3 ancient African hair care products that worked wonders

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey July 24, 2019
The Afar tribe from Ethiopia are famously known for their stylish and conspicuous looking ‘asdago’ and ‘dayta’ buttered hairstyles. Pic credit: Eric Lafforgue

African hair is one of the most interesting and widely discussed types of hair in the world. In recent years, most African women have departed from chemicals that straighten the hair to wearing natural curls with pride.

As the love and appreciation for natural African hair increases, more and more people have tried to find ways of augmenting and caring for their natural look.

There is now a thriving market for products manufactured purposely for African curls, not forgetting the straightening creams and hot rods for those who want their hair to withstand everyday styling.

But before the introduction of these products, the ancient African had a way of perfectly caring for and maintaining their mane. There were products and routines that, reportedly, accounted for perfectly healthy, supple and oftentimes lengthy hair. Here are a few such products:

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: July 25, 2019


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