First, I want to show much appreciation for the beauty and style of the
black race. Among thinking about such themes, I decided to look
up books that talked about African hairstyles. I then found this
book called “African Hairstyles-Styles of Yesterday and Today.
This book discusses the hairstyles of Black Egyptians. It expressed
that ancient black Africans used beeswax to preserve their
braids and twists. Throughout the book you will also find that Black
Africans were cowrie shells and coins in their hair.
The women in the Bapoto area styled the men’s hair
in cone and mitre shapes. There’s even a presentation of
black people and their African tribes. “African Hairstyles-Styles of
Yesterday and Today” balances the Black African men and Black
African women hairstyles. You wanna see the many ways you can
do cornrows? Check out this book. You get that. You also get a
history of the African hairstyles.Some of the cornrows extend
into a bun, curve at an angle, and have red clay incorporated in it
and animal fat. These fancy African cornrowed hairstlyes have
some type of curls embodied within them. One particular
hairstyle show reminds me so much of the pyramids. Their
many hairstyles compliment their African facial features.
Some of their hairstyles even accompany beads.
I love this book with all my heart. It gives fine details.
Besides the fact that it puts on a display of African hairstyles,
it lists the process of threading. It shows that you can do
a billion more things with African hairstyles than just an
ordinary one. By the way, you’ll notice Caucasians
in this book sporting hairstyles that are originally made
by Black Africans. You might want to purchase or even
borrow this book. Ladies… Gentleman…You’re gonna love it.
Information on the book
Title- African Hairstyles : Styles of Yesterday and Today
Author- Esi Sagay Published by Heinemann in London
Ibadan, and Narobi Copyrighted 1983.