Today teenage black braided hairstyles are a popular style amongst our young African American girls. What many of them don’t realize is that braids have a long history that can be traced back many years. This article will follow a bit of the history of braids in our African American culture.
In African history, braids were a way to express kinship, ethnicity, religion, and age. Many of these things have been lost in transition of slavery and our native homeland of Africa.
Styling has become a huge factor now. It’s all about the look and has nothing to do with kinship or religion.
From the 70’s to the 1980’s braids were not that popular as Afro’s and the Jheri Curl took over. It wasn’t until the mid 1990’s that things started to pick back up.
Things have been rocking ever since. Star athletes like “Iverson”, movie stars and rappers have pushed it all to another level.
Getting Back To Our Roots With Teenage Black Braided Hairstyles
Natural hairstyles have helped African American women and teenagers relate in many ways starting heavy in 2010. A real since of unity and sisterhood is back. Braids are one of the staple protective styles of choice for them too.
Today there are several products and hairstyles for African American women with natural hair. Many of the products can be used for braids. Far more than pre Y2K.
Peep out over 70 Braids hairstyles for every occasion you can think of.