40 Pop Smoke Braids Hairstyles

40 Pop Smoke Braids Hairstyles

Pop smoke braids are among the top trending braided hairstyles of 2020. Named after the late rapper who passed on in February, Pop smoke braids are Cornrow stitch in braids which are usually braided in groups of 4 on each side of the head using the stitch in method.

Depending on your desired size, Pop smoke braids can be done using the feed in method where more hair is fed in while braiding the hair to give it a thick appearance. They can also be done using the other method where the same amount of hair is used throughout.

While the pop smoke braids aren’t a new braided hairstyle, they’re often confused for the Fulani/tribal braids where a similar style of braiding and parting is used. 

In this article we’ll feature different pop smoke braids hairstyles from pop smoke braids with beads to pop smoke braids for kids. We’ll also feature 40 pop smoke braids ideas which are perfect even for short hair.

Pop smoke braids tutorial

Pop smoke braids are easy to do if you’re already familiar with the techniques used. For this hairstyle, Xpression braiding hair is preferred and the price can go as high as $150 depending on your desired length and size.

Start by washing the hair, deep conditioning and blow drying it. While it’s possible to get your hair braided without applying heat, the pop smoke braids done using the stitch in method tend to look more neat if the hair is blow dried pre braiding.

After blow drying/straightening it, the hair is sectioned into two parts by parting it at the middle. The sectioned parts are then further divided into 4 parts on each side. Edge control is then used to sleek down the baby hairs and gel  to ensure that the parts look extra neat.

The braiding hair is then gradually fed into the hair making the braid thicker as you move along. This part is optional. If you’d like to have the same size of braids from start to finish, use the same amount of hair and skip the feed in method. 

For a step by step detailed visual, check out the video linked below.


How to do Pop smoke braids on yourself

If you’re one of those people who can easily braid their own hair regardless of the hairstyle aka God’s favorite, here’s how you can do pop smoke braids on yourself.


40 Pop smoke braids hairstyles

1) Pop smoke braids with beads

Adding beads to your braids is one of the easiest ways of taking them from basic to wow. Add different beads at the ends of your braids to give them an extra pop.

Pop smoke braids with beads
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Pop smoke braids with beads
@mikasstyles

Pop smoke braids with beads
@worldwidejacarvis


Pop smoke braids with beads
@worldwidejacarvis


Pop smoke braids with beads
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Pop smoke braids with beads
@diamondalexusjavah


Pop smoke braids for kids

Pop smoke braids can also be rocked by kids. Use different beads or strings to accessorize the braids.

Pop smoke braids for kids on short hair
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Pop smoke braids for kids
@willa_lamia


Pop smoke braids on short hair
hair by @willa_lamia


Pop smoke braids for kids with beads
by @willa_lamia
Pop smoke braids for kids
@voiceofhair


Pop smoke braids

From jumbo pop smoke braids to pop smoke braids with curly ends.

Long jumbo pop smoke braids
@justbraidsinfo


Long pop smoke braids
@braidenvy_



Jumbo long pop smoke braids
@justbraidsinfo


Jumbo long pop smoke braids
@lizhairstyless

Pop smoke braids hairstyles
@trapstarbeauty


Pop smoke braids hairstyles
By @trapstarbeauty


Short jumbo pop smoke braids
@laurayah_coiffure


Short pop smoke braids
@kersti.pitre


Jumbo short pop smoke braids
@laurayah_coiffure


Pop smoke braids with beads
@justbraidsinfo


Pop smoke braids hairstyles
@_crownedk


Pop smoke braids with beads
@justbraidsinfo


Long pop smoke braids
@pinterest


Jumbo pop smoke braids
@tooaliyah_


Jumbo pop smoke braids
@therealarij


Bohemian pop smoke braids
@filthyrichtresses


Jumbo pop smoke braids
@saddidystylez_


Orche pop smoke braids
@yannasbraids


Pop smoke braids with curly ends
by @mikasstyles


Pop smoke braids hairstyles
@mikasstyles


Pop smoke braids with curly ends
@mikasstyles


Pop smoke braids hairstyles
@pearlthemobilestylist


Pop smoke braids with curly ends
@mikasstyles


Long pop smoke braids
@maradidmyhair


Long pop smoke braids
@braidbymamacita


Jumbo pop smoke braids
@hairbyah_


Zigzag pop smoke braids
@1755braids


Pop smoke braids hairstyle
@diamondalexusjavauh


Pop smoke braids  with beads
@ciah.braids

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