Hairstyle File: The History of Braids


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Judging from the sudden popularity of Solange Knowles' retro Nineties 'do and Willow Smith's micro-braided strands, it's safe to say that braids are definitely hot again! By don't call it a comeback—this look has been one of the most popular Black hairstyles for centuries. From Reconstruction era styles to Brandy, here are some of the most memorable moments in the history of braids.