Black hair contains an entire history of ethnic pride, discrimination and assimilation. Lori L. Tharp, author of Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America, talks to Cristen about black hair from the tragic to the triumphant and why more black women today are celebrating the beauty of their natural hair.
Early humans used shimmery mica flakes to add some primitive glitter to cave paintings, and a 2013 study found that the ancient Maya even covered a 6th-century temple in a sparkling mica-infused paint to likely herald a celebratory event or anniversary. But when it comes to the tiny bits of plastics and aluminum we call glitter today, Henry Ruschmann accidentally invented it in 1934.
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