4 February 2014

The Beauty Inspiration: Himba Women

I'm currently in love with the beautiful women of the Himba Tribe from Namibia, a mostly semi nomadic tribe. Himba woman are known for their beautiful clay hair that resembles locs, the clay is used for hair and body to protect from the harsh sun, not only does it protect but it gives a beautiful glow. The Himba people seem to almost glow from with in (in fact I'm certain they do!)

The clay is called Otjize and is a mixture of butter fat, Ochre and ash. Otjize is often perfumed with the aromatic resin of the Omuzumba shrub. Some say the clay is what helps the Himba tribes hair grow, In natural girl language the Himba tribe have been doing the ultimate protective style for many many years!

I have read in a few places that the Himba women spend lots of time beautifying themselves which makes me love them even more, they have a rich and vibrant culture and they are totally my beauty inspirations! 

Now all I need is the recipe for Otjize clay .......


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