Afro Puff Intricacies

Prianka Bassi at Pricision Art posted a photo on social media of an image she drew showing the delicacies of an afro puff. My attention was instantly peaked. I am all about embracing the intricacies of afro textured hair. Especially those that explore the 4c category or zig zag texture of hair which is not particularly of the curly variety.

 

4c hair, after all the movements made in the natural hair community still remains under represented especially in media.

This drawing went viral a few days ago & I've received a lot of questions regarding the hair: I dedicated this drawing to anyone who faced discrimination because of their curly/kinky/nappy hair. I've seen many people comment "I've never heard of people with curly hair getting discriminated against!" Well ok lemme spread some damn light. Around the world there are millions of people who are told that their curly hair, in particular black women, is "weird" & "different". Many people are actually rejected jobs because their hair doesn't look as "professional" as their colleagues who have straight hair. If you haven't witnessed this discrimination before then keep your mouth shut because I'm sure there are many people out there willing to share their experiences about how they were treated differently due to their hair. Growing up, my own hair was tightly braided in an attempt to straighten it out so I could have luscious silky locks like other girls. Many black girls relax & straighten their hair simply because they are constantly made to feel as if their natural hair isn't as beautiful or "healthy". If you have never been told this or gone through this then please stfu because this drawing WAS NOT EVEN DEDICATED TO YOU. This goes out to those people who have been told their natural hair isn't beautiful, who have been told to straighten their hair so they could look "normal". The people who can relate to this drawing have left beautiful comments on how they feel uplifted and inspired to embrace their curls, and the people who can't relate are ironically the ones who are leaving stupid comments like "how does a drawing make a difference lol???" Whether it makes a difference or not, it doesn't concern you, the people who this drawing was dedicated to have understood the message and appreciate it. The rest of you can keep hating because you clearly have nothing else to do 😊 #curlyhair #naturalhair #pricisionart

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The art literally shows the beauty I see when I pull my own hair back into a puff. I see all those details and what literally what I’ve come to love about my hair.

 

I get that luxury to see it up close and personal and very few people can get that close. lol

 

She says

“To all the people who are told that their curly/kinky/nappy hair isn’t beautiful.. This one is for you,”

This drawing went viral a few days ago & I've received a lot of questions regarding the hair: I dedicated this drawing to anyone who faced discrimination because of their curly/kinky/nappy hair. I've seen many people comment "I've never heard of people with curly hair getting discriminated against!" Well ok lemme spread some damn light. Around the world there are millions of people who are told that their curly hair, in particular black women, is "weird" & "different". Many people are actually rejected jobs because their hair doesn't look as "professional" as their colleagues who have straight hair. If you haven't witnessed this discrimination before then keep your mouth shut because I'm sure there are many people out there willing to share their experiences about how they were treated differently due to their hair. Growing up, my own hair was tightly braided in an attempt to straighten it out so I could have luscious silky locks like other girls. Many black girls relax & straighten their hair simply because they are constantly made to feel as if their natural hair isn't as beautiful or "healthy". If you have never been told this or gone through this then please stfu because this drawing WAS NOT EVEN DEDICATED TO YOU. This goes out to those people who have been told their natural hair isn't beautiful, who have been told to straighten their hair so they could look "normal". The people who can relate to this drawing have left beautiful comments on how they feel uplifted and inspired to embrace their curls, and the people who can't relate are ironically the ones who are leaving stupid comments like "how does a drawing make a difference lol???" Whether it makes a difference or not, it doesn't concern you, the people who this drawing was dedicated to have understood the message and appreciate it. The rest of you can keep hating because you clearly have nothing else to do 😊 #curlyhair #naturalhair #pricisionart

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“The drawing took around 9-10 hours” I chuckled at this because that’s about the same amount of time it used to take me to get my hair braided lol

 

That’s not even the most intriguing part. If you couldn’t tell by her name Prianka is Indian. She recognized that she wasn’t the only one that faced prejudice about her curly hair. Women of color, specifically black women, were met with negativity about their hair too.
Kudos to Prianka for getting it. She saw a lack of acceptance across the board and not just within the confines of her own community. She used her talents to mend the divide. And while some may not get it

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