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African Braids Styles

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African Braids Styles

Braided hairstyles are a cornerstone in the African American community. We all know a diva in the neighborhood who can style some of the freshest braids on the block. With so many options for styling black women, men and children rock them frequently. Braids and cornrows have the option of being a protective style. They also allow the flexing on eyeballs with a super hot design. The four seasons can be difficult for black hair. In different parts of the country, the elements can be pretty rough on our thirsty roots. Some freshly braided tresses can give us peace. The quickest way to rack up likes on your Facebook or Instagram page is to snap a pic.  An image of you busting some crochet braids, or some hot old school Poetic Justice braids will do. It’s absolutely amazing at times to see what we can do with our hair. Are You Ready For These Braided Hairstyles? For those of you that are searching for a new look we have put together something special for you. Dive into the pictures below and be inspired for what you can wear anytime you get ready. Some of you will choose to rock your natural hair. Many others will opt for grabbing some weave and hooking up something special. When we say special we are talking about looks like Ghana braids, kinky twists, senegalese twists, Marley twists or straight up tree braids. These are some of the hottest hairstyles I’ve have seen. Thanks for posting these pictures. Black braids are some of the dopest hairstyles on the internet. It’s special when a beautiful African American woman displays her unique look. Especially while wearing this style. Of course rappers and NBA players got in on the deal years ago. This caused more men to explode on the scene with their cornrows. Cornrows are still present in many online social media platforms. Yet, it’s dreadlocks and natural twisted fades that dominate the scene now. Whatever your choice, we have prepared to salute your braided hairstyles. Color, micro braids or edgy styling included. This goes double for weave. Let’s get to these wonderful pictures below for some serious inspiration. All seasons are on deck especially during the summer months. You gotta love your thirsty roots!! *************************** 1. Black Tank Top and Braids Source Beautiful long singles braids that are sweet and sassy. Be ready for any weekend with this style. Be prepared to be the start of many conversations among friends and people in passing.
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African Braids Styles

African hair braiding is very versatile: microbraids, cornrows, fishtail braids, blocky braids, black braided buns, twist braids, tree braids, hair bands, French braids and more are at your disposal. Once you pick a desired braiding style, thickness and have your hair braided, you may shape your braids into gorgeous hairstyles both for every day and special events.
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African Braids Styles

The African hair braiding styles own a wide range of shapes and styles for different demands. You can even find out some interesting hairstyles for kids in this post. These African hair braiding styles will be able to create a very trendy and neat look when compared with other hairstyles. To get a more fabulous look, you can also use your creativity to create more new patterns with some micro braids like Bob Marley, Ghana weaves or kinky braids.
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African Braids Styles

But what if I want to go for a different look? The world of African braiding is big, everyone. So big that it’s easy to get the different styles mixed up. There are even some out there that you probably have never even heard of! If you’re curious about rocking some braids soon, then you need to know exactly what kind you want to get without getting your Marley Twists and your Senegalese Twists mixed up. So here is a handy list of 8 different types of African braids that you should know about. Mark down your favorites, troll Pinterest for more examples and show your hairdresser your preferred look!

African Braids Styles

Ghana braids also known as Banana cornrows, use extensions that touch the scalp. Start by creating cornrow braids. As you go along, you need to add more synthetic hair so as to create bigger braids. This style which is also known as straight backs is considered as the best protective style for women who have naturally curly hair.
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African Braids Styles

Do you like this style? Have you rocked Ghana braids this summer? Ghana weaving can be worn on any occasions such as weddings, prom and others. Aside from making your look neat and beautiful, braids can also be used as a hiding place for a recorder. Braids are not only for women but also for men. In fact, Justin Bieber was recently spotted wearing cornrows.

African Braids Styles

Chunky cornrow braids, referred to as goddess braids, are perfect for days when you want to give your hair a break or when you are going on a beach vacation and would rather not worry about styling your strands every morning. The great thing about the braids of this size is that they don’t take too long to do and are easy to take out.
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African Braids Styles

Long, braided hair is a signature look for black girls and women. There are several types of braids, ranging from twists and locs to free-flowing box braids. Color, size, and design all come in a dazzling variety, and don’t forget accessories for individual braids!
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In African culture, there is a belief that a woman who has thick hair can bear several children. She can have many riches and farms. Members of the tribe are not permitted to have loose hair because it is a sign of mess, dirt and mourning. They are allowed to let their hair loose only during death ceremonies. An individual who has a well-groomed hair is considered healthy and well mannered. Women are encouraged to wear hair braids. It can also help them in attracting a partner. Braids can keep their hair away during fire dances.
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Mohawk braids are an easy way to try the shaved style without committing to actually cutting your hair. Also the possibilities are endless when it comes to styling the long section of your hair—you can cornrow it as shown, wear individual African braids, twists, or more.
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One of the reasons black women turn to braids is because they’re so versatile. In addition to forming the basis for many protective styles, braids work as stunning hairstyles with natural hair and weaves or extensions. For this fresh asymmetrical style, try curvy plaits with curvy partings – and don’t forget to keep those baby hairs slick and tamed.
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If you are being so blessed to born with frizzy hair, it will be a great idea for you to try out the African braiding styles. There will be plenty of ways about how to make braiding hairstyles for you to get a new look every day. You can make your braided your hair into a single complicated fishtail or tied up into a cute top knot. Today, let’s take a look at 17 creative African hair braiding styles with our photos below!
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Researchers say that braids were “in fashion” even 2000 years b.c. If they have survived till our time, there definitely must be something special in them, don’t you think? No wonder, every year world-famous designers experiment with braids at fashion shows. Fancy to know what’s new they offer!
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Although they are known as “boxer braids” now, this double braided look has been popular for quite some time. Despite being one of the most popular and, therefore, common braids hairstyles for black women, the addition of a fishtail braid at the end and platinum blonde streaks makes this look a step above the rest.
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Braids all over your head might be fun, but sometimes you want something simpler and classier, like this low braided bun with two plaits and a curved part. The braids are made of added hair, so, you don’t need to worry about the length of your hair.
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Today nobody is impressed by just plain braids. To upgrade your braided hairstyle, criss-cross braids, vary their thickness, try new angles, experiment with different variations of parts, and you’ll invent something unique, something that’s worth a double take.
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Take a ponytail to the next level with braids. Because the style is not very versatile, you want to introduce something quirky or fun into the look so that it doesn’t feel boring after a couple of days. Incorporating smaller braids, or wrapping hair around your ponytail holder are those simple touches that will keep it exciting.
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Tresses, falling on your face, always look very feminine and sexy. You can double the effect if you have them plaited into numerous thin tough braids or thick Ghana braids. This hairstyle rims and slims your face outstandingly.
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Keri Hilson also occasionally adopts the box braids trend, and she wears her braids in a modern way – without “baby hair” at front. Well, hers is sleeked cutely into a couple of tiny tendrils.

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