African Hair Threading/Ghana Plait Bun (3 year old)

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I recorded the process while doing this last set of Ghana Plaits, but I’m not very happy with the quality of the video.  I may post it eventually, but in the meantime check out the GirlsLoveYourCurls video on youtube for an excellent tutorial.

As usual, I started out on clean moist hair.  I plaited her hair into 11 sections, with a Ghana plait row in the front.

Here’s a closer view of the plaits.

I gathered all of the plaits and threaded them together using the same technique shown in the GirlsLoveYourCurls video. Notice that there is thread left over at the end of the gathered plaits.

Here’s what the bun looked like after it was wrapped and secured using the thread that was left over in the picture above.

Here’s the finished look.  Ghana plaits last in my daughter’s hair about a week.

Here’s the other side.  I find that Ghana Plaits take a little longer than regular braids, but they are great for stretching the hair, show length well and have a nice unique look.

Here’s the front with the Ghana Plait row.  I have yet to record the process of doing a Ghana Row.  Once I’ve perfected it, I will provide a how-to video.

  • Mama natural

    I love that you’re doing this! I am a child of Nigerian parents and grew up with my mom threading my hair, and it grew like wildfire. Now that I am a mom, I am threading my daughter’s hair. She is a toddler who had short, patchy, dry hair, but it has grown in about an inch or so since we started a few months ago. It’s a great protective style, and where I live, there are a million and one ways to style it.

  • LV

    Thank you! My daughter is seven now and I haven’t done this style on her in a while, but I think I will revisit it soon!
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