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Why did African Americans start wearing Afro hair?
Black teenagers were tired of the oppression and brutality of white people. At a time when African-American men had short and conservative hairstyles, the afro was a sign of rebellion towards the white conformity. The afro became an identify for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1970s.
When did the Afro go out of style?
With braided styles such as cornrows starting to take center stage the Afro appeal waned in the mid-1970s. Throughout the 1980s and for much of the 1990s, the Afro was pretty much non-existent. That is until the late 1990s when the Natural Hair movement as we know it today was getting underway.
What is the history of black hairstyles?
These hairstyles span all the way back to the ancient world and continue to weave their way through the social, political and cultural conversations surrounding black identity today. Queen Nefertiti.
What are the most iconic black hairstyles of all time?
From box braids to dreadlocks and afro shape-ups, many of the most iconic black hairstyles can be found in drawings, engravings and hieroglyphs from Ancient Egypt.