In most African cultures, hair is associated with social status, religion, authority, and a person’s tribal background. For many, African hair is art.

When Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o, wore amasunzu, a traditional Rwandan hairstyle to the Oscars this past weekend, the world was in awe. But the amasunzu is just one of many artistic traditional African hairstyles making a come back.

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