20 Braids for Black Women

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In the world of fashion, hairstyles come and hairstyles go, but black women braid hairstyles have become an increasingly popular alternative to chemical processing and other hairstyles that require higher maintenance.

Types of black women braid hairstyles:

We have chosen a few of the most popular black women braid hairstyles as examples of what can be done.

Cornrows: 

Cornrows are probably the most common type of braiding, even for those with short hair. They do not require a particular length of hair, and you do not need extensions to make them look good.

Micro Braids:

Micro braids (also known as pixie braids or invisible braids) are made when the hair is braided into incredibly thin plaits. These can be long or short, depending on preference. When the hair is long (or extensions are used) the braids can then be used to create up-dos or put into ponytails.

Up-Do:

The braided up do takes tight (usually long) braids and pinned up into complex patterns. The downside of a braided up do is that long hair or extensions are needed to create this style effectively.

Bob Marley:

An awesome choice for coarse hair, straight braiding can be done in several different ways; fish tails, or tying the braids up together to create a ponytail, or even leaving the braids straight to be dropped around the shoulders.

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