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As natural as it is, Black hair has always made a statement. It usually turns heads in spaces where it is perceived as uncommon. Yet within the Black community, it is a normal and intrinsic part of our culture(s). It has played several roles in our history, at different points being symbolic of status, beauty, identity, survival and liberation.


This series explores the shared experiences of natural hair styling and maintenance amongst Black people, with an emphasis on women. Be it within the nostalgia of hair care growing up or within current practises, our hair is one of the things that timelessly connects us.


As it amplifies the voices of Black people, African hair deserves to be celebrated and remembered in all its glory.

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