"To Braid Hair is N140,000": Nigerian Lady Based in UK Makes Her Hair Herself After Hearing Price

"To Braid Hair is N140,000": Nigerian Lady Based in UK Makes Her Hair Herself After Hearing Price

  • A Nigerian lady who resides in the UK said she did not accept to pay N140,000 just to braid her hair once
  • The lady, Maureen Chidimma, said she decided to braid her hair by herself as she could not afford the amount charged
  • In a trending TikTok video, Maureen showed her followers how she braided her hair, which looked cute

A UK-based Nigerian lady said she discovered that making her hair in the country was not cheap, as it cost as much as N140,000.

The lady, Maureen Chidimma, said she had to find a way out since she could not pay so much for a one-off braid.

Lady who could braid her hair by herself.
Maureen said she was charged N140,000 to braid her hair. Photo credit: TikTok/Maureen Chidimma.
Source: TikTok

Luckily for Chidimma, she could braid her hair by herself, so she did just that with her attachments.

She shared a video showing how she braided her hair by herself, and the clip immediately went viral.

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The hair looked so cute, and many of her followers were fascinated when they saw the video. Many agreed that the amount charged to braid hair in the UK was outrageous.

Speaking to Legit.ng on the cost of hairstyling in the UK, Toyyib Adewale Adoludun, another Nigerian living in the UK, said it is costly to get a braid done.

He painted the same picture in terms of men who would want to get a haircut in the UK, saying it is equally not cheap, except that women pay more.

His words:

"It (the price) is dictated by demand and supply and going rates. A haircut in London, depending on style starts from £15. UK Minimum wage is £11.44/per hour from April. Presently it is £10.42. So if you spend 2 hours doing braids, which some people spend more time, it costs a lot."

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Watch the video below:

Reactions as lady braids her hair herself

@Rizzy said:

"That price is outrageous, please. I braid for less here in Nottingham £60, £50, £40 all the way down to £20 depending on the style."

@OJ-Special commented:

"Please who knows where I can lock my hair in London?"


"When has £80 gotten to 140K Naria? Some of una for this UK can lie eh."

@Kesman said:

"Are you making the money in naira? Why are you converting it?"

@Apple User754398 said:

"If you're affordable in Manchester and braid please let me know."


"Most of them can't even charge 3k back home. It's so crazy how they even charge £30 for just cornrow."

Dad makes his daughter's hair

Meanwhile, a dotting dad was praised by social media users because of how well he treated his daughter.

In a video trending on TikTok, the good father was spotted helping his daughter to make her hair.

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A caption on the video said the man had just returned from work when he suspended his rest to attend to his daughter.

Source: Legit.ng

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