3 ASTONISHING AFRICAN HAIRSTYLES
In today’s article, I will be sharing with you the list of Astonishing African Hairstyles.
The curls, the kinks, the texture, and the styling of African Hair are some of the most beautiful things about being black and African.
African hairstyles go way beyond just styling the hair.
It symbolizes the economic, marital, and social status of the wearer.
African thread is a very common African hairstyle all over the continent.
This beautiful hairstyle is native to the Yoruba people of South-west Nigeria.
Over time, threads have become popular all over West Africa.
Among Africans, threads have different names from different tribes.
It is a natural hair straightener, which has been a major part of hair care routines for centuries.
It’s a style used by many African girls to make their hair longer.
Goscha is a cultural symbol of the Hamar tribe of Ethiopia.
When the Hamar people came to settle at the Omo Valley, they blended into the society of nomads which they met there.
Together with these nomads, they invented this traditional hairstyle and called it ‘Goscha.’
Hamar women create their locks with binding resin, ochre, and water.
To add some beauty, the women wear colorful beaded jewelry.
For the Himbas, locks symbolize age and life.
Himba stylists use a mixture of butter, ochre, and goat hair to create the locks.
They also use hair extensions and ornamental accessories for beautification.
Usually, teenagers wear strands of their locks hanging over their faces to symbolize their entrance into puberty.
When these teenagers are ready to marry, they tie these locks to reveal their faces.
Simply put, “I’m ready for tear rubber.”