The Fulani people are often regarded as the world largest nomadic group; there about 20 million people dispersed across West Africa.
They reside mostly in Nigeria, Mali, Cameroon, Niger, Guinea and Senegal.
In Nigeria, the Fulani are the most populous and politically influential, they speak Hausa, English, French and Arabic mostly. Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, is ethnic Fulani.
The Fulani were early adopters of Islam, they participated in holy wars or jihads in the 16th century, this established’ them as a dominant social and economic force in the Western parts of Africa.
The Fulani heritage is pastoral, organized primarily around nomadic herding of cattle, sheep and goats, though segments of the Fulani farm crops or live in urban areas.
Some of the Fulani have settled within communities they migrated to, while others are wholly nomadic. The nomadic types still largely practice core Fulani wedding practices and tradition. The bride wears a white cotton 2-piece attire with brightly-coloured accents; and lovely, colourful, beaded bangles, earrings, and headbands around her neatly-braided hair. She may even wear very large, gold jewellery and artsy headpieces.
Maintaining healthy nails that look fashionable doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Follow these tips and impress with your sexy, strong nails.
Keep Nails Trimmed
“The fashion trend is to have neat, more natural-looking, shorter nails and not the long talons of the past,” notes Kleinsmith. Trimming nails regularly helps you to maintain healthy nails and helps to avoid snagging or breaking. How frequently you trim will depend on how fast your nails grow. Use a fine file to smooth out the edges of your nails. As part of your manicures, you can also lightly buff the surface of your nails, especially if you tend to get ridges.
Clean With a Nail Brush
Many women risk infection with rigorous cleaning under the nails using long, pointy tools, both at home and during manicures. “Women themselves or the manicurist are trying so diligently to clean under the nail that they end up with a kind of a gap between the nail and the nail bed,” Kleinsmith explains. This kind of aggressive nail care is an open door to bacterial or fungal infections. Instead, scrub gently with an old-fashioned nail brush for healthy nails.
Wear Dish Gloves
Frequently immersing hands in hot, soapy water to wash dishes can weaken even strong nails, mostly because this process dries them out along with the rest of the skin on your hands. Protective nail care calls for wearing gloves to protect your hands while you scrub. Interestingly, notes Kleinsmith, swimmers who are usually immersed in cooler water do not seem to have the same kind of challenge to their strong nails.
Keep manicures simple to preserve healthy nails. “Save a few dollars,” says Kleinsmith. “Go in, get your nail polish removed, have them shape your nails — not real brutally — get a fresh coat, and be done with it.” Skip the acrylic nails, which ultimately could lead to more infections, and be aware that there is a small risk of skin cancer from the UV light that affixes solar nails. Wear sunscreen on your hands if you are going to be putting them under the light.
Take Infections Seriously
Smoothing ragged edges and wrapping a broken nail in an adhesive bandage are fine, but if you see signs of infection, check in with your doctor for the needed nail care. You’ll probably recognize the signs of a bacterial infection (redness, swelling, and pain), but you might miss the early signs of a nail fungal infection, such as puffy, red, irritated skin around the nail bed. Fungal infections could improve with an over-the-counter antifungal treatment, but they sometimes require prescription medications — for optimal nail care, get medical attention when healthy nails are at risk.