Hey guys! It’s been another long while since a new natural hair post graced this blog so here’s something extra special!
Some of you may be familiar with “African Thread” as seen on many conservatively dressed women in Nigeria, but for those of you who don’t know what it is; it is a type of material used to mend shoes, sow heavy duty wear etc. it’s a durable thread and women started using it to thread their hair centuries ago – long before the commencement of weaves – and it showed how well it helps to grow the hair, hence its continued use till this day.

This is how women normally wear “African Thread”
I have decided to remix the use of African thread – I made braids with it! I used one roll of the thread for each braid, it took me about 120 pieces as my hair is rather full – each roll is between N20-N30 depending on the area and availability.

I chose to make it my hair length + an inch for the bottom part where the braids were sealed by making neat knots as it doesn’t work well with a flame seal.


African thread is very light, no where near as heavy as the other more popular braiding materials – which is good as it won’t pull at my edges that I have taken such good care of all this while haha.

Best part of this hairstyle is it protectiveness; I won’t have to manipulate my hair for a while which is refreshing for me and most importantly – I’m gonna get some more growth!

If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments!


  1. Omg this is so cool. It would be nice if you could make a short video, just to demonstrate it (maybe do it on someone else as you’ve gotten yours done). Because I’m really interested in knowing the procedures. It looks lovely on you by the way

  2. What a great methods of reminding us of God’s Solid Foundation.May God continue to gives u Defined inspiring messages to win the heats of our women’s to Christ. If the foundations is destroy, what shall the righteous do. Thanks God bless u.