(Photos) Checkout Creative African Hair-Styles

A woman’s hair is her crowning glory and the way it is styled says a lot about her.

Although men often complain about their wives spending hours at the salon, most women understand the need to look good in the eyes of their husbands so as to keep him from gawking at some other lady in their absence. As a result, ladies are getting creative with their manes so as to stay s*xy and trendy. Check it out below:

All-Back (Kolese): This is referred to as Kolese in Yoruba. It is one of the simplest traditional hairstyles among Nigerian women. As the name implies, all the hair strands are plaited backwards after they are separated into tiny rows with a sharp object and the end point depend on how long the hair is.

hair all back


Fulani Hairstyle: The Fulani hairstyle is an artistic and flamboyant hairdo adorned by Fulani women from Northern Nigeria–Katsina, Kano and Niger. The hair is long, part plaited and decorated with beads. Due to its durable nature, Fulani women favour this fashion as it complements their nomadic tendencies.

hair fulani


Clap your Hands (Patewo): Popularly called Patewo which literally means clap-your-hands, this is a hairstyle woven in the shape of two hands clasped together; more like placing the palms together to say the lord’s prayer. Rather than having hair weaved to the back, the shaft is entwined at the middle in order to take a firm shape. There are different styles for this hair which include front, back and double patewo.

hair patewo


Hair Plated with THREAD: Using a thread to plait your hair may be old fashion however, the style is still in vogue among women who are trying to grow their hair and children of school age. Depending on the individual wearing the hairstyle, they can add a touch of class by making it fashionable with fancy coloured threads and ringlets.

hair thread





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