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Before we delve into the technicalities of braiding, let’s get inspired first! Here are our favorite and most common African braiding hairstyles, enjoyed by our group of readers and braid wearers all over the world. Make sure you let us know what your favorite type of braiding is!








To build this African braided hairstyle, begin by braiding neat box braids at the root, then gradually cover your hair with some basic Ghana braids.

This hairstyle has often integrated several copper strips into a variety of braids by using various color hair extensions and completing the look with a half-up half-down hairstyle.

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If you’re a lover of jewels, why don’t you add those fashionable beads to your African braids? This hairstyle is created by applying chestnut-colored hair extensions to the roots and then forming some twisted braids.



If you like to add some buttons, don’t hesitate to apply to accessorize while you clip your hair, not at the top.



When you’ve got long African braids, you can make just about any sort of upstyle. Get fun with your long hair and this big wrap-around side bun. Protect your hair at the end with some strong hairpins to hold your bun in place.

Nicolette Robinson attends the Broadway Opening Night Performance of ‘Hamilton’ at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6, 2015 in New York City.