There is no stressing enough that one of the hairstyles you must try out this year is Fulani braids. Having been in the spotlight for years thanks to the likes of Alicia Keys, these braids are back bigger, hotter and better than they ever have. They are exquisite, distinctive and have a rich history courtesy of the Fula people or Fulani or Ful?e, numbering between 20 and 25 million people in total. They are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa. 

What makes these popular braids a winner is the fact that they can be rocked come rain or sun shine. It does not matter because your hair is protected. For some inspiration head over to YouTube for some much needed tutorials to get these styles locked. And whether you are seven years old or 55, they are for everyone. Indulge!

Braided ponytail

This braided ponytail has Fulani inspired braids, wooden beads and gold accessories. To get the length and color use expression braids in color 1B.

Double braids

Double braids are a trendy update on the Fulani braids which we absolutely love because they possess some character.

 Braided bun

Braided buns look fun and flirty and can work on everyone. To stand out go for an ombre color and accessorize with beads for a totally Fulani inspired up do.

Fulani braids with afro

If you want your afro to feature all you have to do is braid the front and hold the open hair up. Remember it is not over until you pop some beads to the braids.

Fulani braids with open hair

If you’re not feeling the whole braids thing then do the top part and leave the rest out. You can choose to weave or crotchet the hair behind for a glam look.

Long Fulani braids with double buns

For something more fun and cute, go for double buns. The key here is to use the right length of braids that can be held up without weighing your hair down.

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