Modern Living: The Masculine Twist

First it was the Afro, a frizzy, frazzled look that billowed out as a symbol of black pride and awareness. Later the 'fro became as passe among some avant-garde blacks as the plantation bandanna, giving way to such hairstyles as the puff and the shag. But no successor to the Afro coiffure has caught on more rapidly than the corn-row-tight, Topsy-like plaits that until recently were worn by women. Now a growing number of soul brothers are sporting buckwheat braids in as many variations as there are African nations, where the style is traditional....

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