The movement designates Black people who wear afro-textured hair in its natural, coiled, kinky or tight curly state. In the period between the s—s, the racial segregation between the black and the white reigned in the United States. Every African hairdressing was codified according to the ethnic group and by status. A century earlier, in , slavery was abolished at the end of the American Civil War. The deportation of millions of Africans made them separate from their originally aesthetic activities regarding hair care. Each woman has her own reason to retrieve her authenticity; some of them want to preserve their hair against aggressive hair styling methods such as weaves being too tight or harmful straightening chemical products.
Annabel. Age: 32.
Many Afrodecendent women have faced opposition from wearing their hair in naturally curly styles or other non-straight, protective styles.
Erica. Age: 31.
Natural hair movement
At the time, the most used instrument was the hot comb , until , when Garrett A. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Many women have found that they are treated unjustly simply because of the natural way their hair grows. On July 3, , California became the first US state to prohibit discrimination over natural hair.