Sharuba: Hairstyles for Ethiopian Travel

For the next two weeks, our family will be traveling in Ethiopia. We are visiting family, volunteering, swimming with hippos and climbing trees with the monkeys. You can imagine there are a lot of preparations… Including, of course, doing my twin 7 year olds’ hair!

One daughter wanted some traditional braids, (Sharuba in Amharic,) that she could take in and out of buns. The other daughter wanted something distinctly “not seen in Ethiopia,” so we did her favourite Mohawk style, with braids on top. I think they both turned out lovely, and showcase their respective preppy and punk styles!

For both styles, we used Honey Almond Braid Balm to keep their braids in good condition while traveling. And of course, we always wear a sleep cap on the plane!

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