How can we forget the main culprit of this infinite trend. The Poetic Justice actress herself, Miss Janet!
Throughout this film, Jackson maintained the long, chunky braids which she occasionally styled with hats or scarves (as evident in the picture). What made Janet’s hair interesting in the film was the fact that she had the same braids throughout the whole film, its almost as if we watched her hair gradually loose its fresh look from its flawless appearance at the start of the film. Although the braids still looked amazing, they most definitely evoked a sense of authenticity -which highlighted the realism of the film. The viewer may have felt as if they travelled with Janet through her journey in the film by simply watching her braids go from fresh and new- to not so fresh and new. Seems far fetched but true!