Natural hair movement

More than 20 women rocked up at a Foreshore cocktail bar on Saturday morning to celebrate their natural, curly hair.

Melissa Mandes, from Parow, organised the event, Spread the Curls, to encourage women to embrace their natural locks.

Women can also share pictures of their curly hair on Ms Mandes’s, Spread the Curls Instagram account.

Those at the event came from Athlone, Manenberg, Bergvliet, Bellville, Kraaifontein, Muizenberg, Mitchell’s Plain, Wetton, Blue Downs, Eersterivier and even Saldanha.

Jordin Takka, from Mitchell’s Plain, said she felt the event was empowering. “It feels so uplifting to be around people with similar hair that don’t tell us to change our hair.”

Ms Mandes hopes to include men in future events.