Masego Phalane: A Series of Portraits (Part2): Hair, is an extension of my portraiture series which now sets focus on hair. A few months ago I decided that I want to shave off my hair. However it was a difficult. I realized it is not just hair; It’s not only for public delight but it’s very personal. It is a part of me that I cannot deny. My hair is my pride, it is my crowning glory. My hair is a personification of who I am. It signifies my strength like the hard undefined curls, which coils into strands of dreadlocks.
My hair is not just an accessory; it’s a statement of how proud I am to be natural. It’s an extension of me, it’s an identity. It’s an appreciation of being a woman, it compliments my skin color, and it is the energy receiving source. It serves as part of my character; it gives an artistic side of me. It is me.
Series Tittle Song: Black Is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair by Nina Simone.
“The hair covers the crown chakra—our connection to Spirit or the Higher Self. It can serve as a reminder of our connection with the Divine. Think of it as a beautiful bridge between you and Source. Consider your hair as your conduit to the Universe.
So the next time you complain about those unruly locks, think of the spiritual power of your hair. Treat it lovingly and provide it with the utmost care. Let its beauty be a reflection of your true spiritual radiance”.