Throughout history, natural hair has been an emblem of power, beauty, and identity — from Angela Davis’ iconic afro during the civil rights movement to Solange Knowles’ rallying anthem Don’t Touch My Hair. In Braided & Laid, Bustle celebrates natural hair in all of its glory — whether styled into braids with slicked, laid edges or teased with a hair pick for maximum volume — and the power found within every curl and coil.
How Hollywood Finally Began To Embrace Black Hair
Two film hairstylists reflect on its history in cinema.
The Best Products To Bring On Vacation For Natural Hair
Lessons Learned On The Yard
10 women reflect on their experiences attending an HBCU — and the impact it left on their hair and identity.
The Best Vacation Hairstyles For Black Women, According To Travel Influencers
Braids, faux locs, and more.
The (Hair) Ties That Bind
Three Black writers discuss their hair histories — from hot combs and relaxers to afros and box braids.