Nigerian photographer J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere dedicated much of his career to documenting hair styles in Nigeria after the country’s emancipation from Britain in 1960. We came across these gorgeous photos from his portfolio and had to share.
We love the gathering of this African threading.
Cornrows that defy gravity.
We love this cone bun.
Soft wave effect with African threading.
This elaborate updo looks surprisingly modern.
Loose African threading.
This is one of Ojeikere’s most popular photos, called ‘Tall House’.
We love the large beads at the end of the braids.
This African threading and updo combo is intriguing.
This look is incredibly sculptural.
A headful of poofs.
An interesting take on box braids.
This braid style has a classic 60s look.
We love these horizontal cornrows.
Amazing diversity of looks! Ladies, which is your favorite?