Hairstyles no doubt contributes to a lady’s physic, speaks more about her class, contribute to her elegance and adds to facial beauty. There are many ways of styling the hair, it can either be styled naturally without attachment or styled with other artificial attachment. While some enjoy packing their hair naturally others like to either weave or braid it onto their desired styles. This article seeks to examine top 20 Ghana weaving shuku styles.
Shuku is one simple hairstyle that is as old as the yoruba culture itself. It is commonly plaited among the royal families in the kingdom. It is plaited in a straight line, corn row or curvy lines and forms a bump at the center of the head. No wonder the literal meaning is “basket”. In the olden days, shuku is usually made with the natural hair in a Didi style. However, civilization has branded it and added a touch of elegance to it making the hairstyle attractive to all and sundry. One of the many ways shuku can be weaved is Ghana weaving.
Ghana weaving is so named because it originated from Ghana and it has a significant relationship with some part of Ghanaian culture and society. It has a small beginning, and with little intermittent attachment, it grows to a bulky middle, and a braided ending.
- Double Ponytail.
This hairstyle is made by dividing the hair into two equal halves, after weaving neatly, then it is packed and the braiding falls downward. It can be made into any length, either shoulder length, bra length, waist length or knee length.
Unlike the ponytail, after the hair is weaved, the braided strands are not left to fall backwards but they are rolled together to form a bun. The braided strands are often of a considerable lenght so as to make them easy to roll.
- Twin Shuku.
It is also called two shuku because it is often packed into two equal halves; either at the two sides or at the front and back side of the head. This style might not need attachment if one’s natural hair is long and full enought to make it. But the use of attachment is still not forbidden.
- Zig Zag lines.
This is a Ghana weaving with a different cutting style. It is often cut in a zig zag like manner and then weaved to form a ponytail. Ziz zag lines can also be weaved and rolled into a bun.
- Goddess braid.
Here is a different type of Ghana weaving packed into a ponytail and dropped on the two sides of the ear. It looks gorgeous when it is designed with beads at the tip.
It is similar to twin shuku but the braided strands are rolled together separately.
- Basket shuku.
This style consist of a closely knit weaves with no spaces in-between. It is neatly arranged and the strands too are rolled on top of the hair closely. So, if you do not like your weaves having large spaces, basket shuku got you covered.
- Shuku with side part.
As the name implies, the shuku is made with a parting at either of the two sides of the head.
- Burn with half part.
- Ponytail with Bun.
- 1 Stitch Braid.
This style is a combination of the regular stitch braid and an unbraided ponytail.
- Corn rows with curly ponytail.
- Coulored bun.
Here is adding a touch of elegance to your hair style, using two different matching colours for your hair. One for the weaved rows and another for the bun.
- Big weaves ponytail.
The weaves are made in a straight or curly lines but it is neatly and bodly made with a wide spacing gaps between each rows.
- Natural cornrows otherwise called Didi.
Natural cornrows are for those that prefer their natural hair to attachments. It is styled in a subtle manner because the attachment used is not really visible.
- Partial braids with ponytail.
The hair is divided into two equal halves, while the front part is weaved, the back is not weaved but made like pick and drop and packed with the weaved braids. The attachment used must be of a good quality to avoid quick roughning of the hair.
- Four part buns.
The hair is divided into four equal parts, it is weaved and rolled into four seperate buns. It can be styled with rings.
- Cross high bun and curly ponytail.
This is a combination of bun and ponytail. The style is weaved on the sides however a small part is made separately for intertwining or crossing of pick and drop braids which is then added to the other parts at the middle of the hair. While a small amount of the braided strands is rolled round the whole hair at the centre, the other curly strands are left to drop backwards forming a ponytail.
- Coloured ponytail.
To give your shuku a more glittering look, you can make use of a different color of attachment for the braided strands which is different from the initial one used in making the row weaves. Combination of different matching colours gives the hair a different look. Note that colours should be selected considering your hair colour, complexion and fabric colour.
- Bow style Shuku.
The shuku is weaved first, either cornrows or zig zag, or snake lines, and packed in a bow like manner. After packing it, it looks like the letter x. This style looks good on children and people that have a round face and a small shape of head
Note that while choosing a hairstyle, there are certain conditions to consider. While some hairstyles may take a longer time to make, others are very snappy. The good thing is that Shuku matches all kinds of neckline and dresses. But one must pay attention to the colour of attachment to use; considering one’s hair colour and the nature of one’s dress. Also, shuku can be styled with beads, hair rings and other hair accessories. The use of edge control aslo guides against quick roughning of the hair and gives the face a more beautiful look.