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Curl your hair first for added texture, so the braid has more grip — you can even coat it with some hairspray. Next, create a deep part on the right (this will allow more braid to show straight on), and then pull your hair over your left shoulder. Begin creating a regular French braid, pulling pieces from your hairline each time, and braid past your ear. Clip off the braid so it doesn’t unravel. Then, from your right temple, French braid the rest of the hair, following the nape of your neck until it meets the first braid.
You already know how to three-strand braid (and have since you were, like, 5), but if you’ve ever seen a more complicated braid and wondered, How the eff do I do that? keep reading. From a fishtail to a chain braid, Kayley Pak, braid specialist at the John Barrett Salon in Bergdorf Goodman, shows and tells you how to weave the perfect plait.
With your hair down and over to the right, choose a small section of hair an inch back from your hairline and three-strand braid it. Secure it with a hair tie. Next, an inch back from the first braid, create a French braid using larger sections and secure with an elastic band. Finally, take all your hair, split it into two, and rope braid it, incorporating the two initial braids you made into it. Secure at the ends.
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.
Start by sectioning your hair into pigtails and divide each section into two (this is instead of three sections, like you would for a regular braid). Next, hold both sections in one hand, separated by your pointer finger, and use your other hand to grab a small piece of hair from the outside of one section. Pull the strand over to the other half, and then take a piece from the outside of that section and braid the opposite way. Keep braiding until you’ve just about reached the ends and finish it with an elastic. It’s even better if it’s messy, so pull out some strands and stretch out the braid for an intentionally undone look. Finally, take a selfie (newsboy cap optional.)
Cornrow hairstyles are not just signature styles for black hair, they’re deeply cultural hairstyles for black women and men. The rows are cute in geometric patterns, which highlight the skill and artistry that go into crafting these hairstyles. The thickly woven braiding on top can be achieved with natural hair or extensions.
Part your hair down the center. Starting at the nape of your neck on your left side, begin creating an inverted French braid following your hairline. Continue doing so the entire way around your head until you’ve braiding all your hair. Finally, tuck the secured ends under the braid and you’re done!
Next, braid the remaining bottom half of your hair in a regular three-strand braid and wrap it into a bun. Bobby pin it to keep it secure. Finally, wrap the two crisscrossed braids around the first bun and pin it into place.
Grab a section of hair from the nape of your neck and braid it, leaving the rest of your hair over your opposite shoulder. Then, take the remaining hair and wrap it under and over your braid, creating a coiled, piece-y effect, until you’ve reached the hair tie. Finally, tuck the wrapped hair into the elastic and voilà!
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.
No need to rock a fully braided style to get the effect. Braid the back, leaving room in the front for bouncy spiral curls. This style works well with short to medium hair length, as it does not require much length to complete.