Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

African hair styles

It is amazing what they can do with their hair here! I

have mostly to do with the children and I have respect for the saloon ladies who can make such a beautiful creations out of the short curly hair. They put "extensions" in, for the children they braid wool in the with the hair and so they "extend" the hair!
This is how it starts, they have to comb their hair and that is painful, after that they can do many different styles.... 

The hair stays in for 2-3 months then they untie the hair and wash it very good, mostly they leave it "unbraid" for some time so the hair can also rest from the tight braiding. Sometimes the combing is too painful, so they decide to shave it.......

Then they let it grow again and the cycle continues with different styles, with or without beads.



  1. I think it is entirely up to the individual, some women look great with short hair, and some look great with long hair, regardless of what age they may be. I would just mention that some comments refer to celebrities with long hair looking great, but it does need to be remembered that most of these long haired celebrities will have the help of top hair stylists, and also hair extensions, in order to maintain their 'luscious locks'.