Hair trends 4 traditional African hairstyles that need to make a comeback

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Most beautiful traditional African hairstyles.

Precolonial African hairdo play

Precolonial African hairdo


These rich African precolonial hairstyles have gone extinct or are on the verge of disappearing altogether.

That means that they are ripe for a comeback. If not at least a brief foray into one-hit wonder territories like the apple bottom jeans or the 90s box cut.

Here are 4 traditional African hairdos we believe should make a comeback


play Amasunzu (Pinterest)


Last seen among Rwandese men almost a hundred years ago. It has lines sleeker than a fighter jet and the streamlined quality of a predatory raptor. This really has to make a comeback.


play Ondatu (Pinterest)


Won by young Himba men of Angola before marriage. And once he is off the market, the braid will be split into two. Functional and beautiful. Isn’t African hair gorgeous?


play Oromo (Courtesy)


A collection of hairstyles favoured by women in Ethiopia BM (before Mzungu) c.1885.

Whatever this is.

play Tradtional African Hairstyles (Courtesy)


Look at it! It’s amazing!



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