Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


Hair Revolution

By on August 7, 2013

So, there is a lot of ‘to-do’ in the news these days about the cover of the September issue of O Magazine. Nothing much has changed in terms of who appears on the cover. Oprah always graces the cover. In the past, she has had some company – Ellen DeGeneres and the FLOTUS come to mind – but this time, she has chosen a three pound afro wig as company on the cover of an issue which is billed ‘Let’s Talk About Hair‘. Yes, let’s.

And while, we are at it, now might be a good time to introduce the holder of the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest afro.

 Ladies and Gents, may I please present- Aevin Dugas 

Listen to Ms Dugas in her own words

 A woman’s hair is her crown and glory and form most women (myself included) a bad hair day means a bad day spent assessing yourself over and over in any nearby object that can project your reflection. Squirming at what stares you back in the face and searching in your brain for a thoughtful way to do something to the kinky hair. If you like me, made the conscious decision to go natural – as is the hair buzz word these days – you probably have a few tricks up your sleeve for how to manage those black, kinky locks that adorn your head. I have previously blogged about my hair woes in 2007’s Black, Kinky and Proud inspired by a bold sister Evette Collins.

 And, just in case, anyone wondered, I still have a framed copy of Evette’s article, always reminding me to be wear my kinky hair with pride.