Self Portrait: Jamaican Knotty

by Lexine "TheXpressionist" Green
(St. James)

Contest Entry #070- Self Portrait: Jamaican Knotty

"Lexine! Come comb yuh hair fi gaa school!"
Oh how much I hated hearing that line from mom.

But I must admit, the end product was always amazing. In which other country do you see a child going to school with a million pony clips in their hair and another fifty small clips to hold the stubborn hair in place? Only Jamaica!

Locks, rope twists, afro puff, chiney bump, dutty wine, just to name a few, are some of the very interesting hairstyles that may be seen here in Jamaica and they have some very interesting names.

It is indeed amazing the wide variety of styles one can put their kinky Jamaican hair in.

Though it is very challenging because of its texture, Jamaicans hair is loved by many. It’s defined curl pattern and its thickness makes many Caucasians very jealous :-)

Although many, like myself, may relax their hair to make it easier to manage, if it is even 10 years after they eventually make the decision to go back natural.

Back to the tough Jamaican head me bawn wid! It reach 8 months now and going strong!

See Also: Jamaican Dreadlocks

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Aug 28, 2013
Well put together NEW
by: Anonymous

Great picture. Such style, composure, finesse, simplicity. A lot of dedication and thought was put into creating such a fine piece of work.

Aug 28, 2013
True Words NEW
by: Anonymous

Your words are so true.. I remember the days when I struggled with my own knotty..

Aug 27, 2013
^_^ NEW
by: Anonymous

natural beauty :*

Aug 27, 2013
Empress NEW
by: Anonymous

True Jamaican Empress embracing her roots.

Aug 27, 2013
the mind NEW
by: Anonymous

the mind behind the camera :)

Aug 27, 2013
Empress NEW
by: Anonymous

Real natural empress

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