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10 Braided Hairstyles For Wavy & Curly Hair

Isn’t it boring to plait the same way or do the same pony tail or leave your hair in that lazy bun? Let us tell you that the look you see on runways, with models flaunting their glossy wavy hair tucked perfectly isn’t how it always is, at least in real life. Girls with curly and wavy hair struggle with bad hair almost everyday and have to take utmost care to get that glossy look. While we will talk about hair care in another post, today I’ll show you ten cool hairstyle to spice up your everyday affair. Stop struggling with your hairbrush, it’s time to do something fun with your hair in less than ten to fifteen minutes.

 Headband Braid:-

 Headband Braid

Headband Braid

 

There are so many versions of headband braids that you see. But the easiest and the most fun way to do this hairstyle is how it’s shown above, where you get to leave your beautiful tresses down and at the same time this headband hairstyle will prevent your hair from falling on your face. Just take a side partition and a layer of band and start french braiding. If you’re new to french braiding, don’t panic. It’s simple! Start a simple braid from the partition and keep adding layers of hair to it, as you braid ahead. You can stop it at desired length. You can take the braid to crown length and cover it with a layer of free hair as shown in picture or go ahed and braid till it reaches behind the ear and then pin it up. It’s all up to you!

 

The ever-cool Fishtail Braids:-

Fishtail Braids

Fishtail Braids

 

It’s almost as if all cool hairstyles are made for curly and wavy hair, as they hold hairstyles better than slick straight, smooth hair. Next up on our list is the fishtail hairstyle that has taken the fashion world by storm. It’s up to you to do a side or back fishtail. If you’re doing this hairstyle on yourself it’s advisable to try the side braid then back braid. You can start by taking the hair into a ponytail and spitting it up into two sections. Take a thin layer from the last corner of each section and braid it to smooth braid. You can tease the braid as shown in photo for more chic look or leave it smooth to keep the professional look

 

Braided Ponytail:-

Braided Ponytail

Braided Ponytail

 

Poof up a ponytail to the top of your crown or nape as preferred. You can also leave your bangs out. Then take a layer of hair around the elastic band and braid it up into a simple three strand braid, securing it. Then wrap the braid along the elastic band and cover it up completely. You can also cover the layer of hair without braiding. Both is up to your preference. You can also do french braid from partition and continue braiding that layer and layer wrap it around your ponytail. This is a classy look that you can wear with your elegant dresses to party or rock this hairstyle with your formals to office for a professional look.

 

Boho Braided Hairstyle:-

Boho Braided Hairstyle

Boho Braided Hairstyle

 

Let’s go a little boho now! This look can spice up your girls day out or any other casual event. Tease up your hair and take strands of hair from ear side of each ear. Braid them separately and secure them with elastic bands. Now take the left braid and pin it across the crown and then take the right braid and pin it across the head to form the look as shown in the picture. You can leave fringes out too.

 

Elsa style French Braid:-

Elsa style French Braid

Elsa style French Braid

 

You can take the french braid to a whole new level by doing it Elsa style. A traditional French braid starts by braiding the layer of hair taken from temple and adding hair to the braid accordingly. Finally you can add it up with the three strand braid. Now, you can tease this hair to form a voluminous braid. If that will suffice for you, then great! But if you’re in for the traditional Elsa side braid, then follow this. Take a side partition and start french braiding it to a voluminous braid and tease it to get the desired look.

 

Easy waterfall Braid:-

Easy waterfall Braid

Easy waterfall Braid

 

Take a side partition and loosely braid a three strand braid. Now pin the braid to your crown. Take strands of hair and insert it to the each braid separately and voila, you got your waterfall braid! Now, if you want to make it a little boho style as shown in the picture, follow the same procedure but pin the braid across the head and insert strands accordingly. Now, this is what we call two hairstyles in one!

 

Athletic Rope Braid:-

Athletic Rope Braid

Athletic Rope Braid

 

Not only a favorite of girls who actively participate in sports, but it’s also worn by many others too! It’s too simple! Just pull your hair into a thick ponytail and twist a layer of hair around the elastic band and secure it. Then braid your hair into a simple three strand braid. Tease it to loosen it up a bit. Wear this style when you’re really busy and don’t want your hair to fall on your face. If you want to look your best, then this is the style you must go for.

 

Milkmaid Braid:-

Milkmaid Braid

Milkmaid Braid

 

Summer is here, so it’s time to think of this cool milkmaid braid, where you can look like a million bucks! This hairstyle is so simple that you can pull this under five to ten minutes. Start with a center partition and pull your hair section into each shoulder. Now, braid each side and secure it with a elastic band. You can also take a fringe out on either side. Then, take the braid across the head and secure it. Do the same with the other side and pin it up. If you want you can bump up, pull up your crown, to give a better look. Viola, it’s done. Rock it with any dress.

 

 Simple side braid:-

 Simple side braid

Simple side braid

 

Take all you hair to a side you prefer and brush it well. Now, leave your bangs out and loosely braid the hair into a simple three stranded braid. You can also braid it normally and then tease to get a desired look. You can sport look with casual, dressy and whatever look you choose to and the best part is, it suits all!

 

Braided Bun:-

Braided Bun

Braided Bun

 

There are so many braided bun styles you can find on the internet, but we have picked the easiest one for you. It’s again for summer, busy days when you might be running late, yet want to look beautiful. Just braid your hair normally at the back and tease it a little to give it a volume. Then, just pull it into a bun and secure it with U pins or elastic band. Viola, it’s done. It’s easy to tie it up and you’d look chic and cool!

There, we gave you ten cool braided hairstyles to choose from and we believe you can use these tips to spice up your life. Say bye-bye to your old boring braid and say hi to these new styles! Look cute and great, by spending very less time on your hair. What are waiting for? Let’s start braiding!

Anuradha Sivaraman

An aspirant writer and self-confessed fashion addict that loves to keep dressing according to mood. A moody Gemini that loves to talk, write, teach, learn and share all that I've learnt!

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