Media playback is unsupported on your device

The secrets of the Afro comb

12 September 2013 Last updated at 11:37 BST

As an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge looks at the history and impact of the Afro comb, Focus on Africa talks to a Ghanaian hairdresser about its importance and the trend for natural hair.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.