Braided Weave Hairstyles

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Braided Weave Hairstyles

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.

Braided Weave Hairstyles

These look like oversized cornrows. They are braided close to the scalp either on natural hair or with the use of extensions. The designs of hairstyles vary. It can be a crown braid updo, Mohawk braid and a low braided bun or a half up hairstyle with a headband braid, to name a few. More ideas with pictures can be found below.

Braided Weave Hairstyles

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A signature hairstyle is one show-stopping way to showcase your personality as well as your personal taste. Braided ‘dos are both protective and, clearly, gorgeous. Look for intricate braided hairstyles that both protect your natural hair and show it off to its best effect.

Braided Weave Hairstyles

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.

Braided Weave Hairstyles

Black braided hairstyles aren’t just beautiful, they are creative and practical. Two braids updos ride new wave of popularity, so don’t miss the trend and get something quite simple yet classy braided for your trip somewhere or just for a change to brighten up your casual life.

Braided Weave Hairstyles

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.

Braided Weave Hairstyles

This Empire-inspired faux hawk takes braided hair to the next level in its execution, intricacy, and literal height. It features several braiding styles, with natural braided hair along the sides and back. The twisted roll that forms the faux hawk and the cascade of braids spilling out of it are adaptable depending on personal preference — thick, thin, long, short, or medium length, just pick a style and type of hair you want to use for extensions.

Braided Weave Hairstyles

Braided updos are elegant and sophisticated but still fun, and they’re versatile and full of flavor, so every woman can choose her own style. This look begins with cornrows that lead to a thick, braided bun. High top knots such as this one are classy and compatible with any outfit.

facebook dialogPinterestfacebook dialogPinterestEmailDAVID LIVINGSTON/GETTY IMAGES; JOHN SCIULLI/STRINGERSummer is all about carefree style. When it's hot out, we prefer to stick to the “less is more” approach to our beauty routine. That's just one of the things that makes wearing wigs, weaves, and braids (also known as protective styles) throughout the summer so attractive; they're easy to maintain and give you a break from styling your natural hair. While this certainly makes life easier, it's still important to keep your hair and scalp healthy. We talked with natural-hair experts to get the best tips on how to keep your hair healthy and strong all summer long.Do the research to figure out which protective style will work best for your lifestyle and hair type.You May Also LikeHairReddit User Proves the Power of Conditioner With Dramatic Before and AfterHairMichelle Obama's Natural Hair Was Spotted on VacationThis is especially important if you are new to the world of wearing wigs, weaves and braids. Much like choosing a haircut, you want to find the best style that complements your overall style and is easiest on your natural hair texture. “No matter what time of year, it is best to choose a protective style that doesn't overly stress your own hair,” advises Lisa Price, founder of Carol's Daughter. “For example, I have a small spot on the top of my head that is thinner than the rest of my head—it is a hereditary thing on my mother's side of the family—so I choose styles that allow that to be what it is and not make it worse.”Anthony Dickey, hairstylist and owner of New York–based Hair Rules Salon, emphasizes that it's important to identify your curl type first, since not all hair weaves work for all hair types. “There are as many hair textures as there are shades of people,” says Dickey. “The grading system can help to determine how these terms apply to your texture and not someone else's.”Prep your natural hair before getting weaves or braids.”When it comes to caring for your hair, prior to installing a protective style you have to take extra precautions to assure the right amount of moisture is in your natural hair,” says Maria Antoinette, Cantu global artist. Make sure that your hair is clean first using a clarifying shampoo (like Ouidad Superfruit Renewal Clarifying Cream Shampoo) to get rid of any leftover residue from styling products. Then deep-condition your hair with a mask (Antoinette suggests Cantu Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque for Hair). For an extra moisturizing bonus, apply a plastic cap and sit under a steamer or heated dryer for about 15 minutes in order to let the product fully penetrate the hair shaft.If your hair is on the kinkier side, Dickey advises applying a golf-ball-size amount of your favorite leave-in conditioner and coconut oil to freshly cleansed and conditioned hair. Then blow out your hair using a blow-dryer and comb attachment before getting braids or adding in weaves. “The tighter your hair texture, the more required it is to prep your hair before you braid up or add in any weave,” Dickey says.facebook dialogPinterest2016 David LivingstonDon't keep protective styles in for too long.”Keeping styles in too long without giving hair a break is the biggest mistake women make while wearing protective styles,” says Tippi Shorter, Aveda global artistic director for textured hair. Shorter advises not wearing braids or weaves longer than six to eight weeks without taking it down and giving your hair and scalp a break. After having the style removed, schedule an appointment with your hairstylist for a trim. Also, remember never to sleep in wigs and be sure to remove them daily in order to give your scalp a chance to breathe.Keep your natural hair and scalp well cleansed and moisturized while wearing protective styles.Shorter suggests using a dropper to apply an oil like the Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil directly to the scalp. Use a light oil spray (like the OGX Coconut Oil Weightless Hydration Oil) to hydrate strands that are in braids or locs. Keep your weaves and braids clean by spraying weekly with a dry shampoo (we like Batiste Dry Shampoo) and keep your scalp clean with a specially formulated shampoo, like Organic Root Stimulator Herbal Cleanse Hair and Scalp Cleanse Shampoo.Avoid jumping into the ocean.According to Pantene stylist Kim Kimble, wigs and weaves don't do well in salt water. “It dries the scalp and mats the hair, dryness and breakage,” says Kimble.Protect your edges.Tight weaves and heavy braids can lead to traction alopecia, a type of progressive hair loss caused by putting the hair under constant strain or tension. “There is no coming back from tension alopecia,” says Lisa. “When the follicle comes out at the root, there is nothing else to do. That hair isn't coming back, so don't let anyone braid the hair too tightly along the hairline.” Just like your scalp, it's important to also keep your edges well maintained and moisturized with conditioner (like Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Edge Control Smoother)Buzzfeed: Watch This Woman Transform Into 11 Incredibly Easy Natural Hairstyles

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