History Of The Afro Hairstyle

The afro is a classic hairstyle that has been around for a long time and is always popular. Iconic people such as Jimi Hendrix, The Jackson 5, Questlove and many more have rocked the ‘fro with great success.

Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix


Prior to the 1960’s the afro hairstyle was very uncommon due to the beauty standards set by the white society in America. These beauty standards involved straight hair rather than curly or kinky hair, resulting in African-Americans styling their hair to match these standards.

During the Civil Rights movement and later the Black is Beauty movement, more natural hairstyles, such as the afro, became a symbol for black people’s rights and accepting natural beauty.

Since then the afro has been a timeless beauty worn by both men and women for years and continues its popularity to this day.

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