Why Native Men Wear Braids

Why Native Men Wear Braids

Posted By Paul G March 7th, 2016 Last Updated on: March 7th, 2016

CBC recently interviewed several Native men to find out why they wear braids.  Some it was a symbol of strength.  While for others it was a link to their culture.

See more of the responses in the video below.


Be sure to also read our article on caring for braids.

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5 thoughts on “Why Native Men Wear Braids

  1. Marcia says:

    I date a 66 year old Native American man who still wears his hair long and in braids. I want to help him to take care of his hair (condition, stop breakage, slow down hair loss), but am not sure what to tell him. Does wearing it in braids at night cause breakage? Should he not braid it all the time to keep it from breaking? How can he prevent hair loss? Just general suggestions? Any advise?

  2. richard courchene says:

    I remember as a kid wishing I could have long hair. I would have definitely wore braids. A part of my culture I will never get to experience.

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