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8 Latest Hairstyles in Kenya or The Beauty of Plaits & Braids

(Scroll down for 8 of the latest hairstyles in Kenya 2018 / trending hairstyles in Kenya 2018, followed by a selection of Ghanian lines in Nairobi styles.

Also, it seems that many of you come to this article looking for more information about ‘Kenyan hair styles & braids by Eva Nairobi‘. I believe that is a salon in Embakasi Pipeline but know very little else about it.

If you do, please tell me more about it in the comment section below, or send me an email at [email protected] I’d love to learn more about it! :-))

I recently changed my Facebook profile picture and got many comments from friends telling me how gorgeous I look.

I received their compliments graciously, but to tell you the truth, I half-expected them.

It’s not that I am vain or full of myself (at least I don’t think so); rather, I am just fully aware of how flattering plaited hairstyles are on me.

In fact, that’s why I had my hair styled that way.

I was going away on vacation with a special someone and wanted to make sure that I looked beautiful—all the time—with minimal fuss.

See for yourself!

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The beauty of braided hairstyles is something African women have known for ages.

Swahili women on the East African coast, like many other women across Africa, have been braiding their hair as a form of adornment since time immemorial.

Personally, I braid my hair for several reasons.

First, as I mentioned earlier, braided hairstyles are particularly flattering (not just on me but on most women).

Second, they are incredibly practical.

For the relatively short amount of time it takes to get my hair braided—anywhere from 1-17 hours depending on the hairstyle—I get hassle-free, beautiful, neat hair for the next 2 weeks to 3 months (again depending on the style).

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Swahili Girls of Zanzibar Braiding Hair into simple braids hairstyles
Swahili Zanzibari Girls Braiding Hair into Simple Plaits

Braided Hairstyles Are Always Evolving

Though braiding has existed for a long time, braided hairstyles are far from old-fashioned.

I’ve been braiding my hair for 30+ years and still, I always manage to find a new hairstyle to try.

When in Nairobi, I look forward to my bi-monthly visits to Kenyatta Market to try one of the many latest hairstyles in Kenya 2018 / trending hairstyles in Kenya 2018, for example, a hairstyle that is currently all the rage are Ghanian lines in Nairobi.

Sometimes, the latest hair styles in Kenya occur as a result of a braider’s ingenuity, when the braider arranges braids in an unusual pattern.

At other times, the latest hairstyles are a result of developments in hair, where new types of hair extensions result in novel hairstyles.


Whatever the case, the choice of braided hairstyles is almost endless, and there are hairstyles to suit all occasions, from the most mundane to the most glamorous.

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Minimizing Hair Damage

Some women are wary of braiding their hair because they say it leads to hair breakage and hair loss.

This may occur if hair is braided too tightly, if extensions are attached to too small an amount of hair, or if braids are kept in for too long.

Braiding in Process

Otherwise, when hair is braided by a skilled braider who knows not to braid too tightly nor attach hair extensions to too small amounts of hair (and braids are not kept in for longer than advised), then all should go well and braiding can, in fact, help grow hair by protecting it from the damage that results from everyday grooming.

All types of hair can be braided—not just African hair.

If you have never had your hair braided before, why not try this age-old African beauty secret? I think you just might like the results.

8 Latest Hairstyles in Kenya 2018 / Trending Hairstyles in Kenya 2018

Check out 8 of the latest hairstyles in Kenya 2018 and some of the trending hairstyles in Kenya 2018 found around the web. Some of these might be Kenyan hair styles & braids by Eva Nairobi.

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Latest hair styles in Kenya: Wavy cornrows


Latest hairstyles in kenya 2018: Bob braids with lines on the side

Trending Hairstyles in Kenya 2018: Ghanian Lines in Nairobi

What are Ghanaian lines? Ghanaian lines are a kind of cornrow style that starts small at the beginning of the cornrow and gets increasingly thicker as the cornrow progresses.

This look is usually achieved by the addition of hair extensions along the cornrow.

Many of the latest hairstyles in Kenya 2018 are Ghanian lines styles.

Looking to try out Ghanian lines in Nairobi? Here are a selection of some of the latest hairstyles in Kenya 2018 for you to try out today.

Some of these might be Kenyan hair styles & braids by Eva Nairobi.

Ghanaian Lines Updo
Ghanian lines in Nairobi: Small Ghanaian lines in an updo

Multi-colored Ghanian Lines
Ghanian Lines in Nairobi: multicolored Ghanaian lines

Mutli-thickness Ghanian lines in a ponytail

Trending hairstyles in kenya 2018: Ghanian Lines in Nairobi: Multicolored faux hawk
Ghanian Lines in Nairobi: Multicolored faux hawk

Ghanaian Lines Updo
Ghanian Lines in Nairobi: Ghanaian lines in the simple style known as Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

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Remember, if you have any more information about ‘Kenyan hair styles & braids by Eva Nairobi‘, please be sure to let me know in the comment section below.

As always, I look forward to hearing what you have to say!

Until the next time,

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13 thoughts on “8 Latest Hairstyles in Kenya or The Beauty of Plaits & Braids”

Hi Dodo,

Welcome to ChickAboutTown! I believe this is your first comment, right?

Earrings? As in the ones made of extensions? Those are pretty cool, no? Hehehehe…


Hi Africanagirl,

Welcome to ChickAboutTown!

I am glad you like my blog. I look forward to reading about some of your African travel adventures. Where do you plan to visit?


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