Braided: How an ancestral hairstyle remains a source of pride for Black women

Box Braids. Corn Rows. These are a few unique and historically rich concepts of protective hairstyling that has secured its place in history and withstood the test of time. Braiding can be seen on the stone walls of Egypt, in the pages of magazines, even on the stone heads of the Olmec in Central America, marking the presence of Africa and its people’s influence across the globe.


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