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Why women straighten their hair

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Fashion icons like Michelle Obama and singer Beyonce have the look, the flair and the hair wished for by many.

Now their sleek hair styles are being emulated by women around the world.

The BBC's Christine Otieno reports from a hair salon in Kenya where hair straightening has become more popular.

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