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As always history repeats itself. The very hairstyles that helped define the 60’s in Africa are making a comeback. Popular Author (Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah to name a few) Chimamanda Adichie has been rocking the traditional thread stretching style which originated in West Africa. The 36-year-old sported the look to the premiere of her novel-turned-film, Half of a Yellow Sun.  Chimamanda Adichie reminded Mommynoire of all the fabulous hairstyles worn by African women in the 60’s. So, we gleaned intriguing images from the web and put together an amazing gallery of many styles including the aforementioned thread stretching. We made sure to include shots by the talented photographer J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, known for capturing the many innovative styles of African women in the 1960’s.

Take a look: 12 African Hairstyles From the 60’s

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