The styles and numbers of African American hairstyles are limitless. There is short hair, long hair, curly hair
, wavy hair, braided hair and the styles go on and on. But why are there so many?
The African American hairstyles are limitless. Majority of African Americans do not show their real hair. Women wear wigs
and hair pieces. You seldom will see an African American sporting their actually hair. Their hair is so course that they only get it washed once a week and sometimes if it is an important occasion.
Braids and weaves are the most popular among the African American culture. Weaving is process where other hair that matches the person's actual hair color is weaved or glued to their real hair. They can make their normal hair style go from 2 inches up to 10 inches in a matter of hours. Women, men and children will sit for hours just to get their hair done. It has been known that even the youngest of children a few months old will go through this process.
Braids are another popular style which can take multiple hours to do. Depending on the length of the hair already it can take up to 12 hours just to get all the braids done. Braiding is a style which any age or sex can get done. It uses the real hair or they glue other braids in with their real hair to make a more dramatic effect.
African American's have so many hairstyles that it is hard to list them all. African Americans hair gets a whole lot greasier and oilier than most white or Caucasian American's. They use cocoa butter and products that contain heave oils to make their hair appear greasy. They believe that washing their hair often causes it to break and get dry which makes it fall out.
The African American hairstyles are endless but the African Americans are famous for their hairstyles it's what makes them unique.