101 Different Braids Styles That Will Make You Want To Get Yours Now!

March 13, 2017

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This is a box braids appreciation post.

And by braids I mean single braids. We’ll get to cornrows another day. After I had my baby, I couldn’t find the time to take good care of my natural hair like I used to. I had to resort to my favourite protective style, braids. Just like everything else, braids – how we install them and the way they look – are evolving. Meanwhile the traditional box braids remain an all time favourite, there are so many finished looks you can achieve these days with braids. If you’re planning to get braids, this post should hopefully serve as an inspiration board of ideas on how limitless your choices are!

Size Matters – Achieve that classic Poetic Justice look by going for chunky box braids.

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About that Bob Life – Ditch the waist length braids and opt for sleek cropped braids that frame your face instead.

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Plot Twist – Instead of regular three strand braids, opt for a a twist out. They’re easier and quicker too!

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Yarn for More – Add texture and desired roughness to your braids by using textured extensions such as yarn or Afro Marley hair instead.

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Faux Dreads – Fancy the loc look? Achieve it without sacrificing your hair length and growth progress by installing faux dreads. It takes a bit longer than regular braids to install but well worth the extra hour or two!

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Goddess Locs – The 2.0 version of faux dreadlocs. Faux locs with a curly twist if you will. I HAD to have them installed. My favourite braids style to date. (See No. 51 picture below).

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Out of the Box – Add personality to good old box braids by playing with colours and accessories. Go bold or go home.

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Micro Box Braids – Not for the faint hearted. Most people opt for chunky braids as they’re less time consuming. Micro braids take twice as long. I love how they look but never been brave enough to attempt sitting through it.

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Good Ole Box Braids – Sometimes we just fancy keeping it 100% original. No embellishments or fads. Just good old traditional box braids.

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Hey, you made it to the end of this list! Which styles were your favourite? Did you get inspired to try any? If there’s more braid styles that I’ve left out (which I’m sure that I have) please do drop details below.

Lydia x

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Dan says:

    Gorgeous braids :)https://stylewithsubstance.net/

  2. I feel like a winner seeing as ive tried most of these styles already!! Braids stay forever winning.

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