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Types of Yoruba hairstyles

Hairdressing is another form of body adornment practiced by Yoruba women.  Women plait their hair in different forms, such as bíba, dídì, or kíkó, and wear it in variety of styles, such as ṣùkú, pàtẹ́wọ́, kòlẹ́sẹ̀, ọlọ́gẹ̀dẹ̀, ìpàkọ́-ẹlẹ…

Different Yoruba hairstyles

Different Yoruba hairstyles  Among the Yorubas of southwestern Nigeria, the head (called ori) is given a very prominent position and particularly in the females, the hair is considered to be the crown of a woman’s beauty. Over the years, the culture…


DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IRUN KIKO, IRUN DIDI AND IRUN BIBA? IRUN KIKO: Hair knotting with thread (threading), usually black in color. IRUN DIDI: Normal hair plaiting, without thread. IRUN BIBA: Braiding. This is casual and just about anyone c…

Ajankolokolo Yoruba Hairstyle

Ajankolokolo (more recently known as tomato): This very unique hairstyle was made on hair that wasn’t long enough to braid.The hair was parted into small sections and wrapped at the base with thread

Panumọ Yoruba hairstyle

Panumo (Keep shut) This hairstyle is used in those days by women who has rivals or are in polygamous house and want to speak abusively to their enemies Vua their hair style.

Ojokopeti Yoruba Hairstyle

Ojokopeti (Rain is not beating the ears This is one of the hairstyle in those days.  They believe this hairstyle will prevent the rain from touching or beating the ear.  Yoruba people and culture

Patẹwọ Yoruba Hairstyle

Patewo Yoruba Hairstyle  This means clap.  This is one of the old days hairstyle where the hair is made to clap with one another

Agogo Yoruba hairstyle

Agogo hairstyle Agogo (cockscomb)- this style is made to imitate a cockscomb.  Women who wear this style signify that they are either married or are priestesses belonging to a cult (of Sango, Osun, Esu, Oya, etc.).

Panumọ Yoruba hairstyle

Panumo hairstyle Panumo (keep quiet)- the cornrows start from different points, the front/ top of the head and the back of the head, and meet at the center/ crown of the head (usually with a little opening).  The hair forms a ‘mouth,’ an…

Ipakọ Elede Yoruba hairstyle

Ipako- Elede hairstyle Ipako-Elede (back of a pig’s head)- is a style in which cornrows run from the rear of the head and end at the top of the head, close to the forehead.  This style is going extinct because many ladies do not like how…

Kolese Yoruba hairstyle

Kolese hairstyle in Yoruba Land  Kolese (without legs)- is a style in which cornrows run from the front/top of the headto the ends and at the back of the head, close to the neck.  This style was called ‘kolese’ because women in the preco…

Yoruba koroba hairstyle

koroba hairstyle in Yoruba Land Koroba (a calabash turned upside down): This style involves beautifully woven hair from the center of the scalp down to the front, rear and sides.  The tips are typically made into knots and designed with …

Yoruba Suku hairstyle

Suku hairstyle These are the hairstyle and fashion which our fore fathers and mothers do.  Suku- a style with either short or long knots.  Braids run from the forehead, sides, and back of the head to the head to the crown/ middle area of…

Eko Bridge Hairstyle

Eko Bridge’ is a treaded hairstyle made with rubber and a particular kind of thin thread.  One of the characteristics of the thread back then was that it shone like rubber. It was a popular hairstyle in the 60s and named after the Eko Br…

Old Yoruba Hairstyle And what they represent

old Yorùbá hairstyles and what they represent? Let’s me go first; Òrìṣàbùnmi hairstyle depicts royalty and the king palace. Adé Ọba hairstyle represents crowns. The hairstyle is mainly for king’s wives in Yorùbá land. Ìpakọ́ Ẹlẹ́dẹ̀  Ṣad…

Ìyàwò Ọ̀sìngín hair style and what it means

Ìyàwò Ọ̀sìngín hair style and what it means   Ìyàwò Ọ̀sìngín signify the happiness and joy of a newly wed bride and how people which includes her in laws and joy wishers surrounds her.

Moremi Hair style and what it means

Moremi Hair style and what it means     Mọremí Àjàṣorò hairstyle represents the bravery of queen Mọremí Àjàṣorò.  The woman whose remains immaculate in the history of the Yorùbá people.

Kojusoko Hairstyle and what it means

Kọjúsọ́kọ hairstyle meaning face your husband. This hairstyle is mainly for married women. It represents respect,high regard and admiration for their husbands. It’s important to note that there are two styles of Kọjúsọ́kọ.

ile IFe Art Hairstyle and Meaning

Ilé-Ifẹ̀ art hairstyle depict ifẹ̀ bronze and artifacts. Hairstyle is frame 1,the second frame is what the hairstyle represents.