Check out these black braid hairstyles galleries of beautiful black women with different types of braid hairstyles. There are micros, cornrows and a variety of other celebrity dos. Braids are a great way to style your hair, if you want a lasting, low maintenance look. I like the fact that you can style braids in so many different ways. The hairstyle is so versatile.

Black Braid Hairstyles, Cornrows, and More

Cornrows are probably the most popular and well-known of the black braided hairstyles. Borne from traditional African heritage, cornrows (canerows) are braided close to the scalp in a continuous, raised row. They can be decorated with beads or shells and left in for weeks at a time.

Fishtail braids are ‘long hair’ braids and are mainly considered a style for women. This type of braid is one that is more traditional and familiar in that it appears to be similar to a traditional French braid.

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Micro Braid Hairstyles

Micro braids, cornrows, fishtail braids, blocky braids, black braided buns, twist braids, and tree braids are all options available when considering a black braided hairstyle.

Micro braids are made up of dozens or hundreds of small single braids. This type of braid offers an elegant look that is still relatively rare, but unique and in high demand. Different styles of micro braids are available and with this type of braid, there is the option of using rollers or a curling iron to style it.

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Long Hairstyles for Black Women

Blocky (box) braids are larger than micro braids, but offer the same versatility of design as micro braids.

Black Hair Updos

Black braided updos are swing styles that are meant to be elegant. The hair is braided and pulled up off the neck in something like a bun to create a more refined look.

Twist braids are created by taking two pieces of hair and twisting them together to create a unique design. This style works better with longer hair.

Tree braids are a more natural style in appearance. The roots of the individual’s hair are braided into cornrows or individually braided, while the ends are left loose and leave the wearer with a loose, natural appearance.

Black braided hairstyles offer several diverse options for creating a unique, satisfying look. With easy maintenance, along with comfort and style – black braided styles are a great way to prepare for everything from elegant events such as weddings to simply finding a way to keep long hair off a neck in the hot days of summer.

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With so many different styles of braids available, finding the right one can be a challenge. The best thing to do is consider your situation and choose a style that not only matches your lifestyle, but offers a way for you to express yourself as well.

Whether choosing cornrows, micro braids, or other braids – black braided hairstyles are a versatile way to maintain difficult hair while allowing for style and comfort. Along with those benefits, the added benefit of low maintenance is another consideration to those thinking of committing to a braided hairstyle and may be the most important factor, depending on your situation.