New hair trend: the triangle cut

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This iconic hairstyle is back on our radar. It’s all about angles, texture and big curls.

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This is as much an expression of natural African pride as it is a hairstyle! Historically, straight locks have always been punted as desirable in mass media. But the world’s changing, and it is embracing raw beauty.

With this comes a love of natural texture, making way for the previously ‘uncool’ triangular cut. The top is flat, and the ends are puffy – as seen on celebs like Kelly Rowland and Azania Mosaka. It’s rooted in the fact that black women were tired of manipulating their hair to align with a non-African standard of what’s deemed presentable.

Our hair has evolved into a form of activism. The triangle cut falls into that category. If you have a tighter curl, blow dry or stretch out the roots to flatten the top. Or wear a looser-curl weave, and then prune it into a triangle, like bloggers Lulama Wolf and Keneilwe. You’ll love it!

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