Rock the Afro

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Hair for African American is a touchy subject because of its ties to the institution of slavery. There were stigmas placed on natural hair that it is socially unacceptable and unattractive. As an alternative, chemicals were invented to straighten African American hair. This process was highly accepted but the crucial health risk and damages to the scalp was and is no good. Therefore, women of color are ceasing from using the harsh chemicals and are growing their natural hair.Contemporary women today are embracing the rising trend of rocking their Afro kinks and curls. It is now socially accepted because it highlights a group of people embracing their culture and their identity.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/09/fashion/hair-care-for-african-americans.html?_r=0

 

Hair that was chemically relaxed

Hair that was chemically relaxed

Hair after two years transition process from perm to natural

Hair after two years transition process from perm to natural

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