Natural bush-like hairstyle
You see that dude's afro? It was like 3 feet high!
|Cornrows||Hairstyle featuring braided rows|
|Mullet||Hairstyle that is short in front and long in back|
|Edgar||High fade and bowl cut hairstyle|
|Bed head||Unkempt hair|
|Hockey hair||Long, flowing hair with flipped wings|
|Flow||Long, thick, luscious hair|
|Mop-top||Hairstyle with combed-over layers and side-swept fringe|
Afro is a hairstyle created by combing out curly/kinky hair, which results in a rounded, sphere-like shape. Black people commonly employ it, but other ethnicities with curly hair may also sport a fro.
The "afro" name derives from the term "Afro-American," which comes from "African American." Black people in the 1960s popularized the hairstyle during the American Civil Rights and Black Is Beautiful movements.
It became so common that by the 1970s, some Black people began choosing different hairstyles because afros became too mainstream. However, the afro endured and is still famous today. You will likely see young Black men and women sport the hairstyle with naturally curly hair who do not want to straighten or otherwise artificially shape their hair.