1 of 10 Instagram.com/growingupblack
Turning left or right was always a very dramatic affair!
2 of 10 Twitter.com/@ILLY_IL_
Pink Lotion was always in the closet. It was the first aid kit essential for black hair.
3 of 10 Twitter.com/@JasminBPearson
"You better sit still."-- words to always remember.
4 of 10 Twitter.com/@realsliimshaydy
Every little girl had one of these three hairstyles, and if your hair was long, then you were the coolest girl on the block. Don't lie!
5 of 10 Twitter.com/ @numbatwoo
Let's be honest: Aunty's hair was always fresh-out-the-hair-salon done and you couldn't tell her anything.
6 of 10 https://instagram.com/jjarroyo/
These brushes caused you to squint and flinch at the same time.
7 of 10 Instagram.com/growingupblack
Blue Magic: The go to for all things hair, scalp and maybe even edges. And that hot comb...just make sure you cover your ears.
8 of 10 Instagram.com/growingupblack
If you ever returned home with your hair looking different from how your mother did it...
9 of 10 Instagram.com/growingupblack
And you pray that soap doesn't get in your eye. This is long before co-wash days.
10 of 10 Instagram.com/growingupblack
The result of these can be seen in every ol' school high school year book photo.
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