“Enough of those regular braids”
Braids are beautiful hairstyles that can be rocked in different ways, but not only are they beautiful, they keep your hair tucked away and protect it from possible hair damage or breakage. They come in several styles like ghana braids, box braids, cornrows and knotless braids to mention a few. They are always done using synthetic hair or extensions,so you can rock any length and color of your choice.
You might be tired of the old and regular braids you do and might be looking to switch things up a little bit or maybe even more than a little bit, this article will provide a list of trendy braid styles you’ll absolutely love and want to rock.
1. Afro updo with braids
This hairstyle leaves you with a cute afro updo at the top, with cornrow weaves right below it. You natural hair can be used for the weaves or extensions.
2. Medium box braids
This box braids style is the perfect size! Not too big or too tiny and won’t feel too heavy or pull at your scalp. You can also try your braids in different patterns and style it in updos or however you may like.
3. Upside-down chunky braids with buns
These braids are done by weaving big cornrows from the bottom all the way to the centre of the head forming a crown.
4. Pulled-back cornrow braids
These beautiful cornrow braids can be done in different sizes and patterns. Get your phone and save this beautiful braid inspo for your next hair do!
5. Lengthy braided pony
Unlike the above cornrows that’s pulled to the back, this one is made into an updo and stays on top of the head. You can either wear it as a ponytail or wrap it in a bun.
6. Bob braids
Anyone can wear bob braids, especially short haired people. It is usually neck length and it can be rocked with or without beads.
7. Knotless braids
Knotless braids have so many benefits and can be most people’s preferred kind of braids. Not only are they pretty, they are weightless, painless and aid hair growth. They can be styled in various ways and be made in different lengths and sizes. They are usually done by braiding your natural hair before adding extensions along the line, this process makes it more gentle on your scalp.
8. Asymmetrical braids and curls
For a more beautiful braid look, you can add curls to them. It adds more lightweight volume to your braids and makes it look prettier.
9. Jumbo parted box braids
If you don’t want to sit too long at the salon and you still want to rock some braids, you can go for these jumbo sized braids. It takes less time since the hair is parted into large sections.
10. Big braids with curly ends
These big braids are currently in vogue with a twist to them. If you’re looking to improve the look of your braids, you can have the ends of your extensions curled.
11. Wavy braids
Another way you can make your braids look more beautiful is by giving it a wavy finish. You can also add these curls throughout the braids.
Dear ladies! You now have a variety of braids to choose from. You can also adjust them to your desired hair color, size and length.
It should be noted that although they are protective hairstyles, they should be cared for during the time you’ll have them on to prevent damage to your hair. You should still moisturize your scalp while you have them on to prevent dryness.
Also ensure your hairstyles are not too tight that it pulls at your scalp. Aside from the fact that it may leave you with a bad headache, it can also cause hair breakage.
Always wash your braids every two weeks if you’re going to be wearing it for a while to wash off excess products that might be building up on your scalp.
Ensure to also protect your braids at night before getting your beauty sleep. You can wrap your braids in silk or satin scarf or wear a satin bonnet. A satin or silk pillowcase is also a great alternative.
You are now good to go to pick your desired style and rock it like the queen you are.