Marvel's Black Panther broke records at the box office this weekend by being the first movie to feature African-American superheroes while embracing Black history and celebrating the natural hair movement.
Endless of movie-goers and celebrities like Dominican actress, Dascha Polanco embraced the style and grace of Wakanda by paying homage to iconic actresses' beauty looks of the film played by Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, and Letitia Wright.
The Orange Is The Black star is known for rockin' fresh styles and this afro-inspired braided look reflects and celebrates her Afro-Latinx beauty. Polanco's mixed dutch braids paid tribute black heritage in a major way especially during a time where Latinas are reclaiming their African American roots.
Let's keep the movement going and celebrate Latina diversity like the Dominican star!
Want to recreate your own version of the Marvel's film? We've got you covered! We caught up with the leading hairstylist of the Black Partner, Camille Friend who was the mastermind behind the leading actresses' hair and she revealed her go-to beauty product while on set. During production, the celebrity stylist couldn't keep her hands of It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In, ($13) to create the natural and textured looks.
Of course, Polanco added a power scarlet red lip which in the film is worn by Okoye, the General, is the head of the Dora Milaje played by Danai Gurira. In the feature film, Okoye is a warrior badass who represents the strength of Wakanda and modern-day Black and Brown women today.
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If you haven't seen the film go see it now, the film highlights and celebrate Afro-cultural with bridging together futuristic innovating thinking. In the meantime, here's a tutorial on how to achieve the Dascha's Wakanda inspired braids.