If you’re a New York native like me, you are intimately familiar with the many black hair options in this great metropolis, one of them being hair-braiding. In NYC many of the hair braiding spots are mostly run and staffed by immigrants from Senegal. I’ve been told more than once from friends, colleagues and acquaintances that getting your hair braided in Senegal or Ghana is “better” than having it done it New York for a long list of reasons, one major one being efficiency.
In this video Sam and Shanika of SlamPow Productions get their hair braided in Ghana and talk about their experience.
Did you know that the cardboard inserts in packets of hair are recycled and remade into slippers?
Also, sometimes sealing is done with a little more than a basic drug store lighter…
A quick note about SlamPow:
“Producers Sam and Shanika were able to complete this series and trip with the help of the CUNY – Macaulay Honors College. The Macaulay Honors college grants University Scholars studying abroad with paid tuition as well as travel scholarships such as the Opportunities Fund Scholarship and the Wallace Youth Travel Grant. As proponents of the global learning experience, Macaulay encourages all University scholars to study abroad for at least one semester. To find out more about Macaulay Honors College’s study abroad opportunities GO HERE.”