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Black Panther Inspired Hairstyles

If you haven’t watched Black Panther yet, we suggest you do it soon because the following creative hairstyles shared by Darling Hair are inspired by some of the Wakanda hairdos.

Half-Moon Braids

These funky Half- Moon braids are inspired by Shuri, a princess of the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda from the movie, Black Panther. This hairstyle can be achieved using Darlings One Million Ombre Braids.

1. Wash and condition the hair to prepare it for braiding.
2. Use a light after care conditioning product to give your hair some moisture.
3. Now start braiding the hair into micro medium braids from the nape.
4. Continue braiding until the entire head is covered.

5.Now move on to styling the braids starting by a ponytail at the crown. Make sure you leave a few braids at the nape.
6. Work on the braids at the crown, section then into about five parts and braid the sections individually.
7. After you have braided all the sections just roll them around and pin each section to create a bun leaving one section hanging.
8. Take the last section from one side to the other and pin it to create a crown effect.
9.You can leave the braids at the back as they are or create a fish tale.

Bantu Knots

This chic protective style is a 90s look making a hardcore fashion comeback—it’s certainly making waves after being featured on Black Panther! The style was inspired by Nakia the love interest of the king from the movie. This hairstyle can be achieved using Darling’s Vibrations

1. Wash and deep condition the hair to prepare it for braiding.
2. Apply a leave in conditioner and then dry the hair.
3. Use a light conditioning after care product and then start braiding the hair.
4. Braid thin lines from the front to the back, making sure the back is properly secured.
5. Cut the Darling Vibrations in half and start to crochet small portions from the back and work your way to the front.

6. When the entire head has been covered, you can begin to start styling the hair into knots.
7. Start taking sections of the hair, twist them to the right and then wrap them around to create the knots.
8. Continue until the whole head is covered making sure the knots are even.
9. Once the process has been completed, use your hands to shape knots that are uneven so that you have your perfect Bantu Knots

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Hlulani Masingi, also known as Hlulz; is a young, vibrant and witty black South African Tsonga woman with a solid education and seven years media experience. She graduated at the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelors Degree in Media Studies and English Literature and Honours Degree in Media Studies and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in African Languages and Linguistics in the Media at the same institution.

Born in Johannesburg and raised at ka-Mhinga, an underpriviledged village in Limpopo, Hlulani is a determined individual and regardless of her impoverished background, she has a variety of interests that include PR, Communications, Marketing and Events, her passion is Creative Writing. She has always had a strong thirst for knowledge and could already write the word ‘mother’ in her home language at the age of four. She started her first year of varsity at the age of 16. After working as an Online Editor from 2014 until 2017, Hlulani Masingi founded Shangazine – an online title focused on celebrating Xitsonga people’s traditional and contemporary lifestyle.

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