What do you understand by hairstyles or the latest hairstyles in Nigeria? Is it just about taking a comb to the hair or a razor to that section of hair?
Tell me, what is hair? What is style? Aren’t they different words on their own and one together? How did this happen? What is the bond they share that have influenced lives, even perception?
Scientifically somewhat defined, Hair is ‘a filament growing from the skin to later form a mass covering the human head’.
Style, as I have once defined is unique individuality, more of one’s personality. Hair is a character, style is peculiar.
While hair has different types in its texture, style has variants in how it molds the hair.
“The head is the canvas, hair is the paint, style is the brush, and hairstyle is the art” – Aurora Maikudi.
Talk about latest fashion styles, the days of some hairstyles distinct to a region are somewhat gone as the latest hairstyles in Nigeria now feature one or more combinations of these hairstyles from across the continents.
Hairstyles say a lot to an extent about a person…they are crown signatures to one’s dressing.
Aurora Maikudi says “hair is one of the armours of style; hairstyle is one of the wands used by fashion and style”
Hairstyles even trend and go out of seasons, having different tag names like: latest hairstyles in Nigeria, Nigerian hairstyles, etc.
Also, it comes with different names for the type of hairstyles such as weavon hairstyles, twist braid hairstyles, Nigerian braid hairstyles, braided hairstyles, even Nigerian hairstyles with attachment, and the list could go on and on.
Latest Nigerian Hairstyles Pictures
Hmm…How about I take you round some parts of the world?
Men, women, everybody was born with a covering on the head, hair, although some have it sparse and others more; either ways, one was born with his or her own on the head.
As time became older and one grew, hair grew alongside at its pace to be someday styled into braids, twists, etc.
Hmm…What I did not know back then was that the primary school hairstyles, my then latest hairstyles in Nigeria aspa primary school beauty, my mum plaited on my head then; had its origins weaving from the time of the Masai warriors and others.
Prior to this and all that laid the stones upon which the latest hairstyles in Nigeria are built, hairstyles had always been alive in every nook and cranny of the continents.
Through all, hairstyles separated…this word seem strong…identified the differences between people and just as languages and races made everyone aware of glaring differences, so did hairstyles.
In Egypt, one could tell the wealth status, social class, age and more from a person’s hairstyle. Yes, the way you dress you’ll be addressed.
Shoulder-length hair, skin or the popular skodo or faridan were always seen in Egypt. Some of these hairstyles would seem to have been adopted so much, they are still threading in to the latest hairstyles in Nigeria.
The ‘lock of youth’ as called by the Egyptians, was seen as curls on the side of the male boy head; it told of his age while braids and ponytails were no stranger to the females too.
The women of the old kingdom were told to be identified with shorter hairdo while the opposite had longer hairdo.
The Greeks made the world aware of the chignon style, braided hair pinned to the head too was acknowledged as one of the hairstyles then.
Unlike in Egypt, there was no segregation recorded by hairstyles. They made use of flowers, ribbons, or pieces of metal. The men stayed on their low cut with beards on if you are not a soldier.
The Romans, on the other hand once believed in simplicity and less stress for the hair. From simple buns to wearing just a headband, these hairstyles that are also now part of Nigerian hairstyles, were usurped by more ‘detailed’ hairstyles of ringlets, braids, and knots that were decorated in pearls or jewelled hair pins.
Then the segregation came in with these new hairstyles that were not even termed latest hairstyles in Nigeria.
The men kept their hair long and had their beard grown but it would seem they found it not appealing anymore and switched to shorter hair and beard – free faces or beard – full faces.
The Indians believed the hairstyle done had something to do with been in the eternal paradise and so left a small patch of hair at the back of the head, although it could also be on the side, to grow without interruption.
They believed it will be used to attract one to paradise by the creator (reminds me of Raphunzel…) but there was a twist, this hairstyle was exclusive to the rich while the poor were damned to climb or trek to either paradise or a different place.
Their women wore gems – and – jewels – decorated head piece on the forehead (awon modified wonder woman). The discovery of Buddha soon changed their orientation of hair.
Full cutting of hair was prohibited in China as hair was strongly believed to be an inheritance from oppa and mama (I guess this was where the ‘don’t sell property’ thing came from…the Yorubas know what am talking about here…lol).
The young girls and unmarried ladies wore long braided hair while the married women packed up their hair and let a loose curl free to fall beside her face, singing ‘I am married’.
The men shaved only the front of their hair and the rest is left at the back braided (niw you understand the haircut of that Chinese or Japanese actor in the film).
The Japanese had something a bit different from their sister nation for the women. They wore their hair packed firmly to their head and the tail twisted in to a ‘sickle – shape’ at the back, a kepatsu.
They later let the hair loose as a sign of beauty, the bun hairstyle, which is part of the latest hairstyles in Nigeria, came from them; was decorated with combs, hair sticks, and other jewels.
With Africa, braids were common with the Masai warriors; hair shaving of the male and female was actually not strange at the set time. Dyeing of hair was no news too.
Hair and hairstyles spoke volumes of one’s spirituality, ethnicity, tribe, social status, and more in ancient times.
In Nigeria, the likes of shuku, coroba, who is in the garden? And others, either in the weaving or didi form were the latest hairstyles in Nigeria then.
Hair decorating was a thing too and was done with beads; rubber attached to the hair was one of the Nigerian hairstyles done back then too. The men kept their hair full, afro, they called it.
All Types of Hairstyles In Nigeria
Hairstyles have evolved over the years with modifications made along the way. The upgrades have given the basic hairstyles in Nigeria sleeker look, making them rank as one of the latest hairstyles in Nigeria.
All types of hairstyles in Nigeria are built on braiding, fixing, threading, and more; as you will come to know as we go further.
Braiding or Braids
I can never forget braids or plaits cause they have always been daily sights for as long as i can remember.
Braided hairstyles have this African look and glamour they give and one of the pleasant things about them is how they are flexible in to different paths.
Let us take a tour round the Nigerian braids hairstyles gallery.
Most of the braid styles that are revered as one of the latest hairstyles in Nigeria features an extension to them, extensions like attachment or wool.
There are those who make these hairstyles with their natural hair but the glamorous look comes from the addition of extensions.
One of the latest braids in my area, this hairstyle has got the tradition of hair decorating as in the past; one of the features contributing to its beauty. It could be side or centred parting.
Braids come with fringe, braided bangs…
They could be either long or short, depends on your preference…with braids, you almost never go wrong…winks.
I would never forget this word; I never knew that was the term used for the hairstyle that made use of needle and thread for my hair that required making two hair rounds on my head: The plaiting and the main fixing.
I mean I thought needles and threads were for clothes…argh. And this was my reaction as I grew up but not any more…haha.
Seriously tho, whoever brought about the concept of hiding our hair with artificial hair? Protective hairstyles, they call them now.
Weavon styles have a seat on the table with latest hairstyles in Nigeria, as a hairstyle that did not start with the first Nigerian woman has a green card today.
Nigerian hairstyle weavon styles can be wavy, straight, long, short, medium short, etc.
And there is crotcheting…
Latest Hairstyles 2018 In Nigeria That Rocks Till Date
There are some hairstyles that do not ever go out of season, these seasoned hairstyles rock every single time.
Latest Nigerian Hair Style Braids
The African braids is always a fit for all, trust me. It is one of the Nigerian hairstyles with attachment as except you have very long and thick hair, this look is almost impossible to achieve.
Box braids, I love ‘em.
Coloured braids no dey waka go any day, any time, as long as there are still people with different colours of hair and different hues of dyes on the shelves.
You could do wool if you prefer and look just as good, a side cut with this hairstyle ain’t bad. Do not even try to negotiate or compromise, twisting is as old as the past, young as the present.
Latest Nigerian Hairstyles Fixing
More Latest Hair Style For Ladies In Nigeria
Faux locs emerged from the ‘kiko’ we know in Yoruba; better still let me call it threading but instead of using rubber or those butterfly threads, Brazilian wool is used
And there is goddess locs.
Dreads, some are natural and some, artificially natural but they are beautiful when well groomed.
Latest Ghana Weaving Hairstyles In Nigeria
Ghana weaving hairstyles do not go on vacation and is always admired when made properly.
It features corn rows, braiding, and sometimes twisting. Let us take a look at these set of Ghana weaving latest hairstyles in Nigerian.
Ghana weaving shuku, who is tired of them? I wonder.
Yea, part Ghana weaving and part braiding works fine too…
“All back”, an hairstyle from childhood days looking more sleek in this picture with the popular ‘rice and beans’ pattern; big lines and small lines.
Don’t we love Ghana weaving…
I love this zigzag patterned Ghana weaving…lit.
Nigerian Virgin Hairstyles
Natural hair has butted relaxed hair to some distance, it would seem like Nigerians are not negotiating their rich black heritage.
This part is just a sneak peak of our post on beautiful virgin hairstyles in Nigeria, there you’ll learn more about the origin of natural hair and more picture ideas
And boy, don’t we love it? Nigerian virgin hairstyles are beautiful as you can see.
While it takes care and patience to maintain hair of this nature with its different types of 4B, 4C, etc; the look at the end of the hair is a sight to behold.
Who called the natural kinky hair, ‘nappy’?…you wanna know, right? Story for another day, don’t worry.
You could style it up like in twists…whoa! I know right.
Nigerian Braids Hairstyles Gallery
Latest hairstyles in Nigeria are not exclusive to hair dos only but also include haircuts. Let us talk more hair.
I’m sure you remember ISILOMO, one of the Big Brother Naija housemates, she rocks this kind of haircut and she looks good.
You can check our post dedicated to latest Nigerian braiding hair styles.
Latest Hairstyles In Nigeria (Summary)
They say the hair is a woman’s glory but did you know that you can dress up all fancy in any of the Top native styles and still look appalling with a messed up exposed head?
The brain is located in the skull, the skin covers it and the hair is the beauty of the head for the woman, wearing the wrong hairdo or haircut gives a wrong look.
Still, wearing the latest hairstyles in Nigeria does not guarantee you all the knowledge, wealth, success, accomplishments in the world.
So as you look good on the outside, work on the inside too.
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