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Vogue’s recent short film featuring Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o is bound to make White America love her even more. On top of starring in and producing a film adaptation of Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah,” Lupita is also giving us tips on her most passionate hobby turned college hustle. Braiding hair!

Braiding is certainly not news to us since we’ve been sitting on stoops for decades braiding hair as the boys played football in the street. But the fascination surrounding braids and cornrows pops up every summer. I’ll rant about why in a separate post!


In the video above, Lupita gathers up six of her best friends and talks about her passion for braiding and some of the differences in braiding Black and White hair.


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