The people and events that shaped our hair history.
Whether you're kinky, straight, curly or somewhere in-between, your Black hair is undoubtedly gorgeous. But did you ever stop to think that your hairstyle is a reflection of the times?
Since practically the dawn of man, Black hair has had the power to set trends and reflect societal attitudes. From cornrows and afros to relaxers and weaves, the evolution of our 'dos tells a story about our unique history.
Here, we look back at the game-changing people and events that have helped shape Black hair since the 1600s!