Now everyone is pumping Ghana braids 2019-2020
Also known as banana braids, straight backs, or pigtails, Ghana pigtail is considered a defensive style in the natural / curly hair of the community. The history goes back to no one else but Africa and is gaining momentum around 500 BC. According to essayists like Peters for Culturally Located Design Tools, “Hieroglyphs and sculptures dating back thousands of years to illustrate the attention of Africans paid their hair. The wickers were engraved on the back of the head of the majestic Sphinx. ” This hairstyle survived the Middle Pass and made its way to Western civilization.
Although the straight-back styles were originally in honor of different religions, kinship, social status, age and ethnic groups, all the more confusing zig-zag, winding lines attributed to their kind of disobedience and peaceful protest among slaves – especially when their masters would encourage them to relax or straighten your hair textured. After capturing and selling these people, most of them were forced to shave their heads as a result.
The first braids of Ghana were spotted in Hieroglyphs and sculptures
The history of Ghana spits back to Africa around 500 BC. In honor of the various religious, kinship, social status, age and ethnic groups. The first braids of Ghana were seen in the Hieroglyphs and sculptures of that era.
Today in 2018, we see more and more women of different nationalities and races of Ghana braids and braids than ever. However, many do not understand the story behind the cult style. Ghana pigtails also go beyond a wide range of ages and can be beautifully decorated with hair jewels like wooden beads, metal rings, or one flower tucked behind the ear. Most hairdressers start with their clients’ natural hair weaving from the front / hairline all the way to the back, where additional hair extensions can be added in length and thickness. This is what my stylist did; Since I used this as a true defensive style, I wanted my ends tucked into some extensions. I also wanted my normal shoulder-length hair to go down past my back for a week.
Necessary scalp care
No combs or other styling tools are needed while wearing the braids of Ghana. They pretty much take care of themselves – just wrap your hair at night with a satin lid to keep the cuticle smooth and shiny for longer. One thing I did to get the most out of this protective style was to add a root stimulator and dry shampoo for my regimen (it is not recommended to wash your hair with Ghana braids). This is what my roots enjoy:
DevaCurl No-Poo Quick Cleanser – It absorbs my excess oil and build-up and botany imbued to promote scalp health.
Ruutos Hair Growth Elixir – coconut, castor, jojoba and oils are the first 3 ingredients listed. This is a soothing treatment for my scalp itch.
Zenzela indelible conditioner – Contains moisturizing aloe and natural extract that brightens the willowbark, which I spray my scalp and gently massage for nourishment and flaking.