Photos Of Afar Tribe

Photos Of Afar Tribe Photos Of Afar Tribe

Whether you use serums, oil or gels, for most of us, lovely locks are an everyday essential. But for the Afar tribe who live along Ethiopia's northeastern border with Djibouti and Eritrea, the pursuit of a gorgeous 'do involves one very unusual ingredient.

Their distinctive 'asdago' afro hairstyle is created using butter, which lends their locks a slightly ashy appearance as well as protecting it from the sun and keeping it perfectly supple.

And it's not just asdago hairdos that benefit from a spot of butter: another look, the 'dayta', also relies on dairy as a means of keeping the elaborate curls, created using a stick, in place.

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