This post discusses popular hairstyles for women in Nairobi today. Some of the hairstyles mentioned in this post include: Abuja hairstyles, Mwongezo styles, Kenyan hair styles & braids by Eva Nairobi, Ghanian lines styles, the latest hairstyles for ladies in Kenya 2020/2021, and trending hairstyles in Kenya.
Latest Hairstyles for Ladies in Kenya 2020/2021: Mwongezo Styles
The word kuongeza means ‘to add’ in Swahili.
Mwongezo lines are, therefore, simply a Swahili-influenced term for pencil braids, i.e., braids that start small and get progressively thicker by adding more hair extensions to the plait.
Here are pictures of some mwongezo styles that can be done in Kenya.
Latest Hairstyles for Ladies in Kenya 2020/2021: Ghanian Lines Styles
What are Ghanaian lines? Ghanaian lines are a kind of cornrow style, made using Ghanaian Lines hair extensions by Darling, that starts small at the beginning of the cornrow and gets increasingly thicker as the cornrow progresses.
Many of the latest hairstyles for ladies in Kenya in 2020/2021 are Ghanian lines styles.
Looking to try out Ghanian lines? Here is a selection of some trending hairstyles in Kenya for you to try out today.
Latest Hairstyles for Ladies in Kenya 2020: Abuja Lines / Abuja Braids Styles / Abuja Hairstyles in Nairobi
Darling Long Abuja Color 2
Latest Hairstyles for Ladies in Kenya 2020: Plain Lines
Makeba Hairstyle in Kenya
Trending Hairstyles in Kenya 2021
Here are some of the hairstyles currently trending in Kenya.
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Kenyan Hair Styles & Braids by Eva Nairobi
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 chose to style my hair 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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Reasons to Braid Your Hair for Instance Into Abuja Lines / Abuja Braids Styles / Abuja Hairstyles in Nairobi / Mwongezo Styles in Kenya 2021
The beauty of braided hairstyles is something African women have known for ages.
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).
Braided Hairstyles Are Always Evolving (Popular Styles in 2021 Include Ghanian Lines, Abuja Lines/Abuja Braids Styles/Abuja Hairstyles in Nairobi & Mwongezo Styles in Kenya)
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 trending hairstyles in Kenya, for example, a hairstyle that is currently all the rage are Ghanian lines.
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At other times, the latest hairstyles for ladies in Kenya 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.
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.
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Latest Hairstyles for Ladies in Kenya 2020: Abuja Lines, Ghanian Lines, Mwongezo Styles in Kenya & More (Some of These May Be Kenyan Hair Styles & Braids by Eva Nairobi)
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