Many Black women started switching up their relaxers and weaves for their natural kinks, coils, curls, and waves. Afro styles show off your natural hair texture, which can come in a variety of lengths and colors. Political activists such as Angela Davis, Huey P. Newton and Jesse Jackson proudly rocked their afros in the 1960s as a way to combat European beauty standards. Many celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Solange Knowles, Yara Shahidi, Erykah Badu, and Viola Davis continue that tradition today.
Who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest afro?
A woman from Reserve, Louisiana has the world’s largest afro. Guinness World Records gave the title to 47-year-old Aevin Dugas. In 2010, Dugas first achieved the title with an afro circumference measuring 4 feet and 4 inches. According to Guinness World Records, it currently measures 9.84 inches tall, 10.4 inches wide, and 5.41 feet in circumference.
It has taken Dugas over 20 years to grow the style and it began when she started her natural hair journey. “I didn’t decide to grow an afro as much as I decided to go natural,” Dugas told Guinness World Records.
Here are some of our favorite looks from the woman with the largest afro.
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