Ghana Weaving can also be called cornrows. The name of this hair style originated from the country of Ghana. Ghana is located on the Western part of Africa. Ghana weaving is a traditional African hair grooming in which the hair is braided very close to the scalp, using an underhand, upward motion to produce a counties raised row you are gradually adding hair to each row by decreasing or increasing the amount of hair being used.
Depending on th region of the world, this hairstyle has carries a different name. As for Nigerians is it called “Ghana Weaving”. Although “cornrows” are typically worn my men or women, “Ghana weaving” is only worn by women.
This tradition of female styling has remained popular throughout Africa, primarily North Africa, and West Africa. Personally I enjoy the fact that this particular hairstyle carries to much history and meaning. The Ghana weaving process covers a wide social meanings in religion, age. status, ethnicity and other attributes to identity can be expressed in the is hairstyle.
It took her about 5 to 6 hours to complete this hair style. The lady who did my hair was named Ola and she had just erectly made the journey to the States, so I automatically knew I was getting the REAl thing Lol She was so kind and took her time to from being to end. The length is about 22 inches with purple ombre tips. Half of my head is Ghana Woven and the other is medium sized individual braids.
I totally recommend this hair style as a protective style for the summer. It has a very polished feel to it and has an detailed quality to it. The process reminds me of traditional basket weaving.
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