Many African women can attest to the fact that braids are low in maintenance yet so versatile in terms of styling options. Perhaps what makes braids the ideal African hairstyle is that it’s a protective style meaning that the lack of constant comb and exposure to heat and chemicals provide room for hair growth. With braids, your hair will remain untangled even when you swim or get rained on during a rainy day. Braids will always remain trendy and there so many styles to fit your preference and face shape. Whether you’re attending a formal or casual event, with the right African hairstyles inspiration you will look your best.