Braids: Really Cool African Hairstyles

Although braids have been on the scene for many seasons, African-inspired braids are still not popular. A thousand miles from the bohemian mat, these are very small, very tight, and are considered either in total look, or small touches scattered in lengths.

How to make African braids?

  • Unravel the hair.
  • Start the braid at the forehead or above the skull.
  • Divide the hair into three equal sized strands.
  • Place the left wick on the middle one.
  • Put the right wick on the middle wick.
  • With the right hand, take a wick to add to the strand on the right. Then, pass this strand over the middle one.
  • Make the same gesture with the left strand.
  • Continue until the braid is finished making sure to tighten it.
  • Tie the end with a rubber band.
  • To be done with all the hair in a sporty chic spirit, or on the half head up to the ears for a more romantic look.

The African Braid, Who is it For?

Those who have a rather dense and thick hair, which avoids seeing too much skin. Even when they are adopted sparingly, African braids live better in generous hair.