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March 29, 2017

Afro: The Popular Hairstyle of African-American People in the Late 1960s and '70s

Afro, sometimes abbreviated to 'fro' and also known as a 'natural', is a hairstyle worn naturally by people with lengthy kinky hair texture or specifically styled in such a fashion by individuals with naturally curly or straight hair. The hairstyle is created by combing the hair away from the scalp, allowing the hair to extend out from the head in a large, rounded shape, much like a cloud or ball.

In people with naturally curly or straight hair, the hairstyle is typically created with the help of creams, gels or other solidifying liquids to hold the hair in place. Particularly popular in the African-American community of the late 1960s.

Here are some beautiful photos that show this hairstyle of African-American people in the late 1960s and the 1970s.


























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