The African continent has abundant sunshine almost all year round. The hot climate gives the indigenous people dark, shiny skin like silk, making their characters very optimistic and enthusiastic. The rhythm of the drums, simple and energetic dance steps, brilliant smiles, and hairstyles all express this enthusiasm.
African changeable hairstyle
Looking at the variety of African hairstyles, it is not as simple as we think. Black hair grows extremely slowly, so the sheep's head is their most common hairstyle, covering gender and age. Africans have all kinds of strange hairstyles, not entirely because of the pursuit of beauty but also a lot of attention. Different hairstyles represent their national attributes, traditional concepts, and even personal circumstances. Seeing all kinds of hairstyles, we have to wonder, how did those hairstyles get done?
The hairstyles show the national attributes, traditional concepts, and character characteristics of the people of African countries, and even people's different situations. So their hairstyles are not random. People can understand a woman's family status and social identity through her hairstyle and even her psychological situation at this stage.
For example, some hairstyles can only be worn by the bereaved, some are only suitable for newly married people, and some hairstyles mean the owner is eager to find his future life partner. If a woman shaved her head, usually a widow symbol, indicating that she had lost her husband. The Fulbe of Guinea, men and women, as long as their hair is fluffy, are telling people that they are in mourning. Konyak men in Guinea have a traditional belief that the rooster is the embodiment of special quality. Therefore, they often wear a high cockscomb hairstyle on the top of their shaved heads, proud and proud. In African countries such as Cameroon and Mali, bald hair is the hairstyle many bereaved people choose. Because, in their view, shaving all their hair means saying goodbye to all their loved ones who have passed away and immersing themselves in mourning for their loved ones.
Similarly, there is also a special hairstyle for her to give birth, a major event many women have to undergo. In the event of dystocia, mothers often ask the barber to shave the sideburns, leaving only a small amount of hair on the top of the head. In their view, doing so protects the newborn from evil spirits. And she has paid unimaginable hardships for the birth of her child if any mother has such a hairstyle.
A different kind of African barbershop
In every black country, there must be a lot of people on the street who are very curious about their hairstyles. The little girls here will tie their hair or braid them into small braids. The purpose is to make each hair tight and stimulate hair growth, like pulling the seedlings and helping them grow. And how are the braids on their heads made? Barbershops are everywhere in Africa, and some barbershops are opened specially for braids. They twist their hair into 80 small braids, which means "national unity." Most hairstyles are tied together from strands of small braids, which take a long time. Therefore, the hairdressing tools in general barber shops are not scissors but needles and threads, which can better handle braids. Because their hair is thick and numerous, it takes more than a few hours to make such a hairstyle.
It turns out that the braids of the local black people are real and fake. Some women have long hair, so they go to the barber shop and ask the hair stylist to weave it. For those with short hair, add wigs to the braiding process. For many African women, having their hair in a shredded braid signifies their noble ancestry and status as a royal family. For African women who love beauty, a haircut has many meanings. It is not only a beautiful art for eye-catching but also a way of expressing oneself, a symbol that can replace language to convey information.
The hairstyle can change a person's external image and enhance a person's temperament. Find a skilled hairstylist who can make you ten years younger. Due to certain changes in general aesthetics, this is also a big challenge for hairstylists because they have to meet the diverse needs of customers.
Wigs make up for the lack of African hair.
Many black African women have also begun to admire colorful new hairstyles inspired by European and American fashion trends. And in the wigs made, there are also various colors. Since the traditional hairstyles of African women are short, many African women are now wearing wigs for aesthetic reasons, which has also led to the prevalence of the wig industry in the local market.
Most Africans have short hair. Men's hair length is generally no more than 3-5 cm in length, and women's are almost the same. As long as we all see pure blacks with long hair, nine out of ten are wigs. African men's haircut is even more special, and they will directly use the flame to cut their hair. Of course, the barber must thoroughly study to operate this way. Otherwise, if the guest burns, it will not be worth the loss. Almost all hair salons in Africa are similar. Here in the world of women, it is difficult to see several men cutting their hair even when you walk into a hair salon.
Therefore, it is very good to do hairdressing business in black countries. So it's very good to have a hairdressing business in a black country. As long as they have money, they will be willing to spend money on their hair and wear wigs that are changed often. There are also many Nigerians who don't have hair, and they buy wigs directly or sticky hairpieces. They put a wooden comb into a black jar, pick out something that looks like glue, and then put it on and put the long-prepared wigs. The wigs are glued to the women's heads so they can change their hairstyle daily. Many black women choose hair extensions. Even if they spend more money, they don't care because beauty is the nature of girls and shows their personality.
The hairdressing industry in Africa does not need to pay taxes, and women are becoming more and more beautiful, which has led to a sharp increase in the number of hairdressers in Africa. Black barbershops are still a good business, they take at least a few hours to braid a hair, and barbershops sell all kinds of wigs. Many Africans are very concerned about hairstyles. Even the toddlers and their mothers will take him to do special hairstyles. Generally, African girls spend more time and money on their hair, but it is no wonder because women's Children are more beautiful. In their eyes, hairstyles can express their image. The weirder the hairstyle, the more confident they are.
Africans believe that hair can hide beauty or ugliness, happiness, sadness, humility and vanity, power and humility. That hair contains the energy of life and the situation of death. In Africa, hairstyle is very particular, indicating a person's social status and religious beliefs. It can say that the different forms and styles of African hairstyle are the crystallization of their wisdom and represent their aesthetic taste.