Before the familiarity of Nigerian virgin hair styles with almost everyone today, and way long before it came to be proudly flaunted again in this present age, it used to lurk in the shadows.
A beauty in all her splendor was broken so bad she not only hid herself but inflicted, harassed, abused her glory with different chemicals.
All these damages foundation were laid in the colonial and slavery time. Black history with scars, of slavery, that has not faded away.
The history of straighter, relaxed, or perm hair started from the slave quarters. History did not leave out the part where a texture exclusive to the Africa continent became of two continents, Africa-American, awon mixed breeds.
It was dated to have all began early 17th century, a century that started the almost extinction of virgin hairstyles.
So they sailed or flew in their boats, canoes, call it whatever you like; I couldn’t care less if they came in airplanes, Africa was their stop anyways.
Amazement was the word, when they saw the dark skin with their dark rich hair woven into some of what have been upgraded into modern natural hairstyles, generally called African virgin hairstyles.
The rich African culture was all out in all its hues, little did we know that the smiles generated from the knowledge of how we were to be used as animals.
We never suspected until the claws of captivity pierced Africa skin, the fangs of oppression tore off Africa’s hair in big chunks till none was left on the skull.
All in a bid to erase all we represented but as they say some things go way deeper than physical.
Disregard abandoned the baby growth and our hair was seen ugly, thought hopeless, talked down on, criticized, discriminated… Nappy hair, they would say.
Inferiority took a king size bed to the head and minds of the enslaved Africans and others and …such deep scars.
Embarrassment became a wrapper, the shame was becoming unbearable and the best way thought then was take the kinkiness out of the hair.
Hence, the entry of chemical application to the hair, hot comb, flat iron. All these were done to become accepted in the society.
Did you know that the first female millionaire, Madam C. J. Walker made her fortune from the sale of relaxer?
No more denial, the good fight has been won in some territories enough to proudly wear and flaunt the African heritage today.
So let us gather round and discuss Nigerian virgin hair styles. No one can tell cause no one will do nothing and we will lose nothing.
What Are Nigerian Virgin Hair Styles?
Nigerian virgin hair styles are either hair-do or hair cut of the hair, on the head of a Nigerian citizen, that has not been chemically altered.
Yes, chemically altered.
‘Black is beautiful’ so also other colors so even when you dye your natural hair; it does not make you less worthy of been part of a natural hair gang.
The chemicals used on hair breaks their hydrogen bonds, destroying the kinkiness in a one’s natural hair. Meanwhile, virgin hairstyles is one of the most beautiful hairstyles in Nigeria.
The Nigerian virgin hair styles feature short virgin hairstyles, natural virgin hairstyles, long and short natural hairstyles.
The cornrows, dreadlocks, twist locs, afros, and Bantu knots are not excluded from the list of Nigerian virgin hair styles.
Talk about fashionable outfits in Nigeria and you’ll agree with me that classy modern hairstyles add a great feel to the whole looks.
AFRO Natural Hair
If you have ever used the ‘power comb’ then let us talk, if you haven’t still come around. Let us take a brief history lesson.
When some Africans were taken to be slaves then, their hair was scrapped off to strip them of all they represented.
Since the hair follicles were not dead, the hair started growing even without hair growth cream or hair fertilizer.
Unfortunately there was no comb to groom the hair, talk less of shampoo, so the hair was matted and words like ‘nappy’, ‘ugly’ stuck to it; with both used interchangeably.
To cut the long story short, Africans decided to liberate themselves from this segregation and tried mimicking the approved beauty (straight hair).
Until some stood for Africa heritage and the ‘Afro’ was worn with pride in rebel to the shackles that held down and as a sign of power over the inferiority complexity instilled.
The hairstyle that started in the 1960s was described by Mr Lynch as ‘a symbol of rebellion, pride, and empowerment’.
Today, it is worn by babies, upcoming naturalists and even the full grown naturalists. This style that was boldly flaunted on the streets and disco halls in those days is one of Nigerian virgin hairstyles.
When talking locs, dreadlocks leads as one of the most distinguishing African hairstyle and don’t it looks good with extension or without?
Over 2000 years ago, ‘ja Taa’ was a popular hairstyle in Indian, it refereed to ‘twisted locks of hair’ but it would seem the Jamaicans adopted it permanently.
And so when you say dreads, you do lips that way and say ‘rastafarian’ and wear the country color as your knitted cap…lol.
All the same dreads na dreads, locs na locs. I just could not rule it out from the list of virgin hairstyles in Nigeria.
Also featuring on the list of Nigerian virgin hairstyles are the faux locs, box braids and others, although they also stroll on the list of Nigerian hairstyles with attachment.
Somewhere in the southern part of Africa, over 500 ethnic groups spoke a language called ‘bantu’ and so these groups were called BANTU.
Just as in Nigeria, where each ethnic group is named after the language they speak: Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa.
This hairstyle is also known as ‘Zulu knots’ as the Zulus are the authentic originators of this hairstyle.
It is also featured as one of Nigerian virgin hairstyles with its deep African roots.
The hairstyle involves sectioning your hair in small parts and twisting them in to small balls on the head.
This is look is traditional, natural, and edgy at the same time. It also qualify for long and short natural hairstyles..
Why Natural Hair Weaving Styles Are Super Cool
Weaving is older than I am. Yes, as a female I remember it on my head most of my life.
Weaving has survived many seasons including ancient times and civilization, and at every century it never left well except for when the shaving of heads happened.
We think it is super cool as it has an organized look on the head of its carrier, it’s resemblance to a cultivated farm with its rows earned its name, cornrows.
Weaving is not exclusive to Nigerian virgin hairstyles and following upgrade, we have the likes of Ghana braids or banana braids, also known as straight backs.
One thing about hair weave is its elegance especially when you slay in classy traditional wears, I’m sure you know what I mean; big time slaying.
How to Style Short Virgin Hair
So we see more voluminous hair in pictures or better still the person beside you has got longer hair and you think of how lucky, they can try different styles.
That line is stale…there are different ways to style short virgin hair, let me show you.
Virgin Nigerian Hair Weaving Styles Pictures
Didi Hairstyles For Natural Hair
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More Natural Hairstyles Pictures
The beauty of natural hair is its kinkiness and all gives room for different hairstyles… I mean who called it ‘nappy’ sef?
Take a look and tell me which of these Nigerian virgin hair styles grabs your attention most.
Nigerian Hairstyle Braids Pics
Here’s just a quick picture ideas for Nigerian braids
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Nigerian Virgin Hair Styles (Summary)
Hmm. Someone said ‘Hair is not just something to play with, it is something laden with messages, and it has the power to dictate how others treat you and in turn how you feel about yourself’.
How true is this?
Proudly African, proudly Nigerian; let us flaunt our Nigerian virgin hair styles boldly with no discrimination against those with relaxed hair because we understand what it feels like. Dance in to the spotlight.
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