One of the most important things in a civilization are the institutions that sustain and develop it. This began in antiquity in the Nile Valley. The institutions Afrikans created, such as: education, medicine, law, architecture, agriculture and other areas have established structures that exist even today. What has not been considered a long time tradition is beauty enhancement for women. Afrikan women were in complete control of every aspect of their beauty. Hair care was considered an art. Braids, locks, wigs and scalp health care were common among ancient Afrikan women.