Fulani-inspired braids were all the rage this past summer. I may be a bit late to the parade, but I am here for them. According to Wikipedia, “The Fula people or Fulani or Fulɓe, numbering between 20 and 25 million people in total, are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa. ”
The way the Fulani people fashion their hair is unique:
Their long hair is put into five long braids that either hang or are sometimes looped on the sides. It is common for women and girls to have silver coins and amberattached to their braids. Some of these coins are very old and have been passed down in the family. The women often wear many bracelets on their wrists.
Below you’ll fine 15 modern images of Fulani-inspired styles.
Can I also say that I love how we breathe new life into these styles without forgetting to give credit where credit is due? We love you Mama Africa! And for more braided inspiration, check out this post HERE.