Ghana weaving hairstyles have been making the rounds in Nigeria. Ghana weaving is a technique created by Ghanaians that preserve the health of their natural hair by using synthetic hair with creative and unique styles.
The hairstyles are a win-win because they are stylish for any occasion and can frame any face shape, but they last longer, which will be very convenient for you if you are a busy Nigerian.
Ghana Weaving Hairstyles
Here we have listed the 15 most popular Ghana Weaving Hairstyles for women in Nigeria. Go through the styles to find out the suitable one for you!
1. All Back Braids
This Ghana weaving hairstyle is a simple and easy hairstyle to achieve. It is perfect for females with a chiseled jaw bone or a high cheek book. Depending on your preference, you will have three or more cornrows along with your hair. Your stylist may even cornrow the weave inside or outside.
If you want to add more flair to this hairstyle, you can lay your baby edges in a swoop or small “c” or “s” patterns. The hairstyle will last 3 – 4 weeks, depending on how you preserve it. Lastly, it requires little to no maintenance since your natural hair is protected.
2. 3D Braids
Next is the 3D braid. These braids have been trending because they are more stylish than regular 2d braids. However, 3d braids add more volume, texture, and thickness to the hairstyle.
In addition, this Ghana weaving style will be noticed by everyone due to the intricate designs because individuals will want to know how it’s done. To achieve these braids, you would need to use braids that are similar to your hair color and the texture so that it blends perfectly.
3. Zig Zag Braids
The above hairstyle is very creative and is setting the trend in Nigeria. First, part the hair into a zig-zag shape along the length of the braid. Then, cornrow the length of the hair along with the pattern. The zig-zags allow you to spice up your look and lay your baby hairs.
Ensure that you go to a professional to get the hairstyle done for a seamless look. Once you install the braids, all eyes will be on you because of the hairstyle. People may even ask where you did the braids because they want their hair to look like yours.
4. Marley Twists
Marley Twists are pretty popular amongst the hairstyles for Nigerian women. Anyone can wear it for work or special events. Marley twists depending on the color you choose, will blend with your black or dark brown natural hair perfectly.
The texture of Marley’s twists is very similar to that of your natural hair. In addition, the twists can be installed very long towards your buttocks or short towards your neck or chin length. Lastly, it is a versatile hairstyle, and you can style it anyway.
5. Cornrow with High Bun
This Ghana weaving hairstyle is perfect for Nigerian women who do not like their braids in their face, on their shoulder, or out at all. So, they can place it into a bun or a top knot. In addition, it gives a classy look that is perfect for special events such as weddings, dinners, work, and many more.
A bun is a universal hairstyle that can be practically worn to any occasion. Lastly, the buns help you preserve the hairstyle’s longevity because you will not manipulate the length of the braid, others, or the environment, which may cause it to frizz out.
If you like to wear bold hairstyles, this cornrow mohawk is perfect for you ladies. However, if you want to set trends or stand out differently in the crowd, you can try the braided mohawk. Unfortunately, it is pretty challenging to create at home by yourself, so you may need to go to a professional hairstylist.
This look may take hours to complete because the hair is designed to look and fall like a mohawk as opposed to other hairstyles where everything flows in one direction. As a result, it lacks versatility in terms of style in many different other types, but it will have you feeling confident.
7. Bulky Braids With Low Bun
Another simplistic and classy hairstyle for an elegant presence. You can have 3 or 5 cornrows in your hair, depending on what you like. In addition, the bun can be high, low or in the middle of your hair. The bulk braids add texture to the hairstyle. The hairstyle does not take a long time to achieve nor takes a long time to style. The above style is another summer look for Nigerian ladies.
8. Braided Cornrow Ponytail
Nigerians love the cornrow braided ponytail because it will have them looking gorgeous. Ponytails are a classic weaving hairstyle that is still popular amongst Nigerian women. The ponytail can fall to the left, right or back of your hair; it just all depends on preference.
For example, if the left side of your face is your best side, you can request from the stylist to let the ponytail fall or lay there. Lastly, you can add hair beads, charms or locks to the ponytail to accentuate the style.
9. Spiral Braids
Another creative hairstyle trending is Spiral braids. Once you wear this hairstyle, you will be in everyone’s field of vision because it’s unique. The technicality of the pattern can only be changed by a professional hairstyle so that it comes out neat and shapes your face well. This one is a magical summer hairstyle for Nigerian women.
10. Elevated Braids
Ghana weaving hairstyle always develops exciting and intricate shapes and designs on your hair. The weaving will make you look more youthful and accentuate your features. Although the hairstyle may look complex, it is effortless to achieve. It isn’t as detailed as many other cornrowed braided styles.
You can choose to add smaller cornrow braids between the elevated braids like in this picture. It shouldn’t take a long time to complete because there are fewer braids to do. Lastly, laying your baby edges in a “Swoop” pattern will add more flair to your look.
11. Side Braids
Another popular hairstyle amongst Nigerian ladies, especially if they have a round-ish face, is the side braids. The side braids are very elegant and classy. You can do it in various colors such as red like in the picture, black, brown, grey and many others.
They are perfect for school, work, special events, practically for every occasion. In addition, you can add hair jewelry or accessories to the length and end of the braids to add more flair to the look.
12. Micro Braids
Micro braids are making a comeback within the beauty community in Nigeria. It was prevalent in the early 20s when black R&B singers would be seen rocking hairstyles. Micro braids are another round face hairstyle, and you can style to frame your face structure and best features.
Although micro braids have been portrayed negatively as damaging, they are not once installed correctly, and your natural gaur is protected, specifically moisturized. In addition, micro braids offer much versatility because you can style your hair in a ponytail or bun, or cornrows.
13. Ghana Dual Effect Braids
If you want to elaborate your braids, you can style your hair in the weaving hairstyle of Ghana with dual effect braids. These braids are a trendsetting hairstyle that is highly fashionable.
You can specifically wear these braids on extravagant occasions such as fashion shows, family reunions, weddings, and many more.
All eyes will be on you, precisely your hair, because other Nigerian ladies will want to know how you achieve this hairstyle. Therefore, ensure to find a hairstylist that can style your hair this way perfectly.
14. Jumbo Twist Braids
Another exquisite hairstyle is perfect for any occasion such as weddings, parties, work, etc. The jumbo braids will have you feeling like a fierce Nigerian Queen. In addition, it should take less time to install than more small twists because the twists are bigger. Also, jumbo braids will protect your natural or relaxed hair for a long time, as the jumbo twists can last up to 4 to 6 weeks.
Lastly, the hairstyle offers much versatility. You can style it into a half-up, half-down, ponytails, buns, or let it all out. If you are a Nigerian woman who loves weaving hairstyles, you’ll fall in love.
15. Senegalese Twists
Senegalese Twists are also known as a type of rope twists. They offer versatility and chicness to your look. You can style it in different ways, such as half-up, half downs, buns, plaits, ponytails, and many other styles.
In addition, you can install twists to frame your face very well. So, when your stylist installs this Ghana weaving style, it should take less time than other traditional three-strand braids. In addition, the hairstyle can last you up to 6 weeks. And your natural hair is protected underneath.
All the ladies in Nigeria are wearing these Ghana weaving hairstyles. It is excellent for most occasions. In addition, it is convenient. Lastly, it adds flavor to their everyday look.