Beehive: Ghanian flat thread plaits


That is admittedly not a fancy title for a very fancy hair style. Perhaps you have a suggestion for a better title for this lovely hairstyle?

Basically, it’s super simple – you just part the hair and then hold it down. Use some braiding thread or matching yarn (as I did and you just “sew” the hair together. Obviously you are not piercing your kids’ scalp! but rather, you just weave a yarn needle under and over and under and over the hair all along the parted hair, picking up more hair as you go.

If you click on a picture below, it will show you a much bigger detailed picture.

… This style took me only 50-60 minutes on Sugar, and it lasted about a week and a half. If I do it again (and I will!) I will just do smaller parts and it will last longer. It’s also a nice break for the scalp and hair from braiding… there is no pulling at all with this style.

6 thoughts on “Beehive: Ghanian flat thread plaits

  1. Wow! That is beautiful! I’m always amazed and so glad you share (even if I have boys and will never try anything like this!). A

  2. I love this! Thanks for sharing! I’m not sure I’m adventurous enough to do this yet but have been eying this technique for awhile…

  3. I wish that we lived closer to you. I’m always envious of your hair ability. Sofia has been home for almost 5 years and just in the last 6 months have I been able to wrap my fingers around corn braids. I’m going to google this for some how-to videos and hopefully figure it out. It would be much easier if I could just pop over for a tea & a hair tutorial.

    • Do they not do hair workshops at the Sawnigan Lake camp? That would be helpful…. you go thee, don’t you? If so, maybe you could suggest it 🙂

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