The African culture has always exerted a certain fascination towards the other cultures. Out of their entire cultural heritage, African hair braiding represents one of the most important ancient arts brought to Europe and America. It has been passed on from generation to generation along time, originating in the Ancient Egypt, in approximately 3500 BC. There are different styles according to each African region or tribe, differentiating them one from another.  There are patterns of hair braiding associated with social status, age or the group they are part of.

Nowadays the braids don’t just have a functional use, they are also a way of expressing one’s identity and they are a style. The techniques changed over the time, there are many styles and there are professionals specialized in this type of hair styling. Braided hair just looks fabulous. Even celebrities are big fans of braids. Why? They give a very clean look, are easy to maintain, help grow a healthy hair in a shorter period of time and they feel very comfortable.

Braided hair would best suit young women, children but not only. If you choose an African hair braiding for your child he/she can enjoy everyday activities without worrying about dirty hair, tangling or even breakage, especially if you have a girl. For adults, hair braids are appropriate for going to work, no matter the field you work in, because they give a healthy, clean look.

Another big advantage of the African hair braiding is that, in the present, because of the new technologies, it saves up a lot of time. First of all, having the braids done doesn’t take a whole day anymore and it doesn’t your hair. Specialized hair-stylists can do even the most elaborated braiding patterns in just a few hours. Moreover, there are new techniques today that allow even the people allergic to chemicals to have their hair braided.

If you need a hair style that saves time and it’s easy to maintain or you just want to try something different, go for the braids. There are so many patterns you can try that you’ll never look boring.
Just remember, if your hair is long enough for a braided hairstyle, you shouldn’t be afraid to wear it. These styles can be functional as well as flattering, and can serve you well in a wide variety of situations.

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