BHM: Black Hair and Political Statements

The idea that wearing natural, chemical-free Black hair is considered "political" is a strange one, indeed. But the White standard of beauty was so embedded in the country's DNA, that by the time the "Black is Beautiful" movement hit in the '60s — and women proudly rocked braids and afros (like in this vintage Afro Sheen ad) — the simple act of embracing the hair that grew out of our heads was considered a bold, counter-culture statement. In celebration of Black History Month, lets take a look back at some notable moments in the history of revolutionary hair...
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