Fro Friday - 5 Iconic Women That Serve As Our Vintage Fro-Spiration

If you follow us on Instagram, you would probably have noticed that we post some exceptional fros especially on Fridays.  

We are all about the #freedomfro which is more than just picking your hair out with your favorite afro pick. An awesome fro is more about allowing your hair to freely do what it's designed to do and from that, we are able to truly love how our hair naturally behaves.  

When you can appreciate your hair in its most natural state, shrunken or in a picked out afro then you find that the true unadulterated love that you should have for your hair is easy.

This is about appreciating the foundation the place from which all creativity flows and that is the fro! Below are some of the women from yesteryear who serve as our inspiration for my Instagram, from militant Angela Davis, to sexy "I will kick your a$$" Pam Grier, women, who I am sure, inspire you as well.

Check out the view:

Angela Davis

Black militant Angela Davis is seen at home in East Oakland, Calif. on Sept. 9, 1974. She wears two chains representing her commitment to struggle. One is gold, with the hammer and sickle of the Communist Party. The other is ivory with a dragon, ancient symbol of strength and harbinger of revolution. (AP Photo/stf)

Diana Ross

Diana Ross was known for her massive from. She only donned a short fro for her performance of HOME - The Wiz and wore her hair in ways that represented the energy she brought to the stage. She is the source of many of our 'big hair' tutorials now.

Bobbie Humphrey

Bobbi Humphrey was born on April 25th, 1950 and she fused jazz-funk and soul into her flutist renditions. She was born in Marlin Texas and raised in Dallas and had the baddest fro on the planet!

Pam Grier

The best description for Pam was this one Via Slate.com:

She was the baddest one-chick hit squad to ever hit town. The freak with the ’fro. I’m talkin’ ’bout Miss Sweet Brown Sugar With a Touch of Spice. A sistah with drive who don’t take no jive. I am talking about the Vanessa-muthafu***in’-Redgrave of Blaxsploitation movies. Have no fear, Pam Grier is here.

 

Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton is the Mother of Maya Rudolph and she used to adorn her fro with sprigs of baby's breath. I think it's funny how we do the same thing now and create dope photo series that most of the time will go viral. Minnie Ripperton is the unknown source of that inspiration.

In a sense we have all gone back to the past and we have found and established a new connection with our roots. To quote from Slate "The afro had it all: It was natural, symbolic, regal, unisex, and glamorous. Liberated from the costly and time-consuming burden of trying to make their hair resemble that of white folk, black chicks—and dudes—had found the perfect marriage of style and practicality.

This post is filed under #freedomfro and #frolove

Petra Lomax