May 19, 2016

Gabrielle Union's Ghana Braids Could Be The "It" Style For This Summer

A photo posted by Gabrielle Union-Wade (@gabunion) on

By Sabrina Perkins of

Gabrielle Union is lovely, beautiful and a social media darling as she graciously shares her life with us in Instagram. Whether she's taking funny family pics or showing us how much she loves her hubby's hair, she's letting us know just what she's up to with that winning smile and cute dimples.

Her latest shots have been of her newest hairstyle that will be making a big splash this summer as the 'it' natural hairstyle for vacations and summer outings. Ghana braids are often called invisible cornrows or even banana braids, they are very similar to cornrows and an African braided style.

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"The history goes back to none other than Africa and gained momentum around 500 B.C. According to essayist As Peters for Culturally Situated Design Tools, "Hieroglyphs and sculptures dating back thousands of years illustrate the attention Africans have paid to their hair. Braids were etched into the back of the head of the majestic sphinx." This hairstyle survived the Middle Passage and made its way to Western civilization."

Becoming increasing popular, this style is ideal for naturals (or relaxed women) for a temporary protective style that lasts up to 2 to 3 weeks with proper maintenance and satin or silk scarves and pillowcases for sleeping. No need for cleansing the hair while rocking Ghana braids, one can opt for using dry shampoo and making sure to keep the scalp moist and use natural products.

While the style has been popular for awhile, seeing Gabrielle rock them as we enter into summer is just what many women needed who where looking for the perfect style this vacation-season. This can even be installed by yourself so check out the video below and the products we suggest as great assets when rocking this summer style fave.

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