24 Facts About Afro-textured hair


However, afro-textured hair is often difficult to categorize because of the many different variations among individuals.

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Classical afro-textured hair has been found to be not as densely concentrated on the scalp as other follicle types.

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Specifically, the average density of afro-textured hair was found to be approximately 190 hairs per square centimeter.

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The cross-section of a Afro-textured hair is an ellipse, which can tend towards a circle or be distinctly flattened.

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Afro-textured hair has a flattened cross-section and is finer, and its ringlets can form tight circles with diameters of only a few millimeters.

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In humans worldwide, East Asiatic-textured Afro-textured hair is the most common, whereas kinky Afro-textured hair is the least common.

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The author argues that afro-textured hair was the original hair texture of all modern humans prior to the "Out-of-Africa" migration that populated the rest of the globe.

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Afro-textured hair requires more moisture than straight hair and tends to shrink when dry.

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Hair was carefully groomed, as the social implications of Afro-textured hair grooming were a significant part of community life.

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An individual's Afro-textured hair groomer was usually someone whom they knew closely.

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Jesse Jackson, a political activist, says that "the way [he] wore [his] Afro-textured hair was an expression of the rebellion of the time".

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Style of kinky Afro-textured hair continues to be politicized in contemporary American society.

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Ethnic difference that could be easily manipulated, like Afro-textured hair, was altered in order for ethnic minorities to assimilate into a dominant, Eurocentric society.

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Scholars debate whether Afro-textured hair-straightening practices arose out of Black desires to conform to a Eurocentric standard of beauty, or as part of their individual experiments with fashions and changing styles.

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For young black girls, Thompson says, "Afro-textured hair is not just something to play with" – it is something that sends a message, not only to the outside public but a message on how they see themselves.

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Natural Afro-textured hair blogs include Black Girl Long Hair, Curly Nikki and Afro Hair Club.

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Afro-textured hair paid her lost salary, and she removed the colored beads.

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Afro-textured hair'srman was criticized by some in the community, who thought that the book presented a negative stereotype, but she was supported by most parents of her students.

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Afro-textured hair explores the styling industry, the variety of styles now acceptable in society for African-American women's hair, and the relations of these to African-American culture.

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In 2014, Stacia L Brown relates her story of feeling anxious about how her hair was styled prior to walking in for a job interview in her article, My Hair, My Politics.

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The care and styling of natural Black Afro-textured hair has become an enormous industry in the United States.

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Afro is a large, often spherical growth of afro-textured hair that became popular during the Black Power movement.

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Natural Afro-textured hair can be styled into "Bantu knots", which involves sectioning the Afro-textured hair with square or triangular parts and fastening it into tight buns or knots on the head.

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When braided flat against the scalp, natural Afro-textured hair can be worn as basic cornrows or form a countless variety of artistic patterns.

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