Spring is in full bloom.
One of the hottest styles embracing both Afros and springtime in the natural hair community is affectionately titled Afro Bloomin. It's even viral on social media.
The Afro is a timeless style and has been celebrated throughout the natural hair community for decades. The Afro was a pioneer that brought attention to natural hair as being new, fresh, and unique. The afro, like locs and twists, showed off the diversity of a person's afro-texture coils. The Afro Bloomin trend has put a seasonal spin on a style that is timeless, showing naturals that their hair is a form of nature's artwork.
The beauty of the Afro
“Black power is embracing the beauty of being black even though the whole world has taught us otherwise” @in.maevasheart
In the past it wasn’t the norm--because it wasn't acceptable--to wear our textured hair out and styled in an afro. Society told us that our hair wasn’t beautiful; it was not “good hair.” Since the ever-growing support within the natural hair community, trends like Afro Bloomin have brought out the beauty in our natural hair.
Those of us with afro-textured hair will no longer be looked down upon for how we choose to style our natural hair.
"Society tells us that our natural, God-given kinks and curls is not 'good hair.' Natural hair, no matter what way a person decides to wear it should equally fit societies standards of 'good hair'." says Dazhane Leah, creator of the Afro Bloomin series.
New seasonal trends with the purpose to present natural hair appreciation have given black women with Afro textured hair the confidence to show it off. Our textured hair is no longer something that we hide and be ashamed of. An afro is more than a hairstyle, but an expression of who we are. So why shouldn’t we embrace something that is naturally beautiful and different?
Have you seen this spring trend on social media?