The portrait represents what might be styled a Dinka dandy, distinguished for unusually long hair.
By continual combing and stroking with hair-pins, the hair of the negro loses much of its close curliness. Such was the case here: the hair, six inches long, was trained up into points like tongues of flame, and these, standing stiffly up all round his head, gave the man a fiendish look, which was still further increased by its being dyed a foxy red.
This tint is the result of continual washing with cow-urine; a similar effect can be produced by the application for a fortnight of a mixture of dung and ashes.
Hair fashions 1834 England
Hairstyles for 1836
hair styles which were in vogue in 1832
different styles of hair-dressing fashionable in 1830-31
different modes of dressing the hair.in 1835
Hairstyles for 1837
bonnets, a turban, a cap, and various modes of dressing the hair. 1833