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Types of African Braids

A Regular Three-Strand Braid
A Regular Three-Strand Braid

The basic braid, or, as we call it in the industry, a regular three-strand braid, is one of the most fundamental of hairstyles you’ll ever come across—it’s just as much a classic as a basic ponytail or a ballerina bun. The stitch and sectioning process in a three-strand braid is also a basis for a lot of more complex plaits.

French Braid
French Braid

How to Braid African Hair. Hair braiding is one way to style African hair. While it may be time-consuming to do the initial braiding, this attractive style is durable and can last as long as 3 months, depending on the size of the braids.

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The Dutch Braid
The Dutch Braid

The Dutch style braiding looks like an inside-out braid that may even appear detachable at first sight. Fear not, it’s not difficult to weave: you’ll master it like a shot. And then it will open for you a full range of new opportunities in unhackneyed braided hairstyles.

The Fishtail Braid
The Fishtail Braid

African fishtail braids are different from the rest of similar hairstyles. They are huge, thick and so appealing, you can’t avoid craving them. A fishtail braid by itself is a complicated hairstyle, which looks unique.

The Four Strand Braid
The Four Strand Braid

First, make a side part. Then on the side with the most hair, pick up four strands of hair. Let's number those strands 1, 2, 3, and 4. 2. Start the braid by crossing strand 4 over strand 3. They should now number 1, 2, 4, and 3.

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The Milkmaid Braid
The Milkmaid Braid

#3: Dutch Milkmaid Braid. You can incorporate a Dutch braid into your crown-like hairstyle by dividing your hair with a middle part along the back and weaving two braids upside down. An alternative for using hairpins to secure the braids in place, a Dutch milkmaid braid will look and feel fantastic throughout the day and night.

The Upside Down Braid
The Upside Down Braid

How to Upside Down Braid Two Methods: Making a Basic Upside Down Braid Making a Double Upside Down Braid Community Q&A Buns and ponytails are a great way to keep your hair out of the way as you go about your day.

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