Black is beautiful. It may seem like an overrated statement or sometimes even an underrated statement, but nothing holds more authentic than the fact that black is absolutely beautiful. And the same is the case when it comes to black hairstyles. Most black hair is either very thick or very curly hair and the best solution up until now has always been braids. To any boring hairstyle, braids have the ability to add a fresh breath of life and make it look times stunning. Along with this, braids hairstyle serves as an excellent protective hairstyle too so there is no reason why you shouldn’t try them out. With many and many hairstyles being out there, we have simplified the process by choosing 21 best black braided hairstyles.
21 Most Ravishing Black Hairstyles with Braids
All of the hair has been divided into various thin sections and tied as straight cornrow braids. It is a good protective hairstyle too and helps to maintain your hair properly. Best suited hairstyle for those who have really thin hair as well as thick hair, this hairstyles is quite adaptable for almost all types of hair. It’s quite a casual and basic look too so if you want to glam it up a little, then you can choose to get your hair highlighted in different shades or even add some good accessories.
Thick Box Braids
A hairstyle that is made for all those people who have extremely thick hair and sometimes find that managing such voluminous hair to be quite a task. The hair has simply been parted into various box sections and then each of these sections has been braided up, thus the name box braids. If you want, you can also take a few sections of the braids and tuck it on the back to make a stylish hairstyle or you can just let it flow freely.
This is another braids style that is similar to box braids itself, but what makes this style stand out is that it has been painted in a beautiful shade of blue all over the bottom part. This makes it quite a unique hairstyle, and the blue color just looks lovely. Experiment with different colors will also do the trick as long as you make sure that your long hair is done in this braids style. A protective style that also looks amazing. Sure to make you look your best no matter where you go.
Extra Thick Braids
Well, this is quite a voluminous hairstyle. The way the hair has been tied up as a huge braid on the top simply looks stunning. Well, we do have to agree that it is also a very unusual hairstyle too. So if you are someone who loves to try out bold and creative new looks, then you should definitely give this one a try. The entire section of the hair has been slickly pulled back and then onto the side of the head, extra-thick sections of hair have been lifted and braided to form a crown-like hairdo. A crown in the middle of your head does a great job of changing your face structure and making it appear much more attractive.
Ponytail Braided Hair
Wow, what a cool way to combine both ponytail and braids into your everyday hairstyle. Quite a versatile hairstyle if we must say. And you can look at your dapper self even when keeping your hair properly maintained. Simply pull back all of your hair very neatly and tie it into a high ponytail. Make sure the ponytail is high enough because then only you can do the braids well. It’s a given that you must have hair of at least significant length to make the braids properly done.
High Crown Updo
This hairstyle is all about giving you major queen vibes with just a single hairstyle. The hair has been significantly lifted to create that crown like up-do. You can also notice that some of the hair on the front has also been casually swept to the sides and along with the lifted crown section, this makes for a brilliant hairstyle, especially if you are someone who has much curly hair. What better way to show off all those messy curls than with a classic and stunning and shaggy hairstyle, right?
Coral Blue Braids
A lovely shade of coral blue has been painted at the bottom section of the hair, making it very visible when the hair is sectioned and tied up into long cornrow like braids. The braids look amazing as they have been done very neatly too. This hairstyle is also one that goes perfectly well with almost all types and structures of hair, thus making it a household favorite among many lovely ladies out there. The colour is totally the highlight of this look since coral or light blue colours like this are not always seen worn by people making it a unique shade that is used for highlighting.
Braided Double Headband
Been waiting to buy a brand new round headband to wear around your forehead? Well, before you head to the store to buy a new one, take a look at this headband hairstyle which features double headbands as a bonus. Take long sections of hair and tightly braid it all across its length. Then simply make it go round your head, not forgetting to touch your forehead too. Similarly, take some more sections of hair and make one more headband with braids. Leave the rest of the hair flowing freely on the back. The remaining hair on the front can be pulled back into a hair bun.
Braids with Multicolored Beads
A beads cum braids hairstyle has always been an integral part of Afro hairstyles and this one shown here is no exception to that fact. The hair has been divided into various thin sections and tightly braided throughout its length. At the end of each of these sections, you can notice that the hair has been accessorized with multi-colored beads which simply add some glam to the overall look.
What a stunning work of art has been created with this braided hairstyle. It looks truly amazing. The braids have been styled in a curvy manner all across the head, making it one hell of a style that can be created with just a simple braided style. The curvy braids also look as if they keep on flowing, and this is what makes them look unique and different from the rest of the hairstyles.
Side Parted Ringlets
Got really curly coil-like hair? Then check this hairstyle out. It is a perfect look for when you need to make a stylish hairstyle without much effort, that too instantly. Perfectly suited hairstyle for anyone who has really thick or medium thick hair and those who want to keep their curly hair maintained properly.
Double Side Braids
Well, well, a classy hairstyle that will also bring out your inner feminine beauty. Braids have this classic beauty about them that no matter what hairstyle you combine it with, be it any dope or rock hairstyle, simply adding a few braided strands to it will transform the entire look. To get this hairstyle, first part your hair to both the sides and then start braiding them along both sides. After you have finished braiding through the entire length of the hair, at the back, you can neatly tuck it in or pin it up into a long bun style.
Long Ponytail and Fishtail Braids
Now here is a gorgeous hairstyle that is specifically made for those beauties out there who have extra long and extra thick hair—wondering how you can style your hair in a stylish but also in a very protective manner? Then look no further because this hairstyle is especially tailored for such people. On the top, the hair has been divided into three large sections and the hair has been thinly braided with wider and longer strands of hair being pulled out to create the braid. After this, the hair is pulled back into a ponytail cum bun style and then the rest of the hair is styled as a loose and kind of messy fishtail braids style.
Thin Braids and Extensions
For those of you who want to try out long hair but only got short hair, then extensions are always a great choice. In this style, the upper section of the hair has been divided into thin sections of braids while the extensions make their way throughout the remaining length of the hair. This makes the hair fall very gorgeously even with the thin braids being present. A lovely and rare hairstyle, people, should definitely check out.
Two Sided Braids
This one is for those people who have really long and thick hair. It’s actually a simple and basic hairstyle itself but the way it has been done with such neatness and grace makes it stand apart. Simply part your hair into two sections in the middle and start working on your braids by making them thicker at the top and thinner as they go down till the tip. Headbands, hats, caps, or any other accessories will add a touch of sportiness to this look and that would be all you need to look your best.
Braided Bun Style with an Undercut
Braids and buns and an undercut- Surely, they make for an interesting combo. And you can just take a glance at this picture to know that this is true. An undercut combines with braids might seem like a very unconventional hairstyle but trust us on that part because we guarantee you that you will look like a million dollars with a stunning hairstyle like this one. Only the hair on the upper sections has been thinly braided and brought to the back and then they have been combined together into a cute little bun. The undercut definitely makes this style look very dope and funky.
Short Braided Bob
Even with a short bob hairstyle, you just need to braid all your hair by dividing it into various sections and you will surely get an amazing braids hairstyle? Wondering whether it’s true? Well, try it out for yourself and you will know that what we’re saying is 100% true only. A short braids style is one of the best hairstyles to try out, which will also give you maximum maintenance.
Bun Braids and Pearl Beads
The title or name of this hairstyle is slightly rhyming, and we love how we came up with that. Moving on to the beauty of this hairstyle, we’re also absolutely in love with that. The curly Afro hair has been subtly braided gorgeously and then pulled towards the back to tie it into a low lying bun. A very classy look that is unbeatable in terms of its style and beauty. And the decoration that has been done on the hair, as well as the outfit with the faux pearls, makes the overall look become absolutely stunning.
High Ponytail Hair
Whoa, here is another amazing look that you can create with really curly and really long hair. The hair on the front has been tightly and slickly pulled back up into a very high ponytail and the rest of the curly hair which looks like the shape of ringlets, has simply been tied up into that ponytail itself and let down flowing freely. A statement hairpiece has also been added at the center to take this look to the next level and make it appear red carpet-worthy.
Shaved Sides and French Braids
Out of all the hairstyles we have listed here in this article, this is surely the edgiest, trendiest and coolest hairstyle out of it all. Simply in awe about how this entire hairstyle looks. The shaved sides have been complemented with a brilliant french braid too which we have to say is a combination that none of us previously thought about until we stumbled upon this gorgeous haircut. This is a very intricate hairstyle too because several individual braids have been bought together and combined into one large french braid at the center of the head.
Black and White Braids in a Long Ponytail
And to end this list of braided hairstyles, here is a stunning ponytail braided hairstyle. A perfect look that can be worn on your lazy days. Moreover, it’s a protective braids hairstyle so you can wear it for quite a few days without worrying about changing your style every other day. Braided in the style of cornrows till the very end, the bottom part of the hair has also been highlighted in a stark white shade which contrasts really well against the black colour.
As this list has come to an end, you would have understood that braids are indeed a work of art no matter what type, style, length or size they have been styled in. They also provide a space for creativity and innovation as with braids hairstyles, you can experiment in a wide variety of ways to create beautiful looks. Braids have been an integral part of African hairstyles since traditional times itself, and they are still important in today’s times too.