At INALA, celebrating black hair is woven into our brand DNA and is what inspired our co-founder to create the brand a year ago. In celebration of Black History Month, we’re putting a spotlight on the Crown Act and why it is such an important cause to us at INALA.
There is deeply cultural and spiritual significance between Black people and their hair. The Crown Act, which has been adopted by 20 states as of February 2023, prevents race-based hair discrimination due to hair texture or protective styles, which pushes the country one step closer for Black Americans and the freedom to wear their hair how they want.
The historical roots of intricate braids, Bantu knots, and cornrows span thousands of years, and below are three facts about these traditionally black styles:
Looking for more iconic Black hair styles throughout history? You can check out this article from History.com for a more in-depth look. For more information on the Crown Act and how you can get involved, visit their website.