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Nigerian Virgin Hairstyles | Nigerian Hair Weaving Styles

Nigerian Virgin Hairstyles | Nigerian Hair Weaving Styles

William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.

Fashion Blog

Tue Sep 22 2020

Just like fashion, Nigerian hairstyles have evolved over the years. With the fashion industry growing like never before, hairstyles have turned into a style statement. The Western culture is influencing hairstyles in Nigeria. A lot of women invest in hair extensions that allow them to play with their lengths, styles and colors.

Virgin hairstyles are one of the most beautiful in Nigeria. They feature short, natural, and long styles and have a variety of modern versions. Once hidden in dark shadows, these hairstyles are popularly flaunted today. Let us look at some of the most famous and trending Nigerian virgin hairstyles and weaving styles.

The Best Nigerian Virgin Hairstyles

Nigerian virgin hairstyles can be short, natural, or long. These styles are worn like crowns by the women of Nigeria, and they are quite captivating. They represent self-expression, self-perception, and confidence. These styles have recently become an inspiration for hairstylists and fashion stylists across the world.

1. Afro

An age-old natural hair style of Nigerian women, the Afro style, is gaining popularity again. This style involves leaving all the hair to stand tall in curls. Both young and old women are looking to embrace the style. The afro-kinky style is even showcased on the runway to expose the beauty of an African woman. It can be left out, styled some other way, or tied in a bun.


2. Locs

Dreadlocks are the top hairstyle among Nigerian virgin style options. It looks great with or without extensions. Equally popular are the faux locs. You can easily achieve a loc hairstyle by loosening any braid style for virgin Nigerians.

When you section and braid clean hair, you get fluffy curls with a lot of volume. This form of natural hair styling gives off a special feeling. Faux locs even help with hair growth and maintenance. This hairstyle gives a lot of confidence to the wearer, and it can be used for up to a year.


3. Braids

The most appealing and popular of the virgin Nigerian hairstyles are the braids. They come in a huge variety and give a modern and stylish look that goes great with naturally curly hair. 

Today, braids are considered trendy and glamorous, particularly with natural hair. Here are some of the most popular Nigerian braids.


- Single Box Braids

A classic in Nigeria, these braids can be done in 1-2 hours on natural hair. Single braids are done by sectioning the hair into boxes and braiding the sections to make a clean, sophisticated look.

Single Box Braids

- Goddess Braids

Crown braids, or goddess braids, are done by braiding across the edges of the head. They look regal and can be done in a short time. For a good volume of natural hair, this virgin hairstyle can be perfectly flaunted.

Goddess Braids

- Zigzag Braids

A creative take on cornrows, zigzag braids have bends as they are done. This type of hairstyle can either have only zigzags or have some straight cornrows in between for some variation.

Zigzag Braids

- Side Didi

This Nigerian virgin hairstyle is a unique braided style native to the southwest. Different from classic cornrows, this style resembles French braids done sideways. They look outstanding and add some dimension to the natural hair.

Side Didi

- Layered Braids

Cornrows are braided in steps to create an appealing hairstyle. It suits long hair and adds more dimension and volume. It is more protective and durable as compared to box braids, which are easily spoiled.

Layered Braids

4. Braided Ninja Buns

Adding a modern touch to the classic bun, braided ninja buns can be made by dividing the hair into two parts. One part is braided from the crown to the head till the midway point, and then the section is braided from the neck upwards till the middle of the head.

You can secure the ends of the two braids using an elastic and make a knot. Then, make the braids for the other section, and you are done.

Braided Ninja Buns

5. Bantu Knots

Coming from an ethnic group called Bantu, this hairstyle is also called ‘Zulu knots’ as Zulus are the originators of the style. It is one of the virgin Nigerian hairstyles with deep African roots.

To do this hairstyle, you can section the hair into small parts and twist them into small balls on the head. You get a natural, edgy, traditional look that works for short as well as long virgin hair.

Bantu Knots

Nigerian Hair Weaving Hairstyles

Regardless of the advancements in technology and life, weaving hairstyles are something that is here to stay. These lovely hairstyles were once on the verge of disappearing. However, they have advanced in modernization and are quite popular today. The Nigerian hair weaving style has been recognized across the world. These styles can be created easily, and they can last for up to 3 months.

Nigerian hair weaving styles look cool because of the organized way they are worn on the head. A special feature of weaves is elegance, and this gets more appealing when you wear traditional clothes. The natural weaving style resembles a cultivated farm with multiple rows, which is why it has the name as cornrows. The ease of making it makes it a go-to hairstyle for young people as well. These hairstyles are described with fun names like didi, patewo, shuku, and others. The style is often decorated with beads when done by kids.

Nigerian Hair Weaving Hairstyles

1. Fishbone Braiding

Those with naturally straight hair are ideal for this appearance. Your natural hair is braided into a fishbone pattern in order to create this look, which gives it an intriguing texture. To add length and volume after the braids are put in place, use synthetic or human hair extensions.
Fishbone Braiding

2. Twist Braiding

Another well-liked natural hair weaving from Nigeria, this one necessitates some talent and patience. To begin, divide your natural hair into sections. Then, using synthetic or human hair extensions, twist each area separately. If you want to give the outfit a more unique touch, you can also add beads or other accessories.

Twist Braiding

3. Spiral Curling

This style is for you if you want something a little more spectacular. Starting with little parts of your natural hair, make spirals all over your head using synthetic or human hair extensions. This look will definitely stand out and is wonderful for adding volume and structure to your haircut.

Spiral Curling

4. Pin-up Cornrow

For natural hair, this Nigerian weaving style is ideal for individuals who favor a more refined look. In order to hold the little cornrows on either side of the head in place, this Nigerian weaving hairstyle calls for the use of clips or bobby pins. The end result is a chic and fashionable appearance that will definitely draw attention!

Pin-up Cornrow

5. Ghana Weaving 

An upgrade to traditional Nigerian weaving, this style is inspired by past Nigerian women and renewed in a trendier, sleeker form. Ghana weaving can have the hair weaved forward or backward, straight, upward, or spiraled. It is accepted globally as one of the best virgin hairstyles and is flaunted by every Nigerian woman who loves her hair. It is made with wool or other attachments and takes a few hours to do. Depending on the texture of the hair, it can last 3–4 weeks.

Ghana Weaving


Nigerian virgin hairstyles express how the women can flaunt their style boldly with pride and confidence. There are many modern and classic styles that work for short, natural, and long virgin Nigerian hair. All these look beautiful in their own way and are convenient and fashionable at the same time.


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