Braids like these will make you look stylish for any occasion. You can recreate this look or you can choose braids and curls in a shorter length too. Before starting with any protective style, you need to make sure your natural hair is well prepared. Remember, some styles like goddess braids can stay for 4 to 6 weeks, so it is crucial to protect and prepare your natural hair so it can grow.
Use four to five goddess braids down the center of your scalp to achieve this look. This is one of the sleekest braided-bun hairstyles for Black hair, allowing for volume and poise. This type of braided style is lightweight, and it’s perfect for a carefree look. This chic look toes the line just between a Fulani braid and goddess braid. It’s a good in-between size if you’re looking to test the waters into cornrows or micro braids. Want to really play up the goddess in goddess braids?
Using your natural hair as one of the three braiding sections, begin to three-strand plait your hair in with the extension hair. Section your natural hair into four sections with your rat tail comb. Take your time while parting, as clean parts are necessary for this style. Then, secure three of the four sections with a rubber band, butterfly clip, or braid. You may be excited to get into the braiding process, but it’s imperative not to neglect your natural hair. The information in the following sections will help you get your natural hair ready.
Here, waves, coils, curls, straight, and even no strands all come together as one community. Let’s connect, educate, and inspire each other through hair. Like all other hair style, you can accessorize your hair with cowries or braid rings. Kenneth Byrd holds a BS in Accounting and Management Information Systems and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a serial hair blogger that has been writing about hair care since 2008, when he co-founded Curl Centric and Natural Hair Box. Curl Centric is a website operated by a husband and wife team that encourages healthy hair care.
The time trade-off is so worth it, though, since you can keep goddess braids in for up to six weeks. Next, we have gorgeous curtain bangs with black hair long goddess braids. These braids are quite thin so you can see how braid thickness will change how your hair looks.
You might have heard about bohemian box braids and are wondering what they are and how to achieve the look. Goddess braids are a beautiful protective style that is popular for many reasons. Shanice Crystal’s hairdresser braids six sections of her braids into large braids before dipping them in hot water for the setting process. After some time, she unravels the large braids revealing a gorgeous wavy look. After a few weeks of looking fabulous in your goddess locs, it’s time to take them down.
You have successfully goddess braided your hair! Now, let’s jump into all the awesome ways you can style them. Combine your hair extensions with your natural hair by dividing the latter also into 3 sections. Add some texture to your braided goddess pigtails by leaving your hair in voluminous waterfall curls. If your curls could use a boost to be this bouncy, don’t be afraid to whip out a curling wand, iron, or roller. Chunky braids are just less fuss, and they look phenomenal.
Anyone who’s seen the style will agree that goddess box braids exude a rare, carefree beauty that’s impossible to ignore. Although goddess braids are chunkier than normal cornrows, that doesn’t mean they all have to be the same size. Marsai Martin shows how eclectic you can be with this style. Solange is always raising the bar with her hairdos. These platinum-blonde goddess braids and shells will really turn heads.
Medium bohemian box braids will take anywhere from four-to-five hours and a jumbo size will probably set you back two-to-three hours. Feel like a Queen with this next hairstyle. Some are left loose and some are tied high on the head into a bun. The half bun look is so trendy and the hairstyle can be glammed up or down to suit any occasion. Recreate this or you can use a ponytail instead of a bun.
That is why we share some other interesting techniques to try. And not damaging to hair, so she assured me that she wouldn’t braid my hair so tight that it would cause my scalp to scream, which I was very grateful for. Overall the process took only five and a half hours, which is two to three hours less than a typical braiding session.