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World culture: the Mbalantu women of Africa and their floor length natural hair tradition

Near the Southern tips of Angola, reside the Mbalantu tribes of Namibia. Mbalantu women are known for their headdresses. At the age of twelve, young girls in Mbalantu tribes begin preparing their hair for the headdress. They cover their hair with a thick layer of finely ground tree bark of the omutyuula tree.

  3 months ago ago
World culture: the Mbalantu women of Africa and their floor length natural hair tradition

FASHION-BEAUTY

Meet The African Tribe With Incredibly Long Hair That Touched The Ground And How They Grow It.

Meet the Mbalantu women, Africa’s real-life Rapunzels who had incredibly long hairs that touched the ground The Mbalantu women of Namibia were in the 1900s well-known for their incredibly long, braided hair. It is said that the length of the hair was so important to these women to the extent that some of them had to buy hair from other women to attach to their own. As girls pass through various stages of life, the Mbalantu organized ceremonies in which the hair of the girls is given particular treatments

  1 year ago ago
Meet The African Tribe With Incredibly Long Hair That Touched The Ground And How They Grow It.

FASHION-BEAUTY

Meet The Mbalatu Women Of Southern Angola And Northern Namibia With The Longest Braided Hair

Meet The Mbalatu Women Of Southern Angola And Northern Namibia With The Incredibly Long Braided Hair Which Reaches the Floor Among this people, once a female gender is twelve years , the girl's hair Undergoes a special treatment to drastically speed of her hair growth. This has to do with their belief that the hair of a woman is her pride and beauty. Firstly, they coat their hair in a thick paste made from the finely ground tree bark of the Omutyuula tree mixed with fat.  A few years later, this paste is loosened

  1 year ago ago
Meet The Mbalatu Women Of Southern Angola And Northern Namibia With The Longest Braided Hair