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caplovestroyp43
06-23-2013, 10:34 PM
Hey I got a question. I worked 8 hours OT today and we had the pleasure of listening to a station that played TONS of 70's music. What a treat!!

Billy Preston was singing "Will It Go Around In Circles" and I happened to think about that really cool afro he used to sport.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/CaptainHank/BillyPreston.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/CaptainHank/media/BillyPreston.jpg.html) See what I mean? Really cool!

Tell me, when exactly did they go out of style and why? I thought most AA men looked good in them. The women, not so much. But the men wore them well. I think the only person I remember in the 70's not wearing one was Barry White which was kind of odd. He always had his hair combed out.

Was the afro a natural thing or did you have to get one like one has to get a perm? Very interested in knowing this. :chuckle:

Thanks!

Cap who remembers those days with fond affection in her heart.

The_Joker
06-23-2013, 10:51 PM
I dunno about you, but I still see afros today. They have decreased in size however...

caplovestroyp43
06-23-2013, 11:10 PM
I dunno about you, but I still see afros today. They have decreased in size however...

Not too often. Not even once in a while but that could depend on where one lives, etc.

SteelCityMom
06-24-2013, 12:06 AM
Some white dudes had some nice fro's too. My Mom had one as well, but hers was permed (and sadly, I don't have any pictures handy of it).

I do however have pictures of her ex (my older brothers Dad)...all natural baby. It was just the first thing that pops into my head in any fro discussion. :chuckle:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/36253_143158492407077_3693071_n.jpg

As far as I know, they are natural, but can be enhanced with pics (basically teasing the hair so it puffs out more or keeps a better shape).

Bayz101
06-24-2013, 12:28 AM
Some people still sport them today, but it's not like the 70's obviously. i wouldn't say they've went out of style, just not as popular as the 70's. I still them quite frequently, though.

Vis
06-24-2013, 06:34 AM
Frankly, I resent anyone with hair.

WVABE
06-24-2013, 07:46 AM
As a European American I would love to have an afro, top of my head gets burnt purty good in the summer.

JonM229
06-24-2013, 08:16 AM
I used to rock a Jew-fro back in high school

Fire Arians
06-24-2013, 01:40 PM
it depends who's popular in mainstream media. right now it's guys like drake and chris brown, so the guys who wanna get chicks are gonna emulate that. that's basically what it boils down to

Buddha Bus
06-24-2013, 05:43 PM
I used to rock a Jew-fro back in high school

Now you just rock one big one from the neck down.

MasterOfPuppets
06-24-2013, 05:46 PM
Now you just rock one big one from the neck down.
this one ?
http://thinknice.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/hairy-guy-blends-with-couch.jpg

Buddha Bus
06-24-2013, 05:49 PM
this one ?
http://thinknice.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/hairy-guy-blends-with-couch.jpg

Similar, but with much more hair.

MasterOfPuppets
06-24-2013, 05:59 PM
Similar, but with much more hair.
oh i see i took what you said out of context...
you meant he was "rocking a body afro" from the neck down....
i took it as , he was rockin a hairy dude from the neck down....:doh:
after the dog shower pics an all i figured he must like hairy stuff...honest mistake..:noidea:

Buddha Bus
06-24-2013, 06:06 PM
oh i see i took what you said out of context...
you meant he was "rocking a body afro" from the neck down....
i took it as , he was rockin a hairy dude from the neck down....:doh:
after the dog shower pics an all i figured he must like hairy stuff...honest mistake..:noidea:


He doesn't discriminate. He's not above a canine that grooms. He once got caught in a hot tub with one of these.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kXnVoQ9ZFkQ/TCmG-BdhCvI/AAAAAAAAJAM/7wZOdiAMgn4/s1600/shave+but+the+head.jpg


I'd tell you to go back and look at the shower pic closer again, but I'm not sadistic enough to suggest that to you. :chuckle:

caplovestroyp43
06-25-2013, 12:54 AM
He doesn't discriminate. He's not above a canine that grooms. He once got caught in a hot tub with one of these.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kXnVoQ9ZFkQ/TCmG-BdhCvI/AAAAAAAAJAM/7wZOdiAMgn4/s1600/shave+but+the+head.jpg


I'd tell you to go back and look at the shower pic closer again, but I'm not sadistic enough to suggest that to you. :chuckle:

Awwwwww that looks like a little lion! We used to have a cat here and I would drive my roommate NUTS saying:

The little lion
Is lioning
Like a lion
'Cause that's what lions do
They lion like a lion!

:toofunny::toofunny::toofunny:

SteelerEmpire
06-29-2013, 06:05 PM
Tell me, when exactly did they go out of style and why?

Oh that's easy. I was around during that time. About 1980 the "Jheri Curl" hit the market and that became the new style. LINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jheri_curl

Was the afro a natural thing or did you have to get one like one has to get a perm? Very interested in knowing this.

It was natural for African Americans, many Jews, and others that had kind of naturally full-curly hair.

ricardisimo
06-30-2013, 02:24 AM
Fros take a bit of work to maintain, actually. They're somewhat of a commitment, as I learned from one of my ex's.