Who doesn’t love a big, beautiful, round afro?! Popularized in the late ’60s, the afro was one of the main symbols of black pride during the African-American Civil Rights Movement. During the movement, the afro was considered a very radical hairstyle as many blacks relaxed their hair to maintain a straight hair look. Nowadays we have the “natural hair movement” and all though there are many other styles the afro hairstyle is definitely still a great style to rock. I personally feel that it is a great hairstyle for the summer weather.
Here are a couple of inspirational pictures for those of you wanting to rock a big round cloud of hair on your head.
The Afro Puff
Singer Marsha Hunt
Afro Side Updo
Nina Simone’s Shorter Fro
Esperanza Spalding’s Large ‘Fro
and of course Angela Davis
Products to achieve the Afro:
Afro Hair Pick & Comb
Hair Scarf (optional in order to have flatten front)
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