A POWERFUL ACCESSORY
Good self-esteem is important for everyone's mental health. Self-esteem (or how much you value yourself) is affected by how you view your physical appearance, including your hair . For centuries, black American women were discriminated against for wearing natural, protective hairstyles. Over time, this hair discrimination has harmed the self-esteem – and therefore the mental health – of many black women. Today, many more black women are gaining confidence and feeling more empowered by embracing their natural hair and traditional styles. One of these traditional styles is called the African headscarf or turban .