It's no secret that when it comes to beauty, the world still takes an unfortunately Eurocentric view of things. Natural hairstyles worn by women of color are still devalued, misunderstood, and even outright banned in some schools and workplaces.
London-based photography student Dazhane Leah aims to change all that with her amazing project, "Afro Bloomin." It features gorgeous flowers in even more gorgeous natural hair.
"I've read, seen for myself and been told by family and friends about the negative experiences they've had when wearing their natural hair," Leah tells Mashable. "An afro is a statement and the hairstyle itself represents and holds so much history and passion and represents so much. As a whole, natural hair, especially when worn in an afro or dreadlocks has been and still is looked down upon."
We can't wait to see the rest of this series!
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