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Empowering black women to embrace their natural hair

Black women are ditching chemical relaxers and straighteners in favour of embracing their naturally afro-textured hair.

The BBC spoke to women taking part in the natural hair movement whose hair had become so damaged from frequent treatments it had fallen out.

Now they want to challenge mainstream perceptions of beauty and encourage others to "love themselves as they are".

Video Journalist: Samantha Everett