Synthetic hair is typically used for creating box braids — a popular style choice among African American women. Three strands of hair form the braid with opposing strands crossing over one another. More »

Black braiding is extremely versatile, and there are countless methods for creating a visually appealing and long-lasting braided style, but some are more common than others. These common approaches include French braids... More »

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Micro braids can be worn loose with a middle or side part, in a ponytail, a bun, a French braid, and more. Micro braids are individual braids that can be so small the finished result almost looks like loose, free-flowing... More »

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Cornrows and box braids are braided hair styles for black natural hair. These styles are also popular among women who have a combination of natural and synthetic hair. More »

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Ways to style long hair include waves, straight, with bangs, ponytails, messy buns and braids. Partial updos are also good options. These involve pulling a small section of the hair up with a clip or hair tie while leavi... More »

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When crochet braiding natural hair, first place the hair against the scalp into flat cornrows that mimic the desired style of the braids. Open the package of natural hair to be braided, and cut it to twice the appropriat... More »

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Shred braids, box braids, cornrows, updos and headbands are some of the braided hairstyles worn by black women. These protective hairstyles last from days to months, and they minimize damage from chemicals and heat. Addi... More »

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