Where did the Braids of Ghana originate?
In Africa, Ghana Braids were favored in 500 B.C. Yeah, it’s one of the oldest styles of hair and it holds a lot of tradition. Initially, these braids were done to offer a sense of honor and class. At the back of the head of the Sphinx, you will see these braids.
They would get a more intricate version of these braids when the masters wanted to straighten the slaves’ hair. To show their opposition, the slaves did this act.
Banana cornrows were popular also at the time of the Middle Passage.