10 of many traditional African hairstyles from tribal women – afkinsider

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Dread headband These young girls from the Ethiopian Kara tribe laid dreads across the top of their heads, halfway back, giving the illusion of a permanent headband, which makes their facial features really pop.
Dread headband These young girls from the Ethiopian Kara tribe laid dreads across the top of their heads, halfway back, giving the illusion of a permanent headband, which makes their facial features really pop.
Beaded braids With beaded braids, you could coordinate your hair with your outfit every day. And the swish-swish sound when you turn your head is kind of seductive.
Beaded braids With beaded braids, you could coordinate your hair with your outfit every day. And the swish-swish sound when you turn your head is kind of seductive.
Partial mohawk Admit it- you’ve fantasized about cutting a mohawk just to let people know you’re a bad.... African women in many tribes get to wear one without being called a tomboy — it’s just the norm!
Partial mohawk Admit it- you’ve fantasized about cutting a mohawk just to let people know you’re a bad…. African women in many tribes get to wear one without being called a tomboy — it’s just the norm!
Frontal headbands In the Afar tribe of the East African countries of Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, women wear elaborate woven headbands that usually drape down the center of their faces.
Frontal headbands In the Afar tribe of the East African countries of Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, women wear elaborate woven headbands that usually drape down the center of their faces.
Clay-covered dreads In several tribes of the Namib Desert, women wrap their dreads in red clay.
Clay-covered dreads In several tribes of the Namib Desert, women wrap their dreads in red clay.
Full-head wraps If you wear a head wrap one day, everybody comments on it and commends you for your bohemian look
Full-head wraps If you wear a head wrap one day, everybody comments on it and commends you for your bohemian look
Braided bob If a bob cut plus bangs isn’t the cutest combination in the world, when you do the whole thing in braids, it looks somehow edgy and youthful at the same time, and we love it. This woman is from the Kolcho tribe in Ethiopia
Braided bob If a bob cut plus bangs isn’t the cutest combination in the world, when you do the whole thing in braids, it looks somehow edgy and youthful at the same time, and we love it. This woman is from the Kolcho tribe in Ethiopia
Buzz cut In several African tribes, women have buzzed or shaved heads
Buzz cut In several African tribes, women have buzzed or shaved heads
Trinket braids In the Ethiopian Daasanach tribe, women often braid various trinkets from wooden beads to bottle caps onto their headwraps. Wouldn’t it be awesome to choose your favorite items and put them on a headwrap?
Trinket braids In the Ethiopian Daasanach tribe, women often braid various trinkets from wooden beads to bottle caps onto their headwraps. Wouldn’t it be awesome to choose your favorite items and put them on a headwrap?
Dreads This is an obvious one- wouldn’t it be incredible to never have to brush your hair again? And dreads look so cool when they’re pulled up and twisted into a bun.
Dreads This is an obvious one- wouldn’t it be incredible to never have to brush your hair again? And dreads look so cool when they’re pulled up and twisted into a bun.

 

 

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