Of course, if you have curly hair, Ghana braids are the best way to protect your precious hair. They are also known as Bananas Cornrows and, believe it or not, they date back to 500 BC. In fact, Ghana braids can be easily seen in sculptures and hieroglyphics as well as on a sphinx.
Originally thought to honor women’s social status, ethnicity, age, religion and race, Ghana braids are a hairstyle that has survived the millennia. If you are considering wearing that great style and honoring our ancestors, then keep scrolling because we have 30 ideas that will surely inspire you.
1. Simple and decorated Ghana braids
If you are new to this game, then the first Ghana braids you should try are, of course, the classic ones. However, to keep things sharp, you can decorate them with a few simple hair ties.
2. The comb over
Here is another way to rock classic Ghana braids. Instead of braiding your hair from the forehead to the back of the head, you can always start on one side of the head and braid diagonally.
3. Bohemian braids
If you have thinning hair, you can use Ghana braids to protect it. In addition, you can also decorate them to create the illusion of voluminous hair. Go for golden ornaments, as well as some blonde peekaboos on chocolate hairs.
4. Bejeweled braids
Add a touch of luxury to your Ghana pigtails with some simple adornments. It will make you look classic and cool at the same time. Ghana braids rock!
5. Zigzag braids
Divide your hair into strands of different thickness. The thicker ones are straight to braid from front to back, while the thinner ones can be zig-zag patterned. The effect is impressive.
6. Golden braids
There is nothing that says luxury more than Golden Ghana Braids. You can achieve this effect by destroying your hair before you braid it, or by using some golden strands or hairpieces that go over your natural hair.
7. Black and white braids
It looks easy enough to pull, and that’s it, but it’s also an incredibly spectacular hairstyle. Split your hair into three or four large strands, start with some cornrows at skin level and add white or platinum-blonde strands.
8. Black and purple braids
Since most Ghana braids are made with extensions for extra caliper, you can use that in your favor and upgrade things a bit. For example, you can also go Ombre on your hair. This beautiful lady has black and bright purple Ghana braids.
9. Black and Red Ghana braids
To copy this look, you need to divide your hair into five big strands. Braid them with red or scarlet extensions over your naturally dark hair. Then plait four thin braids between the big ones in the tiny space of your braids.
10. Blonde Ghana braids
This type of weave combines blonde extensions on dark hair and the comb over. The result is spectacular, looks like sunshine in the early morning. Talk about style!
11. Fiery red Ghana braids
Capture Rihanna and her legions of followers by putting on these incredibly fiery Ghana braids. It takes a lady with a real advantage to wear these beauties, but we know you have it in you, so leave it!
12. Mini and Maxi Ghana braids
This one is a version of the above style, where you have devoured big and small Ghana braids together. The only difference is that you need to mesh three instead of a mini pigtail.
13. Mermaid Ghana braids
One way you can protect your hair while still following the latest trends is to combine Ghana braids with mermaid hair. All you need are the right extensions and you can get started.
14. Back to the 90s
Everyone knows that 2018 was the year when the 90s made a big comeback. Embrace this style by wearing Zig-Zag Ghana braids, combined with a denim jacket and large gold earrings.
15. Ghana braids in a roll
Ghana braids can also be elegant if you have to go to a special occasion or why not your wedding. Tie it neatly into a low chignon at the back of the head and use a small diamond ornament for a touch of class.
16. Goddess Golden Ghana braids
They have golden Ghana braids and then you have goddess golden Ghana braids. They will complement your skin and highlight your eyes as well as your cheekbones. Oversized jewelry is a must in this case.
17. Curvy braids
If you are curvy and you like it, raise your hand. If your Ghana braids are curvy and you like, raise both hands! This type of weaving is a true architectural work of art that you wear on your head every day.
18. Multicolored braids
What does the preparation for the summer mean? Ready for the music festivals of course. You can start your preparations with your hair. Use multiple colored extensions to make it look like you have a rainbow in your hair.
19. The Faux Mohawk Ghana braids
This is such a versatile hairstyle that you can even turn it into a faux Mohawk if you want. Use a handful of hairpins and hairspray to hold everything in place and make sure you get the shape you want.
20. Milk chocolate braids
Another color you can choose when you think about your extensions is milk chocolate. You do not have to dye your natural hair because this stunning brown shade complements it perfectly.
21. Roman style
Combine Ghana braids with the ancient Roman style to get a very interesting hairstyle. All you have to do is choose the right golden embellishment. If you can find something with laurel leaves, that’s even better.
22. Mix it
This hairstyle brings together almost everything that we showed up in other ideas. They have both thick and thin braids, multicolored extensions for extra jazz and golden embellishments.
23. Purple braids
Here are some oversized Ghana braids, built with large series of plum purple extensions. A great thing is the gold statement earrings, which give the whole look a little luxury.
24. Black and blue braids
If you are in the mood for a small change to your hair, but you do not want to go overboard, one thing you can do is. Braid your Ghana with colorful thin extensions. An example is this pretty blue.
25. Metallic silver braids
If you want to look like a heroine from a sci-fi movie, this is definitely the style for you. These amazing cornrows have braids from left to right and front to back. Apart from that, the hanging braids were braided with silver extensions.
26. Stars and Ghana braids
What a wonderful idea for a special holiday like the 4 th of July. Celebrate America’s special day with a unique hairstyle. Wearing stars in your hair has now taken on a whole new meaning!
27. Scarlet pigtails
These wine-colored braids have an amazing way to wrap themselves on the head. To get a nice shine and protect your curls, use hair care products or some coconut or olive oil.
28. The creative vibe
If you want, you can always give your hairdresser a free hand to do what he thinks is right. We’re betting that as soon as his creative juices flow, the result will be a spectacular one.
29. Complex braids
Although it’s more of a protective style than anything else, Ghana braids do not have to be boring or overly simple. You can play with length, size and thickness until you get the result you want.
30. Ghana braids for children
We saved the sweetest of them all in the end. Ghana braids are a great way to give your little girl a cool haircut and to protect her precious curls. Do not forget to ask her what kind of Ghana braids and embellishments she wants!