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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

An Afro, sometimes shorted to 'fro and also known as the "natural", is a hairstyle worn naturally by people with lengthy kinky hair texture or specifically styled in such a fashion by individuals with naturally curly or straight hair. The hairstyle is created by combing the hair away from the scalp, allowing the hair to extend out from the head in a large, rounded shape, much like a halo, cloud or ball.

See also

  • Afro-textured hair
  • Caesar cut, a men's hairstyle with a short, horizontally straight cut named after Julius Caesar, whose images frequently depict him wearing his hair in such a manner.
  • Conk, a hairstyle popular among African-American men from the 1920s to the 1960s.
  • Cornrows, a hairstyle originating in Ethiopia where the hair is braided into a series of French braid like locks that appear to cling to the head and travel down to the back of the neck.
  • Crew cut, a hairstyle that is commonplace for many people (especially men) in military units across the world.
  • Illustrated list of hairstyles
  • Jheri curl, an African American hairstyle which was popular in the late 1980s to early 1990s.
  • Nubian wig, a form of headdress worn by ancient Egyptians which is thought to imitate the thick hairstyles of the Nubian peoples of modern Sudan.

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