Skip to Content

40 Heart Braids Braided Hairstyle Ideas for Black Women

40 Heart Braids Braided Hairstyle Ideas for Black Women

Heart braids are a braided hairstyle design where a shape in the form of a love heart is used.

Heart braids or the heart braid design if you like, can be incorporated into different hairstyles like cornrows, lemonade braids & more.

The stitch braiding method is commonly used when doing the heart braid design.

The heart braid design can be done in the middle of the head, back of the head & the sides.

Many stylists use the criss cross design together with the heart braid design to form intricate patterns that are a pure work of art.

We’re often tempted to start these blog posts with ”One thing about black braiders?” and ”Black braiders did it again” because the artistry that goes into these braided designs is not talked about enough!

But we digress.

Black Beauty Bombshells is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates program. At no additional cost to you, We earn a small commission on qualifying purchases.

Like with any braided hairstyle, you’ll need:

1) A rat tail comb.

2) Shine n jam.

3) Prestretched braiding hair.

How to do a braided heart design

Start by figuring out where you want the love heart shape design to be.

As mentioned earlier, this could be at the side of the head, back, the whole head or the middle.

After you figure that out, you’ll want to do an outline using your comb.

If your love heart will be at the side of the head, place the comb at the centre of the person’s eyebrows to get an idea of the outline and part the hair into a c type shape.

The first one will be a round c but the next one will be a c shape that goes all the way down to where the ear starts.

At this point, you should be able to see the heart form.

Bigger heart shapes tend to look better and pop more because the curve is usually defined.

Apply shine n jam on the parted heart shape design and go over it again with a comb.

This makes for very clean and neat parts.

The side of the heart where the hairline is should naturally form a point, unlike the other one where you get a defined point by carefully parting a round c shape.

Twist the hair at the centre of the heart shape to make sure you have the perfect heart shape design.

Once you’re satisfied with the heart shape, part the hair down the middle and apply shine n jam to this section too.

You should have two equal halves of a heart if you do it properly.

Pin one side of the heart that you sectioned into two parts up and start working on the outer most one.

To get the part of the heart that curves, you’ll part the hair diagonally starting at the outer most point of that side.

Make sure you don’t part diagonally too far down.

You’ll then start braiding the heart from the inner corner as you move upwards.

Depending on which one of the stitch braiding methods you use, you’ll keep braiding upwards until you get to the end of the diagonal part.

The end of the diagonal part is where you’ll make the curve by connecting the braid to the hair at the bottom.

Again, if the parting is done properly, the curve should form naturally.

The key is switching the direction of your hands when braiding.

The part where you connect the diagonal section to the hair at the bottom is where you’ll start adding the braiding hair.

Remember to only use small bits of braiding hair so that the heart shape doesn’t look too bulky.

The process will be the same for the other half side of the heart that you pinned up.

Another important thing to note is to make sure the diagonally parted sections line up at the middle.

After you’re done with your braided heart, you’ll connect them using a thread and needle.

You can always opt to braid them together instead of sewing them.

For a detailed visual, refer to the video below.

How to do heart part knotless braids

This new trendy heart braids design features heart shaped parts that are braided into a single box braid using the knotless method.

Multiple heart part knotless braids
@miaonthehair

For a detailed visual, please watch the video below.

40 heart braids braided hairstyle ideas you need to try

Now that you know how to do a braided heart design, here’s 30 heart braided hairstyle ideas you absolutely need to try.

1) Cornrow heart braids

two heart braids cornrows
@braidedplugldn

2) Double heart cornrow braids

double heart cornrow stitch braids
@savsstyles

3) Stitch heart braids

heart braid cornrows with two braids at the front
@savsstyles

4) Stitch heart criss cross braids

heart braid cornrows with two braids at the front
@savsstyles

5) Burgundy heart cornrow braids

double heart braid cornrows with two braids at the front
@savsstyles

6) Burgundy heart cornrows

double heart braid burgundy cornrows with two braids at the fronts
@savsstyles

7) Stitch heart braids

criss cross stitch cornrow braids with a heart shape design
@hairby.leelee

8) Stitch straight back heart braids

stitch cornrow heart braids
@braids_by_antoinette

9) Heart braids cornrows

heart braid into s shape cornrows
@braids_by_antoinette

10) Double heart cornrow braids

double heart braid cornrows
@savsstyles

11) Burgundy heart braid cornrows

Burgundy heart braid into a cornrow
@beebeestylesz

12) Criss cross heart cornrows

criss cross heart cornrow braids
@friostyles

13) Middle part heart braids

middle part cornrow heart braids with curls
@the_braided_xperience

14) Cornrow heart braids

stitch cornrow braids with a heart shape
@savsstyles

15) Knotlesss heart braids

jumbo knotless braids with a heart shape design
@pearlthestylist_

16) Jumbo knotlesss heart braids

jumbo knotless braids with a heart shape design
@pearlthestylist_

17) Two heart braids into cornrows

two heart braids into jumbo cornrows

18) Stitch cornrows with a heart braid design

stitch cornrow braids with a heart design
@braided__

19) Cornrow heart braids with curls

stitch cornrow braids with a heart design and curly ends
@braided__

20) Two bun cornrow heart braids

double heart cornrows in two buns
@braidplugldn

21) Lemonade heart braids

lemonade heart braids
@thetouchofnature

22) Queen of hearts knotless braids

full head of heart shaped  knotless braids
@hairbybriii__

23) Knotless heart braids

knotless heart braids
@hairbybriii__

24) Long knotless heart braids

knotless heart braids with beads
@hairbybriii__

25) Jumbo knotless heart braids

knotless braids with a heart design
@hairbybriii__

26) Stitch cornrow braids with a heart

stitch braids with a heart
@neyhairs_

27) Medium knotless braids with a heart

knotless braids with curly ends with a heart
@des.dabratt_

28) Knotless braids with two hearts

knotless braids with curly ends with a heart
@des.dabratt_

29) Heart part knotless braids

heart part knotless braids
@quita_j

30) Ponytail stitch braids with a heart

heart stitch ponytail braids
@yooabigail

31) Burgundy stitch braids with a heart

burgundy stitch cornrow braids with a heart
@savsstyles

32) Tribal twists braids with a heart

blonde tribal fulani twist braids with a heart
@braidsby_veronica

33) Jumbo bohemian braids with a heart

jumbo bohemian knotless braids with a heart
@jpeddless

34) Freestyle stitch braids with a heart

stitch cornrow braids with a heart
@kyhairraven_

35) Stitch feed in cornrows with a heart

Cornrow stitch braids with a heart
@jpeddless

36) Jumbo ponytail stitch braids with a heart

stitch ponytail cornrows with a heart
@yooabigail

37) Heart knotless braids with curly ends

heart part knotless braids with curly ends
@savsstyles

38) Mixed colors tribal braids with a heart

mixed colors tribal fulani braids with a heart
@melsxbeautyhair

39) Feed in braids with a curly sew in with a heart

feed in stitch braids with a quick weave curly hair sew in with a heart
@savsstyles

40) Lemonade braids with a heart

lemonade braids with curly ends with a heart
@savsstyles

Which heart braids hairstyle will you be trying?

25 heart braids hairstyle ideas for black girls and women
@savsstyles
Follow Us