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25 Braided Bald Head Hairstyles Going Viral For Summer

The braided bald head or braided baldie as popularized by Monteria Chisholm aka Tookie Did It has been dubbed the hairstyle of the summer.

The LA based hairstylist explains that while it’s not a new hairstyle, she came up with the viral design when one of her clients wanted something out of the box and not the regular cornrows with a ponytail look.

The braided bald head is a freestyle stitch cornrow style where a single braid is woven continuously throughout the perimeter of the head and interconnected using different designs in different sections. The braid is then crocheted and sewn down to give the illusion of a bald head.

Known for her freestyle braided hair designs prowess, Tookie Did It combines beautiful patterns and designs alike such as flowers, hearts and butterflies to form what’s nothing that’s short of a masterful work of art.

The same intricate patterns used in the braided bald head hairstyle trace back their roots to the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade where cornrows were used by women to weave patterns and routes that were used for escape routes and to deliver secret messages.

If you’ve been thinking of hopping on the braided baldie trend, we have all the details you need.

Products you’ll need to create the braided bald head

  1. Shine n Jam.
  2. Duck bill hair clips.
  3. Crochet needle.
  4. Weaving needle & thread.
  5. Scalp oil.
  6. Mousse.

How to do the braided bald head

Before we start there’s three things you’ll need; a lot of patience, creativity, and attentiveness.

This is not a style you can breeze through which is where your patience will come in handy.

Given it’s a freestyle design, you can get as creative as you want. There’s no limit to how many patterns and designs you can incorporate.

Last but not least, you’ll need to pay attention when interconnecting the single braid throughout the different sections.

Ready? Set? Let’s go.

Start by deciding where you want your single braid to start. This could be the centre of the head or either side.

You’ll also need to pick a design and decide how many sections you want to have.

Part the hair using a rat tail comb and apply shine n jam to sleek down the divided sections and create neat parts.

For this style, only the client’s hair is used.

Braid the hair from the starting point and continuously weave it through your chosen sections and designs utilizing duck bill hair clips to secure the hair & keep track of every section you’ll pass the braid through.

As mentioned earlier your freestyle design can feature zig zags, flower designs, hearts or butterflies.

After you’re done passing your braid through all the sections and all the hair is braided, crochet it into the final section and sew it down using a thread and needle.

The end result should look like this.

@tookiedidit

Oil the scalp, apply some mousse, set it and you’re ready to rock your style.

Things to note before getting the braided bald head hairstyle

  1. This hairstyle is definitely not for everyone. The shape of your head will largely determine whether you end up loving or hating the hairstyle.
  2. If you have long and thick hair, getting this hairstyle might be a challenge. You may have to pay more since it will take smaller sections and very many twists and turns to utilise all your hair.
  3. While not necessary, utilizing the stitch braiding method will dramatically change how good the end product looks.
  4. The smaller the cornrows, the better they’ll look.
  5. This hairstyle is perfect for summer because you can throw your wig on and off as desired and still have a cute style when it comes off.

25 Braided Bald Head Hairstyles & Designs

Now that you know how to do the braided baldie, here’s 25 cute styles to save to your Pinterest boards and carry with you to your next hair appointment.

1) Burgundy Braided Bald Head Cornrows

Burgundy braided bald head cornrows
@diarradiditt

2) Burgundy Braided Baldie Cornrows

Burgundy braided baldie cornrows
@diarradiditt

3) Swirl Design Braided Bald Head Cornrows

swirl design braided bald cornrows
@honeyscomb

4) Freestyle Braided Baldie Cornrows

Freestyle braided bald head cornrows
@honeyscomb

5) Swirl Design Braided Bald Head Cornrows

swirl designs braided bald head design
@honeyscomb

6) Flower Design Braided Bald Head Hairstyle

flower design braided bald head cornrows
@77studiosllc

7) Leaf Design Braided Bald Head Cornrows

Freestyle braided bald head design, braided baldie hairstyle
@77studiosllc

8) Stitch Freestyle Braided Bald Head Cornrows

stitch freestyle braided bald head cornrows
@braided.with.precision

9) Heart Design x Swirls Braided Baldie Cornrows

thick braided bald head cornrows, thick bald baldie
@dolledbyz

10) Freestyle Braided Bald Head Cornrows

Freestyle braided baldie hairstyle , freestyle braided bald head cornrows
@africanbraidingcenterr

11) Burgundy Braided Baldie Cornrows

Burgundy braided bald head cornrows
@aceoflenghts

12) Flower Design Braided Bald Head Cornrows

flower design freestyle braided bald head hairstyle by tookie did it
@tookiedidit

13) Freestyle Braided Bald Head Cornrows

braided bald head hairstyle by cookie did it
@tookiedidit

14) Thick Braided Bald Head Cornrows

thick braided bald head cornrows
@slayedinbraids

15) Thick Braided Bald Head Cornrows

thick braided bald head cornrows
@k_s_l124125

16) Stitch Braided Bald Head Hairstyle

stitch braided bald head hairstyle

17) Medium Braided Bald Head Style

braided baldie, viral braided bald head hairstyle for summer
@raycharles9083

18) Braided Baldie

Diana eneje braided bald head hairstyle
@dianaeneje

19) Thick Braided Bald Head Hairstyle

Diana eneje braided bald head hairstyle, braided baldie hairstyle
@dianaeneje

20) Heart x Swirls Braided Baldie Style

heart and flower design braided bald head hairstyle
@nisaraye

22) Flower Design x Swirls Braided Bald Head

flower design and swirls braided baldie style, viral braided baldie style by cookie did it
@nisaraye

23) Flower Design Braided Baldie

flower design braided bald head style, flower design braided baldie style
@stylessbysena

24) Heart x Swirls Braided Bald Head

braided bald head, braided baldie style
@tressadore

25) Heart Design Braided Bald Head

The braided bald head cornrows with a heart design
@beyounique_22

Will you try the braided bald head/braided baldie hairstyle for summer? It’s a big YES for us.