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The African DO

Amazing people and amazing hair

I have spoken a lot about the animals we saw in Africa...but I need to say that the people are just as amazing.

In fact, we found most Africans to be very helpful and nice to us. (Can't say this is true for the drivers, but that's another story).

I was not only struck by their politeness (even in Nairobi) but also their beauty. The women especially. They have developed quite an art form with how they braid their hair. I began to collect some pictures just to show you. In every case, the women gave me permission to take their photograph and seemed quite delighted that I so liked their do's. And, as you will see with the Masai people, the level of beaded decoration and earrings is quite elaborate. Like the sunsets, the pictures just explain themselves. Enjoy.

A well dressed and coiffed Masai

A well dressed and coiffed Masai

Masai ear adornment

Masai ear adornment


Differerent view

Differerent view


Need a haircut

Need a haircut


The shaved style

The shaved style


Looks like it hurts

Looks like it hurts

Masai men

Masai men

Good place for a haircut

Good place for a haircut

Pretty fancy

Pretty fancy

A silver Do

A silver Do

Lips match her dress

Lips match her dress

The lady at the gas pump

The lady at the gas pump

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Posted by pebergman 05:36 Archived in Kenya

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Wow, pretty amazing hair. But I think I am better off with my wash and wear do.

by Lynne H

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