Black women wore natural protective styles at the 2021 Oscars
Whoever said natural hair and protective styles are ‘messy, unprofessional and inappropriatelooks pretty silly right now. In a world where the abolition of hair discrimination is something black women have yet to campaign for (both in the UK and across the pond), it is very refreshing to see so much of them sporting this beautiful, authentic and unique hair at the most prestigious events including the Oscars.
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Afro-textured hair has transported everything from stigma, stereotypes, pain and rejection, to celebration, empowerment and ultimate rejection of Caucasian beauty archetypes and privileges. The power he holds for black women around the world is indescribable. The damaging problems within the UK education system, which sees pupils punished for ‘inappropriateâHair styles, is something we still fight for to this day. In fact, you may be familiar with the Halo Code – what schools and businesses are committed to that promises members of the black community “the freedom and security to wear all Afro hairstyles without restriction or judgment.”
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Seeing these powerful and successful Hollywood stars sporting looks we were once despised and teased is one of the best things to happen on the red carpet at this year’s Oscars. Let this serve as a reminder to every black girl who has been told otherwise, that the hair that grows out of your hair is and always will be good enough.
Don’t worry, you won’t have to scour the internet to find them. From the chic but edgy Afro-hawk of Viola Davis, to the stunning power braids of Tiara Thomas that tie into a bun with her baby hair / kissing curls beautifully laid and Celeste in the middle free flowing, we have so much of looks that we are haunting.
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We’ve rounded up our favorite natural and proactive styles from black women who chose to stand out for culture and wear natural and protective styles to the Oscars 2021, for major inspiration for all of us …
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