Lifestyle February 12, 2018 at 09:25 am

Butter Braids and Dreadlocks: A look at Africa’s traditional hairstyles

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor February 12, 2018 at 09:25 am

February 12, 2018 at 09:25 am | Lifestyle

Braids from the Wodaabe Tribe — Pinterest

Braids from the Wodaabe Tribe of the Sahel Region and West Africa

With an estimated population of 100,000, the Wodaabe Tribe are also a pastoral nomadic tribe. They are a subgroup of the Fulani Tribe and are found in the Sahel Region and West Africa. The hairstyle of the women and girls is similar to the one by Fulani women. Basically, this consist of two braids on either side of the head with a coiffure in the middle. Sometimes, the women just leave a few braids on their hair but decorate it with cowrie shells and beads as well.

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