Solange's 'Don't Touch My Hair' an anthem for growing natural movement

Natural hair debates are constantly moving in and out of the current affairs agenda.

In August, pupils at Pretoria Girls High made international headlines for highlighting the politics of black hair in schools.

Now US artist Solange Knowles has sparked further discussion after she released her new album "A Seat at The Table", which features the critically acclaimed song “Don't Touch My Hair”.

Early Breakfast Show host Relebogile Mabotja spoke with two natural hair experts about black women's complex relationship with hair.

Lesego Choane, marketing manager at Organic Root Stimulator, says the song speaks to women's feelings and struggles with hair.

According to Choane, the sales of relaxers has stunted as women shift towards natural hair products.

Hair Blogger Ruth Mafupa says that there's not enough information about how to care for natural hair, prompting her to establish naturalsisters.co.za.

Mafupa suggests that a woman's hair is her crown and glory, and there is a growing emphasis on healthy hair which can reflect a person's lifestyle.

The pair shared 5 tips and on how to better take care of natural hair:

  • avoid excessive changing of protective hairstyles such as braiding and chronic weaving as they can severely damage woman's hairline.
  • ensure that protective styles are not sewn or tracked too tight to the scalp
  • leave loose natural hair stands at the edges of your hairline to avoid strain and hair loss
  • use headwraps or scarfs to maintain hair and keep styles neat
  • use the correct products for your hairtype or texture and follow a regular treatment regime

Listen to the full conversation from the Early Breakfast Show with Relebogile Mabotja:


This article first appeared on 702 : Solange's 'Don't Touch My Hair' an anthem for growing natural movement


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