Y’all remember the old Nigeria where people wore thread in their hair and made interesting artsy style with their natural hair? Well, a brilliant photographer, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere’s spent the sixties and seventies documenting these hairstyles….It’s nice going back in time like this.
Celebrities and entertainers who style their hair in attention-grabbing ways (think Lady Gaga’s plaited cone or Nicki Minaj’s towering bouffant) are often lauded for their originality. But intricate hairstyles are far from being a contemporary development – as J.D. Okhai Ojeikere’s photographs show. The photographer spent the Sixties and Seventies documenting the hairstyles of the women he encountered in his native Nigeria. He snapped over 1,000 photos of these complex coiffures, from subjects he found on the streets, in offices, and at wedding celebrations, as he revealed to My Modern Met.
From tightly wound cones, buns, and curls to even more architectural designs, Hairstyles, as Ojeikere’s series is called, showcases a great range of styles.
Hmmm interesting hairstyles… but I’ve got to say I don’t see myself doing it. I love vintage, but this is one vintage I’m toying with.
Baby Okus, a lil’ advice from me? Don’t try this at home….because honestly Nigerian guys go on about how much they like a “natural” woman and all that BS, but at the end, they’ll cheat on you with someone wearing a 100pounds of Peruvian hair.
Ok ok… I exaggerate…I’m not saying y’all should go get 90″ Russian hair to wear, but just strive to look as sophisticated as you possibly can..that’s the first rule in Keeping Your Man 101. Stay tuned for more lectures. #wink wink
culled from http://www.dailymail.co.uk