This Fulani proverb says a lot about the tribe and its traditions. The heart doesn’t surrender. It will pursue what it wants, what it desires. You can’t tame it. Such intellectual edge and creativity of Fulani tribes run through their customs, food, music, dress and even their hair. This nomadic pastoral community of West Africa gives much attention to the way they wear their hair. The hairstyles done by Fulani women are truly a definition of ‘afro hair beauty’.
Most of the Fulani tribes’ hairstyles are called Fulani braids where a woman’s hair is cornrowed to the sides with a coiffure in the centre of the crown. These long braids are even accessorized with heavy beads and shells. Thus, imparting a Goddess-like look. These braids have been adopted by the modern world and moulded into what we call Fulani braids. They make for a decent protective style leaving you looking like a queen.
The hairdo involves cornrowing from the middle part of the head to the sides and adding extensions on for longer braids. The decoration then is done by extravagant accessories like chunky beads, cowrie shells, silver coins and metallic ribbons. Fulani braids also allow for huge scalp access so you can clean your scalp regularly and keep it healthy.
It is no wonder that Alicia Keys and Kim Kardashian were all over the internet when they rocked Fulani braids. We’re telling you, try these and they’ll make you look like royalty overnight. Moreover, their association with a powerful tribe brings all the nostalgia needed to create an uproar among the spectators.
If you’re a stickler for perfection like us and crave that intensity for your braids, find a good braider and you are set!
Being a protective hairstyle, if Fulani braids are done well, it can reap your hair numerous benefits. So, here’s why you shouldn’t miss out on these Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Protective Style.
DISCLAIMER: We endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image we use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact us at [email protected]