We all know how time-consuming it is for women to get ready, and one of the significant hurdles that women have to go through besides good makeup, manicures, and pedicures is getting their hair done right. For women, that’s a big deal, to never be seen publicly with messy hair. Like the famous bible verse 1 Corinthians 11:15 says, and I quote, a woman’s beauty is in her hair,’ and we couldn’t agree less. However, because of race, not all female hair is the same. Some women have naturally straight hair, some have curly hair, and others have kinky or African hair. In this article, we’ll be talking specifically about the African braiding hairstyles. African hair is one of the most healthy, curly, and challenging to maintain. Because of its kinky nature, it doesn’t grow downward like the European or Asian hair, It grows upward like an afro or a plant because it’s alive and healthy.
TYPES OF AFRICAN HAIR STYLES
African hairstyle is one of the oldest forms of hairdos in the world. It predates back to the beginning of humanity when a hairstyle is a symbol of tribal association. Most African tribe has their unique identity, and the people of West Africa, such as Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, and Mali, take the cake for individual African braiding hairstyle.
The African tribe that started braiding hairstyles is unknown. However, history shows that the Himba people of Namibia up until this day still retain their cultural identity with their unique braiding hairstyle away from western civilization.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF AFRICAN BRAID HAIRSTYLES
Before we talk about the different types of braids, let’s define what a braid is. A braid is a complex structure or pattern formed by interlacing two or more strands of flexible material such as human hair together. Examples of such braids are cornrows, box braids, faux locs, knotless braids, bantu knots, kinky twist, passion twist, micro twist, jumbo box braids, feed-in-braids, etc. While braids may be stylish and beautiful, they have a few drawbacks. One of the drawbacks is thinning hairline or acute alopecia. Studies show that braiding on your natural hair over a long period causes a receding hairline, long-term alopecia, or permanent baldness. Alopecia is plaguing the black community like a virus, and study shows that 1 in 10 black women will suffer hair loss before they hit 30 years. If part of the beauty of a woman lies in their hair, then it’s safe to say losing your natural hair has to be confidence eroding and out-rightly depressing. That’s where the idea of braided wigs comes in.
Braided wigs are braided hairstyles plait on a lace wig material to mimic a natural hair braid. Braided wigs encourage the idea of changing your hairstyle within minutes without the headaches of going to the salon for long hours. Braided wigs allow black women to quickly switch from bad hair day to a stylish, trendy, and confident look. One of the pioneers of the braided wigs industry is Poshglad Braided Wigs.
Poshglad braided wigs was born from a shared desire to solve black women’s hair challenges from the Eurocentric beauty standard. The company said that nobody knows black women’s hair better than a black woman on their website. So as a black-owned braided wig company out of Lagos and Delaware, Poshglad Braided Wigs offers a wide variety of natural-looking human hair braided wigs such as cornrow braids, knotless braids, box braids, micro braids, spring twist, faux locs braids, twist braids, kinky twist, bob braids wigs, full lace braided wigs, HD full lace braided wigs, lace front braids wigs, closure lace braided wigs, and colored braided wigs.
Committed to restoring the confidence of black women struggling with thinning hairline, baldness, and long-term alopecia, the company says that they have the perfect braided wigs for everyone.
This is what their team has to say, and I quote, ‘ We sell the perfect braided wigs for any occasion, whether you are planning a big meeting in town, a wedding, party, a date, or just catching up with friends and family we have the perfect braided wigs for you. Customers have also shown their love for the brand by giving 5-star reviews – further attesting to the quality of their products. Below are pictures of some of their wigs
Wig Name: HD Knotless braids – Shade
Wig Name: Butterfly Locs Crochet Hair – Fatima
Wig Name: Cornrow Braids – Kylesister – Poshglad Braided Wigs
Wig Name: Micro Braid Wig
Wig Name: Knotless Braids – Shade
And as a gift to their customers, Poshglad Braided Wigs gives a lifetime discount of $20 OFF plus free worldwide shipping. All they have to do is use the discount code FREE$20 upon check out. They also offer $30 discount codes found only on their affiliate partners’ websites, such as www.wethrift.com.
You can find more information about Poshglad braided wigs on their Website, Instagram page (@poshglad_braidedwigs), and Facebook page. Below are their contact details.