2000 Year Old Mummy Still Has Natural Hair Intact


A recent article has been making the rounds on the internet regarding the hair of an Egyptian mummy that has stayed in tact for over 2000 years. Some have claimed that it is further evidence that traces early civilization to Africans. Here is how one publication presented the story. What do you think.

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Turns out that there is some serious truth to the fact the Egyptians were Africans huh? I often wondered why Hollywood refused to accurately display movies that have Egyptians with warmer skin tones. That always boggled my mind. The natural hair of this mummy proves what history has been saying all along.

I tell you one thing though, after 2000 years her natural hair is still intact, I have GOT to know which protein treatment she was using cuz damn. 2000 years?! Some of us can’t stop our hair from falling out after a month, but 2000 years?!

The ancient Egyptians styled their hair using a fat-based ‘gel’, an analysis of mummies has found. The researchers behind the study say that the Egyptians used the product to ensure that their style stayed in place in both life and death.

Natalie McCreesh, an archaeological scientist from the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at the University of Manchester, UK, and her colleagues studied hair samples taken from 18 mummies. The oldest is around 3,500 years old, but most were excavated from a cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis in the Western Desert, and date from Greco-Roman times, around 2,300 years ago.

High-status ancient Egyptians, such as Queen Nodjmet, may have used fatty products to carry their hair style into the afterlife.

PAUSE!! This statement ALONE confirms the fact that THESE WOMEN WERE AFRICAN! LAWD! Yall know how we act over our hair!!? These hens took precautions to ensure their hair was still whipping IN THE AFTERLIFE!!

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About StrawBerriCurls: Gabrielle Allen aka StrawberriCurls, the natural hair blogger from New Orleans is a native in New Orleans, La and currently a cosmetology student and natural hair stylists. Gabrielle’s 4 year natural anniversary was in May 2013 and she hasn’t looked back since! She started a blog called Strawberricurls.com for natural hair care and tips and she now shares all that she has learned about caring for hair via her YouTube channel and her natural hair blog. 3 years after starting her blog, she made the decision to go to cosmetology school to pursue her passion of educating women about their hair. She has been featured on Essence.com for 2 consecutive years as one of the top Natural Hair Bloggers, hosted events for various natural hair brands such as African Pride and worked with brands Sofn'Free, Nothin'But Hair Care and a list of others. She has also hosted her on natural hair educational meetups in New Orleans

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