By Winnie The Fashionista | Oct 06, 2020
Africa, our motherland and home to Wakanda of course. It is also home to the most breathtaking hairstyles you will see. So what do we mean by breathtaking? We mean authentic, creative… African hairstyles are everything! They are all that and a bag of chips. Let us show you how you can translate the hairstyles of our ancestors into a modern day masterpiece!
Wodaabe, a subgroup of Fulani that resides in the Sahel region and West Africa. Their signature is a pompadour at the front with braids falling at the temples. With your trusty Abuja Braid by Darling, you can achieve this look. Use your Darling braid in Afro Kinky for the pompadour and add in some pins. Spray some TCB Coconut Oil Sheen Spray and be on your merry way! See how you can add your own twist below:
Geographically, Tuareg people occupy areas of Algeria, Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso and Northern Nigeria. These stunning women of the Sahara, have a way of doing their hair that is downright beautiful! Their styles are characterized by braiding close to the scalp and having braids falling on the side.
The Tigrayans are a group indigenous to the highlands of Eritrea and the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. They are known for intricate cornrows that go down the side of the head and are left open at the ends. The wearability of this hairstyle makes it appealing and makes us appreciate our culture even more! You obviously know Darling Abuja can be used to achieve this style.
The Himba women of Namibia apply a traditional concoction called otjize, a paste of butter, fat and red ochre — sometimes scented with aromatic resin — each morning to their skin and hair, giving them a distinctive red hue. They like to leave out hair at the ends which altogether looks authentic…and…well…Himba!
We love Suzanna’s take on the Himba women’s hairstyle! Use Darling Afro Kinky to create faux locs then leave out afro bits at the ends.
Where do you come from? Tag us in your authentically African hairstyle on Instagram(@blackhairhub) and show us!
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