Kulot through the years
Straight hair being the ideal beauty standard wasn’t always the case. Before rebonding even became a trend, Filipinos have always been proudly rocking their curls!
Check out these photos straight from the baul of our curl friends, showing where in the family they got their curls:
IN PHOTO: Curly girl ER's mom, Edith Salazar, in the photo taken in the 90's. "The photo was taken behind the scenes on her second international pageant representing the Philippines. She was around 24 at the time. She is currently an entrepreneur, advocating accessible and holistic education for kids and teens, while empowering women to use their gifts as teachers and provide for their respective families."
IN PHOTO: Tiff's paternal grandmother. "This photo was taken outside of our home last 1957. This is my grandmother and great grandmother and both are wearing their waves in their tailor-fit clothing."
IN PHOTO: Julia's lola
IN PHOTOS: Gae's father and lola. In the second photo was her aunt. She says most of them in the family are kulots!
IN PHOTOS: Belle's father and relatives.The first photo was a wedding photo of her parents. My father met my mother in Marinduque. My mom is from Manila and she's practicing as a Rural Health Nurse in Marinduque. My father introduced himself informally thru harana (1974). And they got married the following year. My mom was 22 years old and my dad was 27 years old that time. After staying in Manila, they decided to transfer to Marinduque where they raised their 5 children.
IN PHOTOS: Nate's paternal grandparents. He says only his maternal grandfather was the one who wasn't curly. Nate says he's the only one now who knew how to take care of curls so their family was surprised that he was kulot!
We are loving the nostalgia in these photos! Many of our kababayans have always been naturally curly.
More and more Filipinos today embrace their natural curls, and we are definitely moving forward-- in the most beautiful ways possible!
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