Types of braids and braids hairstyles in ghana ▷ yen.com.gh

Braids can suit all ages black hair ladies and men including the toddlers from the cornrows, goddess, to Ghana braids. Have in mind that if you go for the long braids, you will take longer hours to do them although you will enjoy styling your braids in different styles. If you go for the short braids, you will definitely take a short time to mend them as well as rock with that bob style. For a little princess, a simple and cool braid hairstyle will be the best for her to make her more comfortable. This is the reason why most mothers prefer short braids for their toddlers. Types of braids for black hair

The types of braid you decide to have on your head will determine your look in the next few days.


You can spice up your look with a unique metal ring, a beautiful flower, wooden beads, or a kerchief with either the African fabric or the polished cotton tunic. this article has compiled different types of braids for black hair. go through it and decide which one will best suit you. 1. Cornrow braids Ghana hairstyles

Most Ghanaians refer to the cornrow braids as invisible cornrows. There different types of cornrows from the thick, thin, long, short, but all in all it is you to choose if you want a dramatic or a natural look. Of course, most of the young girls will go for the dramatic look; as they want to look awesome as well as unique with more strands. Those girls who love bright colors hairstyles on your head, you have not been left out and you can go for the kanekalon colored braids like white, green, red, purple, yellow, or combination of the colors.

Pick 2-3 stitches, divide it into 3 small sections, and begin to make your first cornrow. Do you know how to cross the stitches? If no, begin by crossing you left side section over to your middle section keenly and strongly. Do the same to your right section; keenly and strongly crossing it to the middle section.

Which is the thinnest strand among the 3? Well, fold and take that thinnest strand around the back of your head and ensure that the looped part faces the hairline; the two tails hanging at the back of the head. Tuck the middle section into the loop the strand being in between the hair (real) and the scalp.

Do you have a pair of scissors? Well, you need one. Hold your pair of scissors correctly and point it parallel to the tip of your strand; ensure that tip is facing upward before you commerce on cutting it. Why do you have to make the strand thin? When the strand is thin, the braid will maintain its thickness.

You can tie the braid with either a clear or a black elastic and ensure you wrap it well around the braid end. You can tuck the left tail after wrapping it well for a few times under the elastic. Most ladies prefer the tying rather than heat sealing.

If your hair is lengthy, you can go for the natural hair braids or the long synthetic hair extensions. For the short hair girls you have no choice but do your Senegalese twists with the hair extensions, which is perfect because you can use either the long or the short one.

The hair extensions are either the yaki braiding hair (Toyokalon) or silky braiding hair (Kanekalon). If you want the long braids, then purchase 5-7 extensions. This is because they are fewer and the size of your twists will determine how many packages you will need. The short braids are a little bit more and therefore 4-5 packages are enough. In this case, let us use the Marley twists because of their good quality.

Open your first package and apply a cream oil on it to make it easier for you when separating the strands for braiding. Hold them tightly with one of your hands and use the other hand to separate it into based on your preferred size of the sections. Separated each of your separated sections into two halves and fold each to form a ‘U’ shape. Do the same to 4 of your extension packages and you will add more if they are required. You can even seek your friends help.

Senegalese twist braids can take you for 3-4 week and therefore you should make sure your hair is clean. Use a shampoo to wash it, apply conditioner (leave it about 15 seconds to take in the conditioner) so that you comb it smoothly, and dry it using a blow dry. Have in mind that you should not apply oil on your hair so that the twist braids can be tight, strong, and neat.

If you want go for the natural afro twist braids styles, separate your sub-section into 2 halves, coil them, and start twisting from the scalp tightly, slowly, and strongly. If your using the extension hair, take your ‘U’ shaped section and bend it well on your split sub-section, coil them, and start twisting. Continue with the twisting and seal it.

How do you do the twisting? Well, overlap once your right-hand section with your left-hand section, coil the strands, to the right, and bring the overlapped section under. Do that keenly once more and then twist the rest; make sure your tighten the strands well and if you do it correctly there will be no need to seal it immediately.

Now that you know how to do the twisting, we are sure you can continue and finish up the other split sub-sections. Right? Separate another section of 2.5 cm and do the same until you finish. Take short breaks because it is normal to feel exhausted for over-working your hands joints.

Once your done, you will need hot water to seal your twist braids. Heat water with either a heater or a saucepan until it boils. Deep the ends of the afro twist braids carefully for about 15 seconds. If you use short extensions, you can seek help from a friend. Take a towel and dry the twists ends.

Before you start to make the cornrows, keep in mind that your hair needs to be healthy and to be maintained. Wash it using shampoo, apply conditioner to make it healthy and leave it for around 5 minutes. By then you will notice that you will be able to comb your hair smoothly using a toothed comb. Right?

Part your hair carefully at the middle of your head to the bottom and use a clip to tie one of the halves. Start off with one of the halves and subdivide it into small equal sections having in mind that the cornrow are for the crotchet braids. Begin with your first section and split it the front hair into 3 strands. Overlap the left strand to the middle strand and the right hair to the middle strand. Continue with the braiding until you reach at the bottom of your cornrow. Continue with that trend until you finish up with all the sections on both halves. We know you are a little tired, take a short break, and continue with the next step.

Open your crotchet braids pack and pull a strand. It is best if you start crocheting from behind to the front. Do you have a crotchet latch hook? Well, you need it in this step. Push the hook from the left/right side of your cornrow braid; pull the crotchet latch hook to the other side right/left. Hook it with one strand of your crotchet braids and pull it.

For your crotchet braids not to unravel fast, you need to maintain them. Most ladies refer to this hairstyle as a winter style. This is because the crotchet braids protect your natural hair from getting dry as well as brittle. Here are tips on how to maintain your crotchet braids.

Types of braids for black hair will never lack even in the future and the interesting bit is that they give you that perfect look that you have always wanted. The kinky braids are standing out this year and we thought of sharing with you on how to make them.