewered by Eurocentric views. Embracing the woolly crown growing from our heads is embracing who we are — people of African descent.

It’s critical that we care for and appreciate our natural hair. Black people are the only ones on this planet whose hair defies gravity and grows upward like a tree, as if it’s reaching for the stars. Our hair is extraordinary, remember that.

Article by Jeremie Nicholas. Originally Posted here.

By Jeremie Nicholas

Young Afro-Caribbean man exercising my love for writing. Aiming for spiritual strength, wisdom and abundance

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