KURLY OF THE MONTH: August 2016 Tuli
Every month, we highlight a superstar Kurly who is giving us serious hair envy. Meet Tuli from Namibia who owns one set of the Shoulder Chic Fro. Learn how this human rights activist keeps her Kurly Klips in shape while dancing around the world.
HI TULI! TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF
My name is Tulimelila (Tuli for short) and I come from Namibia :) I am actually in the US for a 6-week programme called the Mandela Washington Fellowship which has brought together 1000 young leaders from all over Africa to do a summer fellowship at US universities.
I am a professional dancer and human rights activist who has been placed at Dartmouth College doing business and entrepreneurship. I am actually really inspired by your business model and had found out about Kurly Klips while I was still in Namibia - I was really excited to order a set of klips when I got here :)
FAVORITE PRODUCTS TO USE ON YOUR KURLY KLIPS
WHAT’S YOUR CARE ROUTINE?
I like to comb out my klips a bit to get the full afro texture. So to get out knots when I remove the klips, I spritz them lightly with water and comb through them with a wide-toothed comb dipped in a little coconut oil.
ANY FAVORITE MEMORIES WHILE WEARING YOUR KURLY KLIPS?
Definitely presenting my choreography at the Russo Gallery to a host of distinguished guests including the gallery founders. I felt beautiful, I felt confident and my work was received really well.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD?
It has taken me a long time to accept myself - in fact, I am still trying. It is so hard to retain our self-esteem when we are bombarded with caucasian culture, hatred and negative messaging every day. But we are spectacular, we are #blackgirlmagic, we have a swing in our hips and a curve to our lips, the light hugs our curls and revels in our skin. We are black and we are beautiful and we must never forget it.
Thank you for being our Kurly of the Month, Tuli! Seeing you in these pictures makes me swell up with pride. The work you are doing through your activism and art is truly incredible. I know you looked gorgeous meeting President Obama and I hope you gave Michelle one of my cards ;) Love ya!
Yours in Beauty,