African hair braiding is an old form of art that is a part of Africa’s tribal customs. It actually originates way back in 3500 BC in Egypt. Every region and tribe in Africa have its own distinct style of hair braiding. During ancient times, it is used as a way of identifying the tribe’s members. It can also be a symbol for their age group, social status, marital status, religion, power, wealth, and community. There are some hair treatments and intricate patterns that are intended for certain ceremonial events such as rites of passage, weddings, social ceremonies, and others. Aside from its deep cultural significance, it can also be a fashion statement.