The year 2017 really came with some interesting hair styles and the latest that has caught every young lady in the Sekondi Takoradi metropolis and as a matter of fact the whole country's attention is the Fulani Cornrow.
Going through various social media handles from Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and even on twitter, i realized that was the latest hair trend and ladies where rocking it really well.
After going throw so many photos I realized the season was all about Fulani braids.
Upon seeing some features of the Fulani Hairstyle which includes the incorporation of beads, cowrie shells and other hair jewelry, placing a center braid or roll down the middle of the head and a wrap braid around the periphery of the hairline as well as forward facing cornrows by the ears, I concluded it was satanic.
After a while I decided to read about it and was blown away with what I saw and the articles people have written about the Fulani Braids . Before my research I knew Alicia Keys had rocked it before and was even part of her brand.
Then with the help of Wikipedia, all fears were allayed. Now my turn to tell you more about this Fulani Braids
Fulani’s are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa, widely dispersed across the region and the new craze was one of the common traditional hairstyle for their women.
Many Fulani trace their beginnings back one thousand years to the Senegambia area. By the eighteenth century some had migrated as far east as the Niger and Benue Rivers (now in Nigeria). In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, some Fulani populations adopted the Islamic religion and initiated jihads (holy wars) in several parts of West Africa.
Today, one finds both nomadic, pastoral Fulani and settled Fulani. The pastoral Fulani (full-time cattle keepers) move about with their cattle for much of the year. In contrast, the settled Fulani live permanently in villages and cities. Although both groups share a common language and origin, they regard themselves as only distantly related.Fula's have a fascinating culture, and one vibrant feature of it is their intricate hairstyles.
As new and current as you might think this hairstyle is am sorry to tell you it existed way back. It took me an hour to get my Fulani braids beautifully done and all i needed were 2 packs of mesh and some plain rubber beads and i was good to go. Take a chill pill and join the frenzy. a