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These Black History Month Gifs Perfectly Capture Our Hair Experience

From brushing down edges with a toothbrush to teasing out shrinkage, these illustrations are so on point. 

February is Black History Month and what better way to celebrate all things Black and beautiful than by literally paying homage to our roots? 

Black hair is a precious part of our heritage, and while most of our culture has been diluted by outside forces, our hair has survived everything from the Middle Passage to a “boxer braid” debacle.

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Traditional hairstyles worn by Black women, like cornrows and bantu knots, influence many of today’s coveted beauty trends across various cultural backgrounds, but only Black women can relate to a unique set of hair experiences. 

Giphy has teamed up with several artists to create moving illustrations (aka "gifs") that perfectly encapsulate our day-to-day mane moments. We're obsessed! Scroll down to see what they've drawn up.