Ladies are always on the hunt for ways to enhance their beauty, and hair plays a critical role in that endeavour. As finding the right barber can be a challenge for men, the quest for the perfect hairstyle can be just as difficult for women. To make the search easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top 20 hairstyles for Kenyan ladies, keeping you at the forefront of fashion and style.
A quick survey on the internet and you will realize that the Abuja lines hairstyle is the most popular among women. This Nigerian style has had a knack for Kenyan women thus making it to the top of this list.
This hairstyle features:
- Bold and eye-catching lines: These lines can be styled in different patterns, such as zig-zags, spirals, or even simple straight lines.
- High contrast: The lines are usually contrasted against a dark hair colour, which makes them stand out even more.
- Versatile: This hairstyle can be styled in a variety of different ways, making it suitable for a wide range of occasions, from casual outings to formal events.
- Low maintenance: Unlike other hairstyles that require a lot of styling and upkeep, the Abuja lines hairstyle is relatively low maintenance, making it a great choice for those who prefer a more low-key look.
While having long hair is a trend in this modern society, short hair can also work on you if you know how to compensate. You may decide to go full Wakanda style by shaving completely or Bob-style described shortly below. If you choose short hair, then you must make sure that you have invested in make-up and other accessories.
This timeless style involves braiding your hair into neat, small boxes for a low-maintenance look. Box braids are a popular hairstyle that originated in Africa and are made by braiding synthetic or human hair into small square-shaped braids. The braids are then attached to the wearer’s natural hair using a cornrow technique.
Features of box braids include:
- Versatility: Box braids can be styled in many different ways, from simple braids to more intricate styles.
- Durability: The braids are made of synthetic or human hair, which means that they can last for several weeks without unravelling.
- Protective Style: Box braids protect the wearer’s natural hair from heat damage and breakage, which makes them ideal for women who want to grow out their hair.
- Variety: Box braids come in a variety of colours and lengths, which makes it easy to find a style that suits your taste.
This traditional Kenyan hairstyle involves braiding your hair close to the scalp into straight rows. Cornrows have the advantage of helping your hair curl naturally without the need for chemicals. This saves you money and maintains your health.
Since cornrows are plaited on the scalp, they were formerly known as SCALP braids. This style is easy to maintain and generally lasts for at least one month.
Bantu knots are small, tight buns that are created by twisting sections of hair and knotting them in place. From the name, this style is of African descent but has still found its way into the modern African world.
These knots are usually considered protective as the ends of the hairs are usually tucked away thus shielding them from environmental factors that weaken hair. This style has been there for more than a century and is a vibe for those willing to talk to their stylist about it.
This bold, unique style is achieved by twisting and matting the hair into locks. This style of Jamaican descent has in the recent past spread from men and is quickly adopted by women. Currently, there are more women with dreadlocks than men.
One distinguishing trait about it is that you can last for up to 4 months without visiting your stylist. The locks are easy to manage and are quite affordable.
This style involves twisting two sections of hair together to create a spiral effect. There are hundreds of variations of this style. Examples include:
- Bob-Length Chunky Coiled Twists
- Swirling Feed-In Twisted Cornrows
- Side-Parted Neck-Length Twists
This protective style involves braiding synthetic hair onto your natural hair to create a look similar to dreadlocks. Faux locs have many variations you should understand before you go for hair service. Consider seeking a recommendation from your hairstylist.
This classic hairstyle involves pulling the hair up into a puff and securing it with a hair tie or hairpin.
This style involves braiding your hair in a crisscross pattern to create a sleek and sophisticated look.
Braided Mohawk: This style involves braiding the hair on the sides of the head into cornrows while leaving the top section styled in an Afro.
You can effortlessly enhance your look with Bandika line braids. They are designed to reflect your style and crafted for comfort. This popular Kenyan hairstyle saves time at the salon and minimizes damage from heat, chemicals, and pulling. Requiring minimal maintenance and being easily adaptable to any occasion, from formal to informal, a simple spray will keep you looking stunning all day long.
Weaves involve braiding your hair and then sewing synthetic hair onto the braids to create a longer, fuller look.
This style involves braiding your hair and then crocheting synthetic hair onto the braids to create a fuller look.
One of the main advantages of crochet styles is that they offer a convenient and time-saving solution for those who want a new look without spending hours in the salon. Installation is relatively quick and requires minimal maintenance, making it an ideal choice for those with busy schedules.
This style involves braiding your hair into cornrows and then pulling it back into a ponytail for a chic look.
This bold and daring style involves shaving the sides of your head while leaving the top section styled in an Afro.
Other styles to consider include:
- Braid Out
- Curly wigs
- Braided Buns.
- Senegalese twists
- Flat twists
This list of the top 20 hairstyles sums it up. This, however, does not mean that other styles not mentioned here are bad. More on that in a subsequent article.