In ancient times, Black women used to braid their hair in tight cornrows, which served both as elaborate adornment and practical convenience. The cornrows, a term derived from the visual resemblance of a field of oats, were often worn in the form of buns. Today, they are still worn as a style that complements the natural beauty of the African head of the hair.
Many black women opt for afros when they want to look chic and fashionable. Afros are defined as small buns with the natural hair left in its natural state. The braids are the most common form of braided hair, as they protect the hair and give a cool look. The most common type of afro is the bob. These styles are suitable for any type of hair, including short, medium, and long hair.