Your Brief History of African Micro Braids:
African Braids are an old custom within Africa, originating from 3500 BC in Egypt.
It was a means of expression for females, and males to say what tribe they were from, their relationship status, and their hierarchy in society. In addition, it was a bonding opportunity between the females. Many traditions were passed down as conversations occurred while hair braiding was taking place. For example, the elders would do the younger children’s hair while the older children watched to learn the various designs and listen to wisdom.
African braids have become popular within the natural hair community. It is worn as a protective style to give your natural hair a break. Therefore, your hair avoids being over-manipulated that can by styling, or just playing in your hair. Thus, reducing breakage, single strand knots, and split ends which prevent length retention. In addition, if you are relaxed, it allows you to take a longer time to apply your relaxer which is damaging to your scalp and hair. You can wear it for a long time without needing a touch-up. As well as, the braids can offer you various styles that you not could have done with your natural or relaxed hair. There are various types of braids, for example, box and micro, which will be discussed.
See Specific Braids Pages here…
Box Braids – https://braidsandstyles.com/home/box-braids/
Cornrow Braids – https://braidsandstyles.com/cornrow-braids/
Crochet Braids – https://braidsandstyles.com/home/crochet-braids/
Micro Braids – https://braidsandstyles.com/home/micro-braids/
Twists Braids – https://braidsandstyles.com/home/twists-braids/
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