Aevin Dugas Has The World’s Largest Natural Afro

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I couldn’t believe it when I first saw a photo of a beautiful woman with this AH-MAZING afro on a site for natural hair. I thought to myself, “OMGeee! Her hair is GORGEOUS!” Aevin Dugas, has been named in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the World’s Largest Afro!  I must say…I rock my afro from time to time, but I have a long way to go before I ever catch up with her! I know people are itchin’ to ‘Touch Her Hair’!

Here’s the story from the Guinness Book of World Records:

Aevin Dugas a 36 year-old social worker from New Orleans, USA, is the proud owner of the largest natural afro in the world with a circumference measuring an incredible 4 ft. 4 in (1.32 m). 
 
The hairstyle that has taken over 12 years to grow can at times be problematic. 
 
“It’s always getting caught in trees, and one time I even slammed my hair in the car door! And I hate it when people touch it without asking my permission first!”, she admits.
 
However Aevin has no regrets over her choice of hairstyle:  As a woman you’re told that straight hair is beautiful hair. This is crazy.  The afro is my natural hairstyle and there can’t be anything more beautiful than that”.
 
Aevin trims her afro three times a year, and uses up to five conditioners at once when she washes it.
 
“You want to know the best thing about my hair?” Aevin says with a smile: “It provides the perfect pillow. I sleep very well.”
 
The hair is larger than a disco ball! Aevin’s hairstyle is so large she could fit the world’s shortest man inside! 
 

 

Gotta LOVE it!!! Want to find out more about Aevin and her regimen? Check it out here

Congrats Aevin!!!

Nivea Pulls “Re-Civilize Yourself” Ad…Is It Little Too Late?

Social Media has been booming after Nivea released an ad featuring a black man who appeared to be well-polished, ditching a head with an afro! Ever since then…social networks, the natural hair community, and many others have had A LOT to say.  What should one gather from the caption: “RE-CIVILIZE YOURSELF — Look Like You Give A Damn”? I mean really!

I have different emotions about this ad, but one thing is for sure, this ad does come across culturally insensitive. It makes you wonder…were they suggesting that wearing an afro, natural hair, etc. makes you “uncivilized”? I think it goes beyond race and natural hair. Check out the deets to see why…

Did you know there was also an ad featuring a white man, with scraggly hair and a beard with the caption “RE-CIVILIZE YOURSELF — Sin City Isn’t An Excuse To Look Like Hell”.  Check it out here.

After seeing both ads, some may still say it’s racist or culturally insensitive, but I just say it was just poor judgement.

Nivea issued a response via their Facebook page stating:

Thank you for caring enough to give us your feedback about the recent “Re-civilized” NIVEA FOR MEN ad. This ad was inappropriate and offensive. It was never our intention to offend anyone, and for this we are deeply sorry. This ad will never be used again. Diversity and equal opportunity are crucial values of our company.

How do you feel? I would like to hear your thoughts.

I appreciate Nivea for issuing an apology and removing the ad. Hopefully, everyone can move forward.

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