I recently had a hair experiment gone right that I wanted to share. I have been experimenting with Ghana Plaits (African Hair Threading) on my daughter for a while now. One day, I had an urge to try it on myself. For the first time in almost 6 years of being natural, I finally found a way to style my thick hair into a bun!
Below is a video of my first attempt at creating a bun using the Ghana Plait technique. This style requires weave thread. I also used Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In conditioner and Curls Brand Goddess Curls Gel. I kept this style up for 1 week (although I am sure that it would have lasted longer). I was very pleased with the results!
When I decided to try the Ghana Plaits, I was motivated by a second reason – it’s a great way to stretch your hair! Here is my hair after I removed my Ghana Plait Bun and thread:
I like stretching my hair out this way better than doing the braid method, because it requires less combing. I do not like to use combs on my hair when it is dry.
What say you? Will you try the Ghana Plaits method?