23 Fabulous African American Braided Hairstyles

Next time you would like a hair makeover, think Afro. If you like African culture hairstyles, then try braiding your hair. African American braided hairstyles have been around since time immemorial and show no intention of dimming in popularity. You could go in for a fish tail braid or a goddess one and you may even try twisting and mounting it. Your braids can be thin or thick, countless in number or just one. You can experiment with corn rows for that extra elegant look. Try these and be associated with traditional African sense of fashion.

What better way to experience the free African spirit than a braided hairstyle that is African American. African women are known for their wisdom, courage, fashion and braided hairstyles. These braids complement a well toned body and require little maintenance. You can have neat corn rows, a zigzag of braids or countless micro braids mounted or let free. You could even do up your braids with beads. There is no end to experimentation with braids and you will be surprised with the end result. Find a hairstylist with a keen sense of creativity and you will have the most gorgeous result.

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Centre Of Attraction

Achieve this sultry looks with large braids given a lift over the crown and left to fall naturally

Centre Of Attraction

Centre Of Attraction

African diva

Bunch up your minute braids above your head into a loose bun and impress the crowd.

African diva

African diva

Sensual

These micro braids open up at the base and are bleached at the ends; let them fall naturally.

Sensual

Sensual

Rolling cornrows

Your cornrows should move gently like a river and end into neat braids for this convenient look.

Rolling cornrows

Rolling cornrows

Free spirit

These countless micro braids are a typical Afro hairstyle which underlines the African spirit and tradition.

Free spirit

Free spirit

Simply Spiky

Start braiding your blonde colored hair from the scalp downwards; and add a few colored extensions.

Simply Spiky

Simply Spiky

Contemporary

Combine your braids with a soft fringe and ribbons to get this look which will remove years.

Contemporary

Contemporary

Goddess

Mount your micro braids on your head like a crown and get yourself the attention you deserve.

Goddess

Goddess

Peeping Tom

These neat cornrows over the scalp are a typical traditional hairstyle of the great continent.

Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom

Assortment

Jazz up your little girls braids with these colorful beads and make her the centre of attention.

Assortment

Assortment

Eno Effect

Get this funky style by opening your braids in the centre like a fountain; add streaks to finish off.

Eno Effect

Eno Effect

Cutey Pie

Braid your little girl’s hair tight for a neat look and a style that hardly needs maintenance.

Cutey Pie

Celebrity

Mount up the micro braids on top of your crown and wear a stunning necklace to grab all the attention.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Painted Face

A hairstyle befitting a young girl; achieve this Afro look with braids placed at a distance.

Painted Face

Painted Face

Corn Fields

Achieve this style with cornrows arranged in a pattern around your crown and let them end in flowing braids.

Corn fields

Corn fields

Close Crop

Get all your corn rows to radiate outwards in a circle and experiment to get this unusual effect.

Close Crop

Close Crop

Zig Zag

Let your cornrows do all the talking; arrange them in a pattern that jazzes up your crown.

Zig Zag

Zig Zag

Interlinked

Let your cornrows intersect and roll down your head towards the back of your neck.

Interlinked

Interlinked

Concave Cornrows

Just cornrows moving along the head in one direction will highlight your facial features.

Concave cornrows

Concave cornrows

Sideways

Make several micro braids starting from the back and roll them sideways along the head.

Sideways

Sideways

Spirals

There is a lot you can do with cornrows; try a celtic spiral this time which ends in braids at the nape of the neck.

Spirals

Spirals

Truly African

An Afro hairstyle is known for its innovative styles; combine the cornrows with thick braids.

Truly African

Truly African

Twists

This time arranges your cornrows into a flower arrangement and leave the braids to fall comfortably at the back.

Twists

Twists

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  • Marie

    Africans really look good in braided hairstyles. I like the Interlinked and Zig Zag the most. ^^

  • Ajay

    Contemporary hairstyle is cool for the girls to carry and it looks beautiful almost on every size of face.

  • Prabha

    Simply Spiky is not looking anything like a hairstyle its looking that the girl is having many snakes coming out of his head.

  • Bhring Nath Prasad

    Among all these hairstyles i liked only Contemporary hairstyle for african american braided hairstyle.

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