Conversations about styling and caring for African hair should not be avoided. However, they usually are for a handful of reasons including the lasting effects of colonialism and colonial laws on the African self-identity, corporatism and rigid workplace policies, the outdated formal education system, class-based prejudice, and arbitrary gender expectations. Notwithstanding, hair, on a genetic level, differs based on race, and some hairstyles can be adopted to protect hair from the elements, retain moisture, avoid breakage, and reduce hair loss, split ends, and excessive tangling. Ultimately, taking care of the hair that grows from our heads ensures the reduction of hair-related health issues such as dandruff, hair loss, and skin infections. Below are 5 ways you can style your dreadlocks.
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