32 Hottest Ghana Braids Hairstyle Ideas for 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Ghana Braids are an African style of protective cornrow braids that go straight back. They’re also known as Cherokee braids, invisible cornrows, banana braids, straight backs, or pencil braids. They are exceptional from other protective braids because they involve hair extensions for a denser result. No matter your face shape, these braids can be modified creatively into different patterns that can soften, elongate, or balance your features! Remember to apply hydration products to your hair for an easy braiding process.

This on-trend weave hairstyle allows you to flash your fierce hair with colors, patterns, and cuffs while protecting your natural one. You don’t need to book salon appointments now and then, as these can last for weeks or months, depending on how much TLC you give these beauties! Below are the most sought-after Ghana braid styles you can easily recreate.


#1: Ghana Twist in a High Ponytail

If you’re a fan of high ponytails, try this pattern that gives you a sleek, easy ponytail held by a glam accessory. The finished look creates a stunning aura that works as a friendly and casual style. Ghana weaving braids hairstyles are often done in varying ponytail styles, so talk to your braider about your options.

Sleek 2 strand Ghana braids

#2 Sleek 2 Strand Braids

Jumbo 2-strand ghana braids offer an eye-popping way to get your hair out of your face and protect it as they transition between relaxed and natural styles.

Ghana braided hair on blonde hair

#3 Ghana Braiding on Blonde Hair

These outstanding vanilla sunshine Ghana jumbo braids are absolutely a must-try! You can add some alternating thin braids to emphasize the jumbo Ghana braids more.

Ghana Braids with Organic Curls for Black Ladies
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#4: Ghana Braids with Organic Curls

If you have Ghana braids with natural curls, a silk or satin wrap can help to keep your look neat. A silk or satin wrap or bonnet worn at night can help keep your braids from frizzing or coming undone early.

Micro Ghana Braids for Black Ladies who wear eyeglasses and have a round face
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#5: Micro Ghana Braids

Micro Ghana braids are best for ladies who seek longevity in their next braid style. For optimal results, your best bet is to get these micro-sized braids when your hair is full and healthy. And without any challenges to your hairline. Plan to sleep in a few extra minutes after receiving this style. Because, with easy upkeep, you won’t have to bother with your hair in the mornings for a while!

Golden Blonde Ghana Fulani Braids
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#6: Golden Blonde Fulani Braids

Get golden blonde Fulani braids with the traditional Ghana technique. This version of Ghana braids delivers full coverage with the tuck method. The tuck method protects your natural hair. By adding more hair, you’ll have thicker braids for added fullness.

#7: Ghana Braided Blonde Hair with Edges and Beads

Consider non-traditional braided hair for its lightweight. The short length shows just how versatile Ghana braids styles are. The best hair protection is tucking the natural dark hair under the blonde. Short Ghana weaving styles with fine hair along the hairline can be designed with edge control and creative fingers.

#8: Center Part Braided Bob with Face-Framing Pieces

A creative spin on tribal braids is a center-part braided bob. One of the best ways to add a polished touch is by braiding with a solid dark color. It gives a clean look. With Ghana braids, natural hair protection is best because of the thickness of the technique.

#9: Brunette Lemonade Braids with Blonde Highlights

With brunette lemonade braids with blonde highlights hairstyles, you can create an eye-catching and flattering look. I’ve found that ghana braids are an easy way to add texture and dimension to your style, using the basic technique of adding hair to a section. Combining dark and light strands creates a beautiful contrast while maintaining a natural look. Whether you’re heading out for the night or want something special for everyday wear, these Ghana lemonade braids are worth a try!

#10: Black Stitch Braids with Wavy Partings

Braids with wavy partings are unique and can be worn with many styling options. There are individuals underneath the feed-in braids, making it look full. One of the perfect yet subtle styling changes is the ends. They add a touch of softness.

Highlighted Ghana Braids with a Low Bun
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#11: Highlighted Ghana Braids with a Low Bun

Try highlighted Ghana braids with a low bun if you want a cool braid style. The difference between Ghana and feed-in is the braider’s wrap-around method to add hair when braiding. Wearing this style is an excellent option for businesswomen. It’s widely accepted in the corporate world.

Thick Straight-Back Ghana Braids with Cuffs
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#12: Thick Straight-Back Braids with Cuffs

Super thick straight-back braids with cuffs are a beautiful braid style. Ghana braids can be pretty full and tend to make braids thick if your hair is already long and thick. When you rock this type of braid extension, you protect more of your natural hair.

Very Long Ghana Braids and Loose Curls
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#13: Very Long Ghana Braids and Loose Curls

Try long Ghana braids and loose curls for a soft, flowing braid style. You can have beautiful curls in excellent ways regardless of your hair length. For example, such as the crochet method or sew-in weave method. To give you the option of adding hair accessories, braid the braids down.

Long Ghana Cornrow Braids with Blonde Ends
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#14: Long Ghana Cornrow Braids with Blonde Ends

A popular braid style is long Ghana cornrow braids with blonde ends. The warm golden colors look gorgeous in the sun and warmer climates. What’s also great about them is that you can gather them in a ponytail or bun and switch up the look. Ask your braider to tuck your natural hair for the best protection.

Chic Ghana Braids for Short Hair
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#15: Chic Ghana Braids for Short Hair

This is a fun yet sophisticated Ghana braids style for short hair. It can work perfectly for African-American women in almost any age group with different hair types (coarse, fine, straight, or curly). I love that you can make it tame or crazy and outrageous and have the beadwork on the edges. To avoid the dry scalp and flakes with your Ghanian hairstyles, you also need Braid & Conditioning Spray (3 in 1 Spray Treatment Mizani), a leave-in conditioner that soothes your scalp, as well as anti-dandruff giving you a healthy scalp and hair.

#16: Ghana Braids with Beads and an Afro

Ghana braids with beads paired with an afro are perfect for black women who want to show off every bit of their natural healthy hair! Women who need their hair pulled back from their face daily can get simple or designed braids in the front, braided only with their natural hair, and add some hair decorum for some pizazz. Wear your hair with minimal product and manipulation by cleaning and moisturizing it regularly.

Light Brown Ghana Braids with Beads
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#17: Light Brown Ghana Braids with Beads

Get into these light brown Ghana braids. Ghana braids, sometimes called banana braids, look slightly different up close. Your braided hair is wrapped around the braid, so you are unable to see all three-strand brand techniques. That said, the ghana braid technique protects your style for far longer than other techniques and continues to look neat long-term.

Cute ghana braids for medium length hair
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#18: Cute Ghana Braids for Medium-Length Hair

While most black girls settle for lengthy Ghana weaving braid hairstyles, short lengths with an intricate finish always look superb.

Unique Ghana Braids With Pink Color
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#19: Unique Ghana Braids With Pink Color

Go unique and cool with a one-of-a-kind braid style that falls just below your shoulders for easy management. Please take note of the spiral pattern and how it shows the dark roots for a gorgeous contrast. Ghana weaving hairstyles can be enhanced with braiding or unique coloring like this one.

Jumbo ghana braids
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#20: Jumbo Ghana Cornrows

Try extra huge ghana weaving braids to make a bold statement that flatters all hair textures. Long thick braid styles often promise very low upkeep with the few hair pieces available.

Ghana braids with ombre hair
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#21: Ghana Ombre Hair

Wake up in the morning feeling ready to go with a super gorgeous high ponytail paired with an ombre. This long hair comes with versatile styling. Easy and simple Ghana weaving styles combined with ombre color create a powerful look.

#22: Zig Zag Ghana Braids

This fantastic Ghana weaving pattern consists of skinny cornrows braided in a neat zigzag design. Please try this if you’re looking for a unique way to have your hair in a trendy, protective style.

Bold and chunky ghana braids
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#23: Bold and Chunky Ghana Braids

With just a few exquisitely done braids, you can enjoy the benefits of having a low-maintenance protective style. Alternating jumbo braids with thin ones painted with vibrant blonde contrasts your whole Ghana look.

Half updo ghana braids
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#24: Half Updo Ghana Braid

This exquisite braided style involves thick braids and skinny cornrows that alternate them. Finished in thick weaves, this hair can be worn in an attractive half updo.

Adorable feed in ghana braids
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#25: Adorable Feed In Ghana Braids

In this thin braiding style, the braids are on the scalp down the back of the head. The loose, thin pieces give you more creativity to style your hair and wear your Ghana braids up or down.

Popular big ghana braids
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#26: Popular Big Braids

Ghana braids are still popular for easy maintenance and their unique looks! One trendiest style alternates super thin and jumbo braids for a unique look.

Straight back ghana braids
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#27: Straight Back Ghana Braids

These lengthy, on-point braids offer unlimited styles for you to try! From a half-up, a low bun, or a pretty ponytail to simply letting them down with some accessories, these Ghana braids will show you the true meaning of versatility!

Trendy blonde braids with beads and cornrows
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#28: Trendy Ghana Braid with Beads

Get tribal quick by trying this braided Ghana style using stylish beads at the end of your radiant blonde long braids! Super fun and flirty!

Goddess ghana braids
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#29: Goddess Ghana Braids

These braids are goddess and boho-inspired. I love the elegance created when the style is appropriately executed on Ghana-weaved braids. A thorough styling consultation is recommended before installing these types of braids. The longevity of these goddess braids depends on many factors. From my experience, these twists can last between 3-6 weeks.

Ghana updo hairstyle
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#30: Ghana Braided Updo

Natural black hair looks stunning when styled up and high. It’s easy to style Ghana braids into a bun hairstyle.

Skinny ghana braids
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#31: Skinny Ghana Braids

Skinny Ghana braids like these start with intricate cornrows that meet from the sides and back into the middle. It’s a gorgeous effect!

6 braid ghana hairstyle
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#32: 6 Braid Ghana Hairstyle

Take your braids to the next level with six braids, and add cuffs for a more ornate finish. Such long-length Ghanaian hairstyles look stylish and eye-catching.