Cameroonian Women Go Back to Their Roots With Natural Afro Styles

An African adage maintains that a woman's hair is like a crown: it stands high, carrying the history and identity of a whole race. And more women in Cameroon are proudly wearing it today as a fashionable look. Many no longer find it necessary to spend huge amounts of money to relax their hair to feel beautiful and attractive. Curled, thick and puffed, short and long and in every style possible - this is visible on the streets of Douala, writes Cynthia Ngwemoh for Radio France Internationale.

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A hairdresser in Douala, Cameroon, working on a natural hair treatment.

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