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After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican Women Embrace Their Natural, Curly Hair

When Hurricane Maria cut off access to electricity and water on the Caribbean island and U.S. territory, some women started to change how they styled their hair.

Early on Saturday morning, business at Laura Om's salon on Calle Loiza in San Juan, Puerto Rico is booming. Hurricane Maria, in a roundabout way, has something to do with that.

Om specializes in styling curly, natural hair — something that Puerto Rican women often go to great

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