Staili za nywele = Hair Styles!

There is no wider variety of hair styles in any communities as you would find in an African community. Basic reason being the kind of hair that Africans are born with lends itself to multiple designs and styles without too much of texture modification or permanent damage. In Swahili we call our hair 'Nywele za koto' 'nywele' = hair, 'za' = of, 'koto' is a word probably derived from English to mean 'Cotton'. I think the during the age of colonialism British used to call our hair 'cotton hair' and so the word was taken and freely used in Swahili. {The real word for cotton in Swahili is 'Pamba'.}

Here in you will find different kinds of hair styles that one can do with African  or mixed culture hair.

Luaryn Hill - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Upsweep - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Jetta - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Twisty Spirals - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999
Rasta Chafu Minyoosho 
na kali
Mitoyote huishia
 baharini
Kalikiti chafu
Good Growth! - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Pretty Plaits - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Cute Combo - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Transition - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999
Mapambo
/Rasta Chafu
Mikia ya pweza Nusu kawa Kalikali
Kanekalon - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Brandy - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Modern Edge - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Twisty Spirals - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999
Sina Jina
 /mke wa firauni
Mizongorosho 
/ Rasta Safi
Kinda limaji Minyoosho 
na kalikiti
Tyra - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Angela Bassett - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Highlited Locs - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Brandy - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999
Minyoosho 
/ Twende kilioni
 /Shikamoo bibi
Rasta Safi. Rangi mbili 
/Rasta Chafu
Rasta Safi
Sexy Curls - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Jetta - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Lush Locs - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Loc Spirals - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999
Amka twende
/ Kalikiti
Mito yote 
huishia baharini
Ushungi 
/Rasta Chafu
Mizongorosho
 /Rasta Chafu
Queen Latifah - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Straw Set Coils - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Nate - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999 Ringlet Reign - Sophosticate's Black Hairstyles & Care Guide Sept/Oct 1999
Zapasi /
Kitana Chamoto
Rolaz Ndogo Vitunguu Upepo kisogoni
 / Kalikiti
.

Dear brothers and sisters, if you happen to get any information or images about hair styles that are not here please send them to me so that we could share them with the world.

My email address is webmaster@kulmansam.com

Credit for this work goes to  'Fall 1999 Update' of

Sophisticate's

BLACK HAIR

Styles and Care Guide
TM

Magazine Print - K46845 Sept./Oct. 1999

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