Top 9 Awesome Hairstyles For Nigerian Women 2017-2018

Hair is the significant element of women’s style. It shapes your face and almost always is the first thing people see, when they look at you. That’s why you should choose a hairstyle, which suits you best.

If you don’t know what to choose, check out some of the latest hairstyles in Nigeria. And do not doubt: there is certainly something you will love!

However, some ladies strive to keep up with the latest trends and seek for hair styling decisions that corresponds to the tastes of modern fashion influencers. Luckily, this year has brought many interesting ideas for letting you styling your hair the way you like.

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1. Ghana braids

Ghana braids is a popular hairstyle, originating from Ghana nation . There are a lot of Ghana weaving styles. The peculiarities of Ghana weaving depend on the differences in braids thickness and their stowage as well as Nigerian version of Ghana weaving styles.

The latest Ghana weaving hairstyles have become one of the favorite trends in Nigeria. Ghana weaving styles were known for a long time in Nigeria, but they became extremely popular approximately in 2014. Since then, Ghana braids remain in the list of top popular hairstyles.

Interestingly, the history of Ghana braids goes back to around 500 B.C. At the time, when this hairstyle just appeared in Africa, it was the mark of high social status. It survived through centuries and is now worn by women regardless of age, religion, social attus or any other label.

Although Ghana weaving hairstyles are quite difficult to do and often require hair gel and other additional instruments. Nevertheless, this fact does not stop women, who constantly show new Ghana weaving styles. Besides, the time spent for dealing with different Ghana weaving styles is really rewarding.

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Wearing braid hairstyles

Ghana braids hairstyles are also known under different names, like cornrow braid styles or banana braids. One of the benefits of Ghana weaving hairstyles is the ability to match any outfit. Cornrow braid hairstyles look especially good on ladies with a round face.

Latest Ghana weaving styles still keep up with the traditions, and Ghana weaving shuku proves this well. Shuku means “basket.” Although it looks quite sophisticated, it is one of the simple Ghana weaving hairstyles.

Ghana weaving Shuku styles are the African braids that go from the forehead to the nape of the neck, gathering the hair into braids, which form a rump at the top of the head.

Big Ghana weaving is great for ladies with thick hair. Besides looking very impressive, it helps to take a rest from complicated daily hair styling, even though it requires some effort and knowledge of Nigerian hairstyles fixing tips to make different styles of Ghana weaving last longer.

Latest Ghana weaving step by step

To start with, let’s find out how to do Ghana braids. One of the top popular Ghana weaving styles of 2017 is not complicated to handle, but it is assumed that you are already familiar with the basics of cornrow hairstyles.

  1. Divide your hair into parts to the sides down the middle.
  2. Check if the part is straight.
  3. Use a clip or something similar to fix the rest of hair.
  4. Take a thin layer and divide it into three parts.
  5. Make a braid of a medium size.
  6. Keep your hands tight to avoid loose braids.
  7. Repeat with the next lock till you arrange all hair.

The last thing to remember about Ghana weaving style is the necessity to protect it,if you want braids to last longer. For this, remember several basic tips.

  • Stretch hair and make it smooth before braiding.
  • Use moisturizing lotion instead of water after weaving.
  • Make moisture routine more intensive before prior to weaving.
  • Put your hair up in a hot weather and cover with a scarf when it is windy.

Do not try to brush hair after it is arranged into braids hairstyles.

2. Hausa hairstyles

This Nigerian hair style comes from the Hausa tribe, so it is not a surprise that it easily entered the list of trending hairstyles in Nigeria: Hausa is one of the three main tribes in the country, and it has greatly influenced Nigerian braids hairstyles.

Hausa features several weavon hair styles: Wodaabe, Suku and Patewo. Each of these Nigerian braid styles has a different and unique look. Besides, Hausa are not limited to naija braids. Dreadlocks and weaving are also a part of this popular traditional hair styling. Let’s figure out the basics.

Patewo hairstyle resembles two hands held together. This is one of the most common Nigerian hair weaving styles, which, by the way, has a symbolic name. If translated literally, it means “clap your hands”. Patewo is an example of how the hairstyle with traditional elements has become a trendy latest weaving hair style. Besides, it is fairly popular among youth.

Suku is one more popular weavon style, which is formed with a thick braid gathered on the back. The best thing about Suku is that you can shape it whichever way you want. Besides, it is a creative option for both long weavon styles and short weavon hair style fans.

3. Didi hairstyles

One more representative of the traditional Nigerian braiding is Didi hairstyles. These styles, traditional, first of all, to Yoruba culture,  look like reversed braids. Didi suits for all types of hair: both natural and extensions.

Besides, Didi has wonderful effect: it is believed to grow hair! Although this belief is still questioned, Didi is one of the most common short hairstyles. In fact, short braided hairstyles are not that easy to make. Meanwhile, Didi also fits for thin and damaged hair.

didi hairstyles

How to make Didi

In terms of techniques, such short braid styles do not differ much from what you already know. It is one of Nigerian cornrow hairstyles, just with braids woven inside out. Repeat the same moves with your hair, just place the parts in the reverse order.

Do not be afraid to pull your hair tightly. It does not influence the protective measures. Neither it is an obstacle for growing the hair faster. On the contrary, it is neat, with the ends tucked inside – totally safe and protected.

How to take care of it?

You can use this protective hairstyle as the main benefit for weak hair. Nevertheless, Didi requires a constant care, with regular moisturizing and conditioning. This will help to make hair healthier and thicker.  You can use leave-in conditioner and natural oil of your choice. Seal once or twice a week.

4. Afro

Popular Nigerian hairstyles 2017 include this style, because it is easy to make and maintain for curly hair. It doesn’t strain your hair, furthermore, it allows it to be free and to recover from all the fancy and stylish hairstyles, and healthy hair will always look beautiful.

One of the most pleasant things about Afro is that it fits for hair of any length. It is probably the most popular option for short hairstyles in Nigeria. Although Afro may seem to lack diversity, it is not true.

Besides carefree natural locks or spirals, girls often cut hair on the sides or dye it in different colors, from burgundy to purple ombre. Moreover, the form of the curls is a highly personal detail, and it helps to look original.

Unlike “sealed” female hairstyles and weave styles, Afro requires a bit more efforts for styling your hair. Being one of natural hair styles in Nigeria, Afro will look great in case you regularly moisturize your hair and do everything to avoid tangling.
Afro style

5. Short hairstyles

Contrary to anything you might’ve heard, shortly cut hair is not only healthy, but also really feminine and stylish. Furthermore, you will feel really comfortable, you won’t need to strain your hair combing it, your overall care for your hair will be minimized.

Short styles in Nigeria are becoming more and more popular thanks to the celebrities who have chosen it. Short bob hairstyles and short wool hairstyles are among the top picks. There is a common belief that short hairstyles is a way to get fine hair. Nevertheless, short hairstyles for thick hair is not a rear thing. You just have to find a way to style it right.

If you finally decide to go for it, keep in mind that short hair often needs more attention than long. Why? Everything is simle.

Firstly, making a ponytail or a braid if you do not have time to wash your hair is not an option. Even if your hair looks okay in the morning and you suppose that it may turn messy till the end of the day, wake up earlier to wash it.

Secondly, remember to visit a hairdresser regularly. When your hair grows at least a little longer, it becomes complicated or impossible to style the way you want. In this case, you will end up with tangled hair and bad mood.

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6. Brazilian hair

One of the most popular hairstyles in Nigeria include using Brazilian curly hair extensions. Brazilian hair is one of the best on the market, and it will add a lot of volume, shine and shape to your natural hair.

Curly hair is most commonly used and there is a pretty big variety of their sizes, but you can even find straight Brazilian extensions to diversify your style.

It is one of the best ways to get an original look. Just think: how many of your friends or acquaintances can boast with perfect wavy hair? Of course, you can try to achieve the same result on your own, but there are two things to keep in mind.

Firstly, it is complicated to find hair mousse or hairspray, which will fix the waves and still let your hair look natural. Secondly, straightening curly hair to make waves does not work well either; moreover, it usually has harmful influence. WIth Brazilian hair you get perfectly styled look for a long time.

Brazilian hair

7. Ponytail

This simple and yet classical style is the easiest to make and easy to maintain. It is definitely more casual, than all the others, but you can add some depth into it by leaving some strands on the sides to underline the contour of your face.

To make it look more original, you can make something from an ordinary ponytail. Try a twisted ponytail, wrap it in a bun, straighten it or decorate with bright accessories.


8. French braid

This is one more simple hairstyle, which can be casual or exquisite – it depends on how you wear it. Besides, it is really easy to learn (if you haven’t done yet).

Prepare your hair just like you do for ordinary all back braids: divide into three equal sections, but at the top of the head. Add hair from the sides to these sections every time you cross them.

To style your braids in even more original way, just cross the sections in the opposite direction: from above to up. In this case, you will get volume braids – simple and beautiful hairstyle that fits for every occasion.

9. Twist braids styles

Senegalese twist hairstyles are in the TOP-stylish list this year. It is certainly one of the easiest to make weavon styles in Nigeria. Besides, there are several different ways to style your hair this way.

The first is two twisted braids. Wash and comb your hair. Divide it into halves, which will remind equal ponytails. Twist it tightly, until the hair cannot twist any further. Repeat the same for the second section. After this, combine the halves by twisting in the opposite directions and fix.

The second is many twisted braids. It will take more time, but the hairstyle can be worn for weeks! Wash and comb your hair, divide it into many small sections, and twist each well. Tie every braid at the ends. Use special hair mousse or wax for fixing the hair for a long time.

The third is crown twist braid. For this, do not twist all your hair. Instead, just make a shaped line, which stretches from the forehead along the sides. It helps to fix your hair in an original way.

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