Hey beautiful readers, thank you for visiting my blog. I’m particularly excited about this post because I get to share more about a local brand call Afro’d. Earlier this year I was lucky enough to win a wig from them and I’ve been queening around in my Afro’d crown ever since.
We make custom-made Afrocentric wigs for women of colour. Our business started in January 2017. We are both natural hair fanatics, we loved natural hair and have worn our hair natural for years, in different lengths and styles. We are also creatives at heart, so when the idea to make Afro wigs came to be, we both jumped in and started! We are now in our final year of study at Stellenbosch University towards becoming medical doctors.
The inspiration behind Afro’d was to see more women going natural for different reasons. For some going natural is revolutionary act and even a political stance, others do it fit and keep up with the trends, and some embrace it as a radical statement of self-love and refer to their natural hair as a crown.
But whatever reason people turned natural for, it all came down to one thing: more women were acknowledging that natural hair is beautiful, and we wanted to represent those women.
Wig making process:
We make wigs from home and market them ourselves on social media. The process involves getting all the material we use for our hair to spending hours weaving it on to a weaving cap. We have different colours and sizes and make them according to the needs of the client. Our wigs are quite flexible, with a one-size-fits-all make. We courier nation wide.
Vision for Afro’d:
We’d like to see our wigs being the preferred style for women. We’d like to have our wigs in other markets, in retail stores in the future. We also plan to make Afro’d black dolls, we want kids to grow up knowing that being black is beautiful and there should be no need to change any of your beauty features to look beautiful or to fit in society.
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