From Braids to Dreadlocks: Here Are 14 African Hairstyles to Make You Look Stylish

From Braids to Dreadlocks: Here Are 14 African Hairstyles to Make You Look Stylish

  • Valentine's Day is around the corner and there are many ways to glam up for that special day
  • From wearing the right dress to makeup, fashion lovers are making sure to put together the perfect look
  • In this article, has gathered fourteen Afrocentric hairstyles for the fashion baddie

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The season of love is upon us and helpless romantics are gearing up for the perfect celebration of love.

However, fashion girlies know that slaying on Valentine's Day is an important part of making beautiful memories.

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Photos of some braided styles for Valentine's Day. Credit: @txzthai, @oureinaa, @naomieve_, @honeyshay
Source: Instagram's fashion team has put together fourteen hairstyles to consider if you're big on African styles.

Check them out below:

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1. Bob length twist

If you're big on short hair and try to stay away from braids, this is a perfect look to go for.

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The neat and flat roots and the beautiful shoulder-length twists are easy to rock and wouldn't get in your way much.

2. High ponytail braids

This look is the perfect choice to opt for if you're looking for a style that'd bring out your face.

This weaving style will have you looking sophisticated and looks better when made in a long length. Make sure your makeup game is top-notch too!

4. Ghana weaving

This beautiful side-part weaving style is another look to consider if you want your facial features to stand out.

Unlike the previous one, this isn't as tiny in size and rather infuses some wavy hair at the back to give it a luscious look.

5. Fulani braids

This ever-green style is the one for bougie babes who don't like to try too hard.

The single cornrow braided forward or both sides of the face flatters one's look in a chic yet tribal way.

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6. Cornrows for blondie

If you have your hair coloured then opting for something in the same shade as your hair is a great idea.

This blond all-back cornrow is chic, classy and perfect for the daring babe!

7. Knotless braids

This is all the rave right now and it is not hard to see why!

The knotless braid leaves a clean look and if you use the curly hair attachment, it will give you a fabulous look.

8. Fringed braids

If you're big on making fashion statements with your hairstyles then this is the one for you.

This beaded fringed braided look is for the unapologetic Afrocentric baddie!

9. Boxed braid

The beautiful thing about boxed braids is that they have a long-staying power.

These wine-coloured braids are gorgeous and perfect for the theme of the season!

10. Basket braids

This is a powerful way to make a statement.

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The puffy ends, the circular style and the neat cornrows all come together to make the perfect crown for your head.

11. Faux dreadlocks

If you love goddess looks then go for these waist-length dreadlocks.

This is an attention-commanding hairstyle that will definitely have bae - and everybody else admiring you.

12. Curly dreadlocks

If you're a fan of long hairstyle then you should consider these goddess locs.

These are beautiful and easy to style as seen in the photo below.

12. Bantu knots

This is a playful yet stylish hairstyle to try.

The Bantu knots are a very powerful Afrocentric style with which to make a fashion statement.

13. Twist-outs

Ladies with a penchant for curly hair should definitely try this look.

The twist-out style is flirty, chic and stylish and depending on how you accessorize it, can make a fashion statement.

14. Chunky dreadlocks

For ladies who are fans of big hairstyles, this is a look for you.

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These chunky dreadlocks may seem bulky but with the right styling, you'd be killing it out there!

Step out for Valentine's Day celebration in any of these hairstyles and watch heads turn!

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It is the season of love, and while there are some fashion lovers who have got their Valentine's Day look perfectly curated, there are others who have no idea how to go about it.

Whether it's the dress, shoes, hair or makeup, there is a look just perfect for you.

In this article, highlights eight looks to draw inspiration.


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Kumashe Yaakugh Kumashe Yaakugh is a lifestyle journalist with over five years of working experience at She graduated from Benue State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication in 2013. In 2022, she received the award for' Excellence in Fashion Reporting'. Kumashe Yaakugh is the author of 'While She Slept'. Email:

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