Beautiful woman with huge afro haircut on yellow

The styling of Black hair continued to advance from perms and Jheri twists to hairpieces and twists. A significant moment in the history of the natural hair movement in the US also happened during the civil rights movement.


It wasn’t until the mid-1960s when the first natural hair movement on record was stated. It was known as the “Black is Beautiful” movement and the movement was and is about embracing the beauty of our natural physical self such as our skin tones, facial features, and of course, our hair. It marked the start of our desire to no longer assimilate into white society.