Despite a certain favorite braided hairstyles for Black women, Afro women are likely to use several different styles for different activities, such as for vacation, going to school, going to work, or just for everyday activities. Still, easy maintenance and caring styles are mostly preferred.
Curly and Twist Braided Hairstyles for Black Women
Curly braids are considered beneficial to add style and volume to any braid patterns. In the first step, create a standard braid in which the hair can hang straight down so that will be easy to curl. Use curling iron to roll the ends of the braided hair to the middle part of the braids. Make sure not to use too hot curling roller; otherwise that will only burn your hair and ruin the whole braids.
Then, twist braids are another alternative for those likely to achieve volume and naturally-textured hair. Twists are basically one of traditional braid variations. Take two strands of hair only, and then twist them neatly. Twist braids may not really look like a real braided style, yet it presents simple, textured, and natural curly patterns.
Partial Braided Hairstyles for Black Women
Partial braids are favorable not only for those having long hair though such braid style indeed work best for shoulder length or longer hair. Still, black women with short hair are possible to have such braid pattern.
The braids look very small and simple. The hair is braided halfway while the rest of the hair remains flowing and loose. Usually, the remaining hair will be curled with a curling iron to create more volume, loose curls, and also elegant looks.
In spite of having some differences from micro braids, many hair stylists consider both micro braids and partial braids the same as they both have only small braids in simple pattern. The partial braided hairstyles look casual but elegant as it is loose and having curled ends.
This is also widely used for weddings. For everyday usage, partial braided hairstyles also work well in ponytails or half up do.