In every country, women possess magical power, and the pursuit of beauty knows no boundaries. This holds true for African-American black women as well. Despite the unique fragility, vulnerability, and super curls of African hair, they skillfully embrace various braided hairstyles that stand out attractively. These braided styles have also captivated Hollywood stars like Kristen Stewart and Carmen Electra, who have adopted them to refresh their image and style. Whether it’s small plaits close to the hairline or large locks, these hairstyles continue to charm and inspire women worldwide. And below are MacSara’s top choices for African hairstyles.
1. “Boxy” braided hair
This hairstyle is quite popular during the summer, preferred by celebrities like Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (an American R&B musician, American actor and fashion designer) and many other famous stars. Straighten the hair, then divide the hair into small curls to start braiding combined with hair extension (If you want to try out this hairstyle, then Macsarahair’s human hair extension is a choice that couldn’t be more suitable for you!). In addition, people use lighters to burn the ends of hair to locate and fix the hair. This hairstyle is called a box shape because of the angular shape of the box. You will look stronger and bolder with this hairstyle.
You can also make the hair look fancier to gain attention by adding metal clips, lanyards or stones to the hair.
2. Long hair curls
Ever since Zendaya – Disney’s talented actress, singer, and dancer – appeared on the red carpet with her long curl wig, it has sparked a trend of new hair fashion. This hairstyle was originally formed from Rastafari culture in Jamaica and is associated with a huge musical legend – Bob Marley. This is one of the African hairstyles that are the pride of black people, showing their unifying strength in the fight against racism. The style is made up of large, thick curls that are twisted from top to bottom.
This hairstyle brings a feel of the snake god Medusa in Greek mythology.
3. Braided hair weaved diagonally
This braided hairstyle is frizzier and more attractive than roll hair. First, tie each strand of hair, then release it and use a styled hook. The ripples of the hair are made up of hot water or drink using the Perm method. This short hairstyle will turn into Afro hairstyles. Afro originates from two words: African and Colombian, to refer to the typical fluffy, frizzy hair.
4. Braided Hair Rope
Still a braided hairstyle but with a larger version, the plaits after forming will look like a rope. You can add color to hair by using hair dye to keep color for a more enchanting look. With wigs of this type, most of the materials are synthetic acrylic fibers which are easy to create many twisted and curled styles.
5. South-West African Twist Senegal
Senegal’s braided hair is another one of the intriguing African hairstyles. It is created by wrapping synthetic hair straight (like Kanekalon) around the roots of natural hair and twisting two strands to the end. This style is popular in Senegal (officially the Senegal Republic) – a country of the south Senegal River located in West Africa.
Senegal’s braided hair is slightly lighter and more feminine than other types of torsion.
6. Marley-style twisted hair
Marley-style twist hair originated from African-American Jamaican singer and songwriter – Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley. He was a reggae pioneer and was honored in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after his death. Senegal and Marley-style twisted hair has quite a few similarities and is very similar in how to do it. The difference between these two types is not the technique but the hair part. Marley-style hair is somewhat wavy like Afro hair.
7. Ghanaian braided hair
Ghanaian braided hair is a braided hairstyle that shows up most of the scalp. Due to the shape of the back looking like a banana that is opening the crust, this style is called “The road turns bananas”. This hairstyle is popular in Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana – a country in West Africa.
Aren’t those African hairstyles iconic and inspiring? If you’ve ever been curious about trying a braided hairstyle, go for it! Embrace the opportunity to make your life more delightful and engaging because you only live once. And if you need hair extensions to achieve your desired look, remember that Macsarahair offers high-quality hair extensions that can assist you in creating your dream hairstyle. Here’s to quickly have the beautiful hairstyle you’ve been craving!