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The Black Wedding is not only a beautiful celebration of love, but it is also often a display of a rich culture. A Black Wedding usually includes traditions and a salutation to a couple’s heritage and legacy. Whether it be Caribbean, African, African American or Latin American, these traditional acts of respect can occur during both the ceremony and the reception. The choice to integrate these traditions is up to the couple with every Black Wedding being as unique as the couple themselves. It is important for the African Diaspora and other ethnicities to learn about these traditions, their history and significance. Prior to going to a nuptials ceremony that might incorporate these customs, finding out what to expect or what is involved can further enhance the experiences and allow for more embrace to their importance.


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This page was last updated on 24, January, 2022

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Type 1: Straight hair with no natural curls

Type 2: Wavy hair with no complete curls characterised by waves

Type 3: Curly hair with an ‘S’ shaped curl pattern.

Type 4: Kinky hair with a ‘Z’ shaped curl pattern. 

These patterns can consist in different sections of the head of one person. Historically the African has been known to have Type 3 and 4 hair patterns. 

Hair has sometimes been used as a way of discrimination related to colorism, particularly towards darker skinned and type 4 hair types. 

Schools, workplaces and other institutions in Western society have been known to discriminate against students and employees with types 3 & 4 (curly/kinky/afro) hair due to ignorance and lack of awareness of the differing natural hair types. 

Brands For Types 3 & 4