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70 Stunning Stitch Braids Hairstyles For 2024

Stitch braids are a type of braided hairstyle which are achieved using the stitch in braiding technique. In stitch braids, the hair is sectioned into thin or thick horizontal lines. The horizontal lines are then braided into a cornrow using braiding hair.

Stitch braids are often done through use of a feed in process where more hair is added as you keep braiding the hair.

If you’re a lover of braids, you know that there are a ton of ways, styles and even techniques that  can be used  to come up with the most amazing hairstyles.

From flower braid designs to using different mixtures of braiding hair to come up with the perfect faux locs texture, black hairstylists everywhere are always outdoing themselves.

In this article, we’ll take a look stitch braids.

We’ll cover things such as how long do stitch braids last and how to maintain stitch braids.

We’re also going to be featuring details such as the price, different stitch braids tutorials and 70 stitch braids hairstyles.

How long do stitch braids last?

Stitch braids can last for 4 to 7 weeks depending on your hair texture. Stitch braids/lines tend to unravel fast on some hair textures.

How do you maintain stitch braids?

Stitch braids can be maintained by using a cloth or cotton ball with dry shampoo to clean your scalp, an anti itch oil for when your scalp starts to itch and wearing a silk bonnet or wrapping a scarf when you go to sleep.

How much do stitch braids cost?

The cost of stitch braids ranges from $80 to $150 depending on the size, complexity and length of your desired hairstyle.

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How to Stitch braids:preparation & products used

Stitch braids can be done using different methods.

The rubber band method and the no rubber band method.


In both methods, the hair is cleaned, straightened (optional) or stretched and then sectioned.

Products such as shine n jam are used to sleek the hair, a rat tail comb for clean parted sections and mousse to give the hair a silky and smooth finish.

If you want a maximum hold, Gummy Professional Gel is recommended and is what is used in the viral hand stitch braids videos.

Stitch braids rubber band method tutorial

In the rubber band method, the horizontally sectioned lines are each held together using a rubber band before they’re braided into a cornrow.


Find a step by step visual in the video below.

YouTube video

Stitch braids no rubber band tutorial

In this one, the hair stylist sleeks the hair using shine n jam and uses a combination of a comb and their fingers/nails to section the horizontal parts as they move along.


Find a step by step visual in the video below.

YouTube video

How to do hand stitch braids

This method involves using your pinky finger to section the horizontal lines that create the stitches that you braid into a cornrow.

Sleek the hair using gummy professional gel for maximum hold and part your cornrow section using a rat tail comb.

Start by creating a horizontal line using your rat tail comb at the beginning of the cornrow.

Divide the hair in the horizontal line into three equal parts and braid it in three times. This will be your first stitch.

Section out some hair using straight and up through the middle motions on each side as you slide it in between your thumb and pointer finger.

Make sure all your straight lines are the same size to avoid having uneven lines.

Ideally, the longer the nail on your pinky finger, the better.

Keep creating a line and moving it up through the middle as you slide it in between your thumb and pointer finger until you get to the end.

At the end of the cornrow, switch to a flip method and do an under braid to finish braiding the hair.

Once you master this technique , adding braiding hair as you move along the length of the cornrow when doing feed in braids will be easy.

For a visual reference, watch the video that’s linked below.

YouTube video

While this method takes longer than other stitch braids methods, it’s still possible to master the technique.

Expert London based braider Savs Styles who has this method down to a science is always going viral for her neat hand stitch braids videos.

Criss cross stitch braids

Criss cross stitch braids aka infinity stitch braids are trending and here’s a step by step process of how to achieve the look.

YouTube video

70 Stitch braids hairstyles perfect for 2024

Stitch braids/the stitch in technique is commonly used in cornrows.

Stitch braids come in many different variations ranging from ponytail stitch braids, bun stitch braids, goddess stitch braids, lemonade stitch braids and even curved feed in stitch braids aka Alicia Keys braids hairstyles.

Cornrow stitch braids aka scalp braids

These type of stitch braids aka scalp braids are braided into straight backs also known as cornrows.

Some stylists often use different lines such as zig zag lines, love heart shapes, criss cross designs or their desired custom shapes while braiding the hair.

stitch cornrows also known as cornrow stitch braids

stitch braids criss cross love heart design

cornrow stitch braids

stitch  braids flower design

cornrow stitch braids

red stitch braids

criss cross stitch braids

stitch cornrow braids

small stitch cornrow braids

lemonade stitch cornrow braids

lemonade stitch cornrow braids

orange cornrow stitch braids

criss cross stitch braids

four stitch braids

love heart lemonade cornrows

zigzag stitch cornrow braids

infinity criss cross heart stitch braids design

large stitch cornrow braids in 2 buns

red criss cross stitch cornrow braids

infinity criss cross love heart stitch braids design

small stitch cornrow braids

red stitch cornrow. braids

Braided bun stitch braids

These type of stitch braids are tied neatly into a bun after being braided.


Bun stitch braids also come in different varieties such as half up half down stitch braids and stitch braids with box braids.

half up half down stitch braids.

small stitch braids in a bun

bun stitch braids

half up half down stitch braids

blonde bun stitch braids

brown bun stitch braids

black bun stitch braids

half up half down stitch braids

blonde stitch braids in a bun

black stitch braids in a bun

half up half down stitch braids in a bun

Ponytail stitch braids

Ponytail stitch braids are braided and secured at the top of the head in a ponytail.

ponytail stitch braids

small stitch braids in a long ponytail

small ponytail stitch braids

thick ponytail stitch braids

thick ponytail stitch braids

small stitch braids in a long ponytail

stitch braids in a ponytail

thick stitch braids in a ponytail

Check out some of the talented hair stylists whose work has been featured in this article on Instagram at Qthebraider, Pearl the stylist, Xia charles, Braids by Chinia and Devonna’s beauty bar.

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