Hair History Lesson: 9 People Who Taught Me About The Depth Of Hair In Kenya

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Photo Credit: Marsha B.

Photo Credit: Marsha B.

Melon Wambui was dining with a friend when I approached her about her hair. I was obsessed with her elaborate braided crown that framed her face. I loved this style so much that I am most likely going to make it my next hairstyle. So much detail went into a simple braided updo. Melon’s hair was one of the many beautiful, braided styles I spotted during my visit. On my second night in Kenya, I went to a club where practically all of the men and women looked like they were straight off the pages of a hair magazine.

Melon’s updo featured 4 braids that layered each other on her forehead. The rest of her hair was braided up into a ponytail, with one centipede braid on each side of her head. She accessorized her long braids with silver and gold jeweled cuffs.

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