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We’ve seen a full circle of the natural hair movement we’re embracing today from the 1960/70s civil rights movement, below, we’re sharing timeless and iconic hairstyles that embody black girl magic. Keep scrolling to see black hair through the decades, to familiar beauty trends of today.
The 60s & 70s
With the rise of the natural movement in the wake of the civil rights movement, more and more people started learning about their roots.
The afro was still worn but a loose sometimes wet curl was more popular at the time.
The 90s birthed popular and iconic hairstyles like the poetic justice box braids.
Stemming from the early 1940s, relaxed/straight hair took over the black community making women feel more glamourous or mature.
The natural hair movement returned, with an 80% decline in relaxers. More and more people were embracing their natural hair or protective styles.
A popular trend returning from the 90s, women started styling their baby hairs with gel or pomade in fancy swoops and swirls.
We can’t deny the impact all of these hairstyles have had, and other cultures only continue to embrace our beauty trends more and more. We’ve heavily influenced the music and fashion industry, as our creativity and bold unique expression of beauty is unmatched.
”We were beauty before they knew what beauty wasBeyonce