Braids are an integral part of Black culture, yet African plaits continue to be misappropriated hairstyle — a la boxer braids and more recently Bo Derick Braids.
Appropriation has long been an issue and credit for our influence on today’s beauty trends is not always acknowledged. To this point, it’s critical to pay homage to our roots and we’ve rounded up a few Instagram accounts that do just that.
Here’s a list of the best IG accounts to follow for African hair braiding inspiration. Keep scrolling to see who made the cut!Best Box Braids
Kersti is one our favorite hair chameleons to follow for fierce styling inspiration. We’re pretty sure she’s tried every hairstyle imaginable, so if you’re looking for something fresh then consider her muse.