Images of flattering, natural hairstyles are found on About.com, BlackHairStyleTrends.com and BlackGirlLongHair.com. While these site focus on African-American natural hair, NaturallyCurly.com includes photos of natural hair on women of various racial and ethnic groups.
Natural hair is a phrase commonly associated with African-American women. It means that a woman’s hair is free of chemical straighteners, such as texturizers and relaxers. These products are commonly used by African-American women and others with kinky or tightly curled hair. Chemical hair straightening was discovered around 1905 by inventor Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr., who realized his invention for polishing sewing machine needles could also straighten hair.