9 of the best ghana weaving styles you should try

Ghana braids is one of the most popular way of weaving hair in not only in Nigeria but in every black community the world all over. Also called Banana cornrows, this type of weaving is usually done by creating cornrows and adding more synthetic hair to create bigger braid. This style will always be in trends as it is an option favoured by many especially naturalistas as this serve as a protective style.

Ghana weaving dates as far back as 500 B.C. in Africa. It was originally created to give honor to social status, religion, age, and ethnicity. During that period, Ghana braiding style can be observed in Hieroglyphs and sculptures. It can be seen at the back of the head of a sphinx. This style managed to survive through the Middle Passage until the Western civilization. Some slaves create curvier and more complicated designs to show their defiance and protest when their masters want to straighten their hair. At the time that they were caught and sold, they decide to shave their heads.

Now, a lot of women from various ethnic groups all around the world wear Ghana braids more than ever. It looks great on women of all ages. You can also adorn it with beads or flowers.

From Beyonce to Tiwa Savage and all the fashionistas on Instagram, scroll down to see some super neat and chic Ghana weaving styles to make you stand out.

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