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17 Dramatic Transformations That Prove The Power Of The Weave

The glow up is real.

In celebrating black history's most inspiring people and moments, it's only right that we acknowledge THE WEAVE!

Weaves and wigs have held black women down amid some of our most trying times, and they continue to evolve so that our glow up is ever progressing.

So let's give it up one time for some of our favorite sew-in and lace-front transformations, shall we?

17. Gabrielle Union

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16. Ciara

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15. Meagan Good

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*calls stylists, books appointment, mentally prepares to sit an eternity for faux locs*

14. Solange

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13. Rihanna

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Shout out to all the girls who rocked their flat twists with butterfly clips.

12. All of Destiny's Child

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11. Lisa Raye

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10. Kerry Washington

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9. Jennifer Hudson

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8. Taraji P. Henson

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7. Naomi Campbell

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That moment you realize melanin is a superpower.

6. Vivica Fox

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5. Keyshia Cole

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4. Lil Kim

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3. Mary J. Blige

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2. Nicki Minaj

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1. Serena Williams

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COME THROUGH, BOB!

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