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The Beauty Of African Threading


African threading is an ancient West African hairstyle. It has been used for years by West African women as a means of protecting and beautifying the hair. Recently especially in the last two decades, the use of African threading has declined, as more foreign hairdos have been introduced.

African threading is now been seen as local and only for women in the villages or for deeply religious people. However, it is an aesthetic part of our culture that should be celebrated and worn with pride. During the time I rocked the style, some people would look at me oddly, ask why I did it. Someone who was exceptionally rude said it was unprofessional and uncivilised and should only be made when in the village.

The beautiful thing about African threading is that it keeps the hair moisturised and protected even without constant application of anything. It also stretches the hair. It makes the hair soft and easy to manage. It can also be made in different ways. It is a style I will definitely be rocking more.

*This is not a sponsored post. My picture was taken at their event.


I'm OnyinyeOlufunmi, a visual artist, writer and psychologist from Lagos, Nigeria.

One thought on “The Beauty Of African Threading

  1. this looks nice tho
    …. you ought to put more of this in order to sensitize these girls of today about being fashionable yet simple…. good work


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