Trending Braided Hairstyles for Black Women Featuring Price, Type of Hair Used & More
Braids date back to as early as 3500 BC. Over the years we have experienced a shift in braiding styles, techniques, and even colors. 2019 saw a further advancement in both tweaks to old styles and techniques as well as an emergence of new ones. In this article we’ll give you a detailed overview on top braided hairstyles, black braided hairstyles and trends for black girls and women in 2020. We will also be answering questions like;
- How long do braids last?
- Do braids make your hair grow faster?
- Do braids damage your hair?
- What kind of hair do you use for box braids?
- What are knotless braids?
- Are knotless braids better?
How long do braids last?
Depending on the hairstyle, braids can last for 3 to at most 5 weeks.
Do braids make your hair grow faster?
Braids don’t necessarily make your hair grow faster, but they are a great protective style. Protective styles allow your hair to remain undisturbed since they require little to no maintenance
Do braids damage your hair?
Unless your stylist braids too tightly around your edges, braids do not damage your hair.
What are knotless braids?
Knotless braids are the light weight and tension less version of box braids achieved using a method where the braid is fed into your natural hair to achieve a flatter look.
Are knotless braids better?
Their light weight nature and lack of a knot which is easier on the scalp) make them a go to for many.
What kind of hair do you use for box braids?
Box braids are an easy to do style and come in different colors, lengths & sizes including long, short, medium and chunky. How much does it cost to get box braids professionally done? Depending on your stylist’s skill level, length of the braids and the size, the price ranges from $100 to $200. If you prefer braided wigs, box braids lace wigs range from $150 to $250.
1) Large/Small Box Braids ( Long Length)
This type of box braids would take up to 4 hours and would cost you $150 to $200. Type of braiding hair needed can be 60 inch 12 packs of Queen B pre-scratched hair or Xpression hair.
2) Triangle Part Box Braids
As the name suggests, the hair is parted into triangle parts before braiding the hair. Depending on the length and size, this style can run you up to $120 to $140 and would take 3 to 4 hours. Xpression braiding hair or Queen B prescratched hair can be used.
3) Jumbo Box Braids
Jumbo box braids are known for their exaggerated size. Costs vary depending on length but a good estimate falls under $90 to $100. This style can be achieved using Xpression hair and would take up to 3 hours.
4) Bohemian Box Braids
Bohemian box braids can take up to 5 hours depending on the size and length. The cost also varies but it can go up to $210. Both Xpression braiding hair and Queen B prescratched hair can be used. The bohemian look is achieved by adding curly extensions at the bottom as you keep braiding the hair.
Knotless Box Braids
Preferred by many due to their tension less and light weight nature, knotless box braids are perfect for anyone who wants to get braids but is afraid of causing damage to their hair. For this hairstyle, xpression hair, kanekalon hair or queen b hair can be used. The cost can go up to $200 depending on the length and size.
Cornrows are an easy to do style that often takes a short time depending on the style. 2019 saw a popular trend of ‘feed in stitch in braids’ which is a popular braiding technique where more hair is added as you braid the hair to make it bigger. In 2020, the bohemian look where curly extensions are used at the bottom part of the braid will continue to be popular.
1) Feed in/ Stitch in Braids
Feed in braids come in different lengths and sizes. You can choose the number of feed in braids you would like. This also factors into the cost and duration. Premium X-pression braid hair is used. A rough cost estimate starts from $70 to $100.
Why are they called Lemonade braids? They were dubbed lemonade braids after Beyonce rocked them in her lemonade album. This is a great and lightweight style that’s perfect for any season. This style causes no strain on your edges. An hour or two is enough to get this style and the costs starts from $100 to $130. Premium Xpression braiding hair is used.