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Quick Braided Hairstyles For Black Hair

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Quick Braided Hairstyles For Black Hair

Traditional Cornrows Cornrows are a popular type of African American braid in which the hair lies closely against the scalp. Many times these braids are done by braiding professionals in intricate designs and are considered a form of hair art. Cornrow braids don’t have to appear in straight braids. Once the top portion of the head has been braided, the remaining portion of the hair can be braided or left down. When styling a hairstyle like this, it is important to add a product such as an SPF leave-in conditioner to the braids and scalp. This will keep the braided hair healthy, prevent frizzing and protect exposed scalp from harmful rays from the sun. Loose Cornrows Loose cornrows that are raised above the scalp can be added to the hair in a similar fashion to traditional cornrows. As with any style of cornrow, beads or other adornments can be added to the end of the braid to bring some color into the hair. Caring for these types of cornrows requires extra care, as they are not as resilient as traditional cornrows. Cornrow Braids With Messy Strands To add some sassy chic style to your cornrows, leave the ends of the hair strands unbraided and hanging free. Mixed Braids Braid styles can be used together to create intricate design styles that are quite literally hair art. To replicate this style, braid the crown in cornrows in a specified pattern. The hair below the earlobes could be braided into microbraids or a twisted braid style. Braided Ponytail With Cornrows Combining a few face-framing cornrows with a ponytail braid is a popular trend. Men's Cornrows African American men often wear braided hairstyles. Tight cornrows that scale the entire head are a popular option. This style needs to be washed and conditioned regularly to keep the hair healthy, but requires very little daily maintenance. Traditional Goddess Braids For a special look, some women choose to have their hair braided in an updo style that wraps around the head. This style is called a goddess braid, and there are many different ways to complete the styling. The hair can be fully braided and tucked under or around, or extensions or hairpieces can be added for extra volume and interest. Goddess Braid Variation To create a goddess braid variation, gather hair onto the crown and secure with an elastic band. Part the hair into two sections; braid one section of hair in traditional three strand plaits style and secure ends. Braid the other half of the hair in similar fashion and secure ends. Wrap the braids around the crown, secure with hairpins, and spritz with a spray moisturizer and oil to preserve the style. Goddess Braids with Cornrows Start with tiny cornrow braids on the crown that transition into chunky goddess braids wrapped around the crown for an updated take on the classic Greek goddess look. To protect the style, cover the hair at night with a sleep cap or scarf, and keep the hair well moisturized. Small and Large Combination Combining small traditional African American braids, such as box braids, with larger, loose braids is a unique way to create an eye-catching style. Creating a style like this will probably require braiding extensions into cornrows or microbraids, then having the loose, free-flowing hair braided into large, traditional braids. Two-Strand Twist Braids Like the name suggests, two strand twists use two strands of hair to create a twisted braid rather than using three strands of hair like many other braid styles. The size of twists varies greatly; smaller twists are perfect for using in other styles, like this partial updo, while large twists can be simpler to do and are less time consuming. Many women wear larger twists for one or two weeks; smaller twists may last longer with proper care. Short Two-Strand Beaded Twists Beads are a popular add-on enhancement for twisted braids (and three-strand braids). To get this look, simply twist or braid the hair. Moisturize with water and a moisturizing gel to seal the hair shaft while braiding. Once all the hair is braided, add beads to selected individual braids or all of them. Use small, ouchless rubber bands to secure the beads. These styles typically last about two to three weeks. Two-Strand Twists in a Ponytail Those who have long hair can gather their twisted braids into a ponytail To get this look, the twists are swept away from the face and secured back for a sleek, feminine look. Hair Weaves and Braids Hair weave techniques are often combined with braids to create lush hairstyles or add highlights. Stylists use synthetic or human hair extensions and incorporate the hair strands into a particular braid style such as cornrows or micro braids. For a fuller, more natural look, the hair ends can be left long and loose. Microbraids Microbraiding is a popular method of styling African American hair. Microbraids are typically used to add extensions to the hair. This is a popular way to add permanent extensions, as it doesn’t damage the hair as much as other methods. Styles like this have extensions braided into the top of the hair while the rest of the natural hair and the extensions hang loose in a free flowing manner. Many times the braids are so small that they are barely noticeable. Women planning on getting micro braids should expect to be at the salon for several hours and for multiple sessions, as this process tends to take a long time. Box Braids Box braids are small braids done to the entire head of hair. The braids are small, but large enough to be noticed. Most importantly, these braids are easy to maintain, and easy to style. Box braids can be left hanging straight or styled into an updo or ponytail, just like unbraided hair. It is important to keep the braided hair well conditioned and hydrated to ensure it doesn’t become damaged. The braiding technique for microbraids and box braids is similar; hair is sectioned off or “boxed” and then braided. The stylist teases out a few strands of hair for microbraids, but uses larger sections of hair for box braids. Expect to invest about 7 to 12 hours to get box braids, and 10 to 14 hours for microbraids. Box Braids with Extensions For fuller, longer looking box braids, synthetic or real hair extensions can be seamlessly braided in with actual hair. This will create long, full looking braids that are resistant to the normal wear and tear typical extensions fall victim to. Thick Chunky Braids Hair extensions are an easy way to get those thick, chunky braids that look so fashionable. Stylists weave hair extensions into the client’s natural hair to create thick braids that can be left hanging down or swept up in a variety of styles. Beribboned Braids For a romantic look, braid or twist ribbons into a two or three strand hair plait. Start a braid and plait a few strands. Use a bobby pin to attach the ribbon to the top of the braid, and incorporate the ribbon as the braided or twisted strands are fashioned. Secure at ends by knotting the ribbon ends and securing the braids with a tiny elastic band. Short Messy Braids Tiny plaits covering the head are an eye-catching way to rock short hair. The tight braids add texture and interest to the head and create an easy-to-care-for messy look. Layered Braids Intricate twists are trendy and quickly transform hair from humdrum to sensational. This style is the perfect way to disguise uneven hair lengths as layered hair grows back in, and the varying braid lengths add dimension and sassy style for a unique spin on traditional braids. Swept Up Braids Add interest to any hairstyle by combining braids with a super sleek bob. To replicate this look, the sides and crown are braided in cornrow braid and secured with a hair barrette at the back of the crown. The ends are combed into a bob. Because there is no part in the hair, this style adds maximum volume. Trendy Pixie Braids Braids don’t have to be tight against the scalp; indvidual braids that hang down and frame the face are perfect for wearing in pixie styles like this look. A Multitude of Braid Options Braids are a part of the rich heritage of black hairstyles, and today’s fashion-forward woman has many more options from which to choose than just the traditional three-strand plaits or cornrows. Goddess braids, microbraids, box braids and two strand twists are just a few of the many choices. Regardless of the length of one’s hair or face shape, there is an ideal braid style just waiting to be discovered.
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Quick Braided Hairstyles For Black Hair

Upon first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking these were just cornrows but before you carry on you should know these are not just new cornrow styles, these are goddess braid hairstyles. Those are something different… Consider to be one of those go-to styles, easy to live with, low-maintenance, etc., it’s a great design to pick when you’re trying to give hair that’s been over-treated or chemically treated, a break for a while. Let’s take a look: 1. Goddess Braids Chignon Hairstyle What makes them different from cornrows? Well, these goddess braid hairstyles are completed with larger braids, more pronounced than their counterparts. Instagram / kersti.pitre They generally lie on top of the scalp and usually with a center-parting, heading towards the back and nape of the neck in a halo-style. You can add to that innocent nature but doing yours like this one, the goddess braids chignon hairstyle, by twisting the braids together into a low bun and pinning into place. You could even consider wrapping a scarf around your bun for an extra accessory. 2. Four Goddess Braids Style Four? Why four? Why not is the question you should be asking. We love this four goddess braids style and we think you might just love it a little too. Instagram / conteh_hair_braiding Make sure your lines are neat and sharp and you’ll have a great time with this fun look. You can either leave the braids left loose down the back or design them up into a twist or bun design for those days you can’t be bothered to rock it down. The choice is down to you, these goddess braids are so versatile! 3. Elegant Updo For those occasions when only the very best will do, this elegant updo is a great design and if you wanted to bling it up a little more, you could even consider adding hair cuts to random strands with beautiful light reflecting metals and gems. Instagram / mzpritea If you’re going to rock these goddess braid hairstyles, make sure you have great conditioned hair to start with. This will pull the hair quite tight and if it is already damaged, you may find that it leaks to further breakage and hair that just won’t do as you say. 4. Purple and Blue Style When you have a rocking ‘do like this fabulous blue-haired beauty, you have every right to show it off and what better way to accentuate your style than with a brand new pop of color? Instagram / iamglamfreak You don’t need to go for blue of course, there are plenty of options to choose from, but there’s something about this purple, blue and black combo that makes us go a little weak at the knees. Boldly blue – we love it! 5. Goddess Fishtail Braid Updo A fishtail braid works a little differently from a normal braid but in this goddess braid hairstyle, it looks pretty fabulous don’t you think? Instagram / filthyrichtresses A fishtail braid uses four strands as opposed to three, and you alternative strands between both sides in order to get that braid-lined effect. It’s a bit tricky for a first-timer but after a couple of go’s (and a few YouTube tutorials), it didn’t take us long to pick up this new and funky braid technique. 6. Three Goddess Braids We’ve seen four goddess braid hairstyles so it makes sense to show you a similar look but this time, with three braids instead. Instagram / eboni_styles_ One braid, two braids, four, fifteen, it doesn’t matter. Pick a number and ask your hairstylist to go with it. You’re in control and there’s no right or wrong when it comes to beautiful hair styles like these. 7. Braided to the Back These braids have a number of different names associated with them from goddess braids hairstyles to halo crown, milk maid, goddess crown braids, and more. Instagram / hairby_beauti If you want a look like this that will stay in place for a while, you’re better off doing it on two-day old hair where the hair isn’t too oily or greasy but at the same time, not too dry, soft or fluffy like it can be when it’s just washed. 8. Cute & Simple Design Before you go for a stunning (but tight) look like this, make sure you undergo deep conditioning treatments for at least two weeks to ensure your hair is in good enough condition to withstand the tension and pressure about to be placed on it. Instagram / mzpritea The last thing you are going to want is further damage and breakage to your hair and although the look is considered low-maintenance and versatile, it still can cause some harm. 9. Caramel Brown Goddess Braids We showed you purple and blue and if they weren’t quite to your tastes, why not look at these goddess braid hairstyles with beautiful blends or caramel brown running through them. Instagram / eboni_styles_ The contrast in color between light and dark here works very well and it helps to add more depth to a one-dimensional look. Everything about goddess braids screams with texture so it makes sense to add more with a pop of color too. 10. Curved Style Ladylike and almost Greek-goddess in nature, what’s not to love about this curved style, another of the great goddess braids hairstyles that are simple, easy and versatile to wear both day to day and night to night. Instagram / riddlemetwists When you ensure your hair is moisturised and strong prior to having your cornrows or braids put in with a style this like, your new hairstyle will last longer and you’ll be less likely to suffer with that frizziness you can often find with afro hair in braids.

Quick Braided Hairstyles For Black Hair

Quick Braided Hairstyles For Black Hair
Quick Braided Hairstyles For Black Hair
Quick Braided Hairstyles For Black Hair
Quick Braided Hairstyles For Black Hair
Quick Braided Hairstyles For Black Hair

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