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.