Serena Williams Shares History Of Braiding In Touching Pic With Daughter

Serena Williams
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In case you forgot, 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams doesn’t just play tennis. She’s a fashion mogul with her own athleisure wear line and is also a certified nail tech. Not to mention, her killer red carpet (and tennis court) slay.

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Now, she’s serving up even more beauty goals in a recent pic she posted about the history of braiding hair. In it, she’s sharing a moment with her daughter, Olympia, while braiding her hair, captioned with the African origins of this ancient art form.

“Braiding started in Africa with the Himba people of Namibia,” she wrote. We have been braiding our hair for centuries. In many African tribes braided hairstyles were a unique way to identify each tribe.”

She also touched on the social and bonding aspects of our hair slay, writing “it would take people would often take the time to socialize. It began with the elders braiding their children, then the children would watch and learn from them.”

Thanks sis for dropping the jewels (because there are folks still out there believing in boxer braids).

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