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This weekend was truly a hair-interesting one. From Beyonce to Christina aguilera, theirs were blinding. Then we have Jennifer Hudson give us the short-y love. What do u thiK about this hair change?
We've always loved Rita Dominic's volumes, and she didn't disappoint with this new twist. Enjoy
WOMAN'S FOUR-AND-A-HALF-FOOT AFRO IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST… AND TAKES HER TWO DAYS TO WASH.
Aevin Dugas has spent the last 14 years growing her hair
Record-breaking natural afro has entered Guinness Book of Records
It takes two days to dry and five bottles of conditioner to get it in shape.
The 37-year-old, whose hair entered the Guinness Book of Records at 4ft 4ins around, says everyone from toddlers to grandmothers are following in her footsteps.
Aevin said: 'At one time I strived to get hair that was bone straight and now all I want is it big and poofy'.
Aevin Dugas boasts the world's biggest afro - measuring an incredible four-and-a-half foot around the middle
Aevin struggles to see out from underneath her extravagant hairdo if she does not style it up properly
The World's Biggest Afro
She believes her voluminous hair may have grown even bigger, but she cannot reveal its size until Guinness take an official measurement.
'When my hair is stretched out to its complete length and pressed, it goes down to my butt. But I don't wear it like that because it looks weird.'
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The newly single care worker is proud of her unique style but usually ties her hair back when going on first dates, only revealing her secret later.
'I did tell one guy and he was shocked and he Googled me and was like 'oh, wow'.
'But then when I saw him again - he was wearing an afro too.'
Despite loving her hair, she has to tie it back while driving as it is so difficult to see past it
On first dates, Aevin likes to restrain her afro as she says it can be 'overwhelming' for new people
Aevin, who has won fans from Brazil to Italy, has spent the last 14 years growing her hair.
Her jaw-dropping look brings her attention wherever she goes but it does have its drawbacks as she often gets it caught in trees, car doors and people's earrings.
It can also take two days to wash and dry and is so big she struggles to see clearly out from beneath it - which means she cannot drive with her 'hair up'.
To get her hair ready for a night out she shampoos it and then uses up to five conditioners.
She then puts her hair into two French braids and from then it takes about two days to dry.
But the positives far outweigh the negatives and she has become a hero in her hometown of Napoleonville, Louisiana.
Her biggest joy is inspiring young girls to stop using chemical straighteners, which can cause long-lasting damage to hair.
Hair washing has turned into a long-drawn out affair as it takes her two days to wash and dry it all in sections
However, Aevin is thrilled with the results and is keen to encourage other Africa-Americans to let their hair grow naturally
She said: 'I don't know why but there's something very important to me about little girls appreciating my hair and then wanting to wear their hair the same.
'I tell them there is nothing that I did special, there is no magical formula, we are born with our hair like this.'
Aevin was originally inspired by a picture of her mum Deborah Dugas wearing an afro in the sixties - and she remains one of her biggest fans today.
Mrs Dugas, 62, who runs a care home, said: 'I'm humbled by the fact she did this because she liked my natural hair, way before she was born.
Aevin getting her hair tended to at a salon in Reserve, Louisiana. Her mother says that she is particularly proud of her daughter for wearing her afro before it became fashionable
'It was about half the size of Aevin's and everybody loved it.'
She added: 'Her hair has definitely had an impact on the community.
'She made her decision when wearing your hair natural was considered unattractive in the black community.
'But, against all that, she started wearing her hair natural years ago. I am really proud.'
Lami philips isn't your regular kind of artiste and that's because she doesn't sing your regular kind of dancehall or hip-hop. Her brand of music is for the matured and classy-the more reason why you don't get to see or hear about her all of the time. But anytime you do see or hear her, her songs could touch your soul.
Read Lami's hair experience below:
Tell me about your hair.
I'm actually a hair lazy person and that's because my manager has to literarily beg me to go to the salon and get my hair fixed, or just do something to my hair. Else, I'm not your regular kind of lady who would stand before the mirror and start re-arranging my hair. And thats the more reason why most of the times I like to put my hair into weaves for convenience.
Does it mean your natural hair isn't all that okay?
No, my hair is full about the length of an Afro. But like two years ago when I wanted to do something different with my hair, I called my hair stylist and we agreed to change my hair colour into red! so my hair is red but I'm trying to regrow it back into black.
Not really. I actually went for a dance rehearsal for my next video and that's why my weave on looks rough.
So which do you prefer-long or short extensions?
Although I love short hair because it doesn't give much trouble but long extensions really suits me because it enhances my stature.
Can you rock your natural hair as a celeb?
Yes I can wear my natural hair. As at the time I coloured it into red, I used to wear it like that, even now when I remove the extension I'm wearing, you'll still see the red colour. But whenever I have a show, I would go get my hair done. The only time you can see my hair is when I'm at home and on vacation when I'm going nowhere.
So for how long do you wear each hairstyle?