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12 braid hairstyles for women that you should try this year

You know that a hairstyle is definitely worth-trying if it has lasted for eons. Yes, we are talking about braids – a hairstyle that has redefined itself across generations, and still continues to be in vogue. Women have worn braids since time immemorial, and why not? After all, this iconic hairstyle is versatile, lasts through the day(s), and doesn’t require much upkeep. Moreover, braided hairstyles usually don’t need heat styling, thus protecting your locks from any kind of heat damage. What’s even more interesting is that you can style your braids in different ways to sport diverse looks as per the occasion. If you too wish to try this classic hairdo, then here’s something that will surely help you out.

Ahead, we have rounded up various braided hairstyles that you can wear to attract admiring glances and pretty compliments. Keep scrolling to find the ideal braid hairstyle for yourself and notch up your hair game now.

12 Braid Hairstyles That Are Worth-Trying

Boxer Braid Hairstyle

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The boxer braid hairstyle offers a gutsy and athletic look. Creating this hairdo won’t be much of a task if you have thick locks. The boxer braid hairstyle features sectioned hair into squares that are worked into separate plaits. The best part about this hairdo is that it can last for weeks without much maintenance. Before you style your locks with boxer braids, make sure that you wash it with the Keracare Recharge shampoo and conditioner. Using these products will tame your unruly locks, making the styling process much easier.

Crown Braid Hairstyle

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Thinking of which hairstyle to sport as a bridesmaid? Well, the crown braid hairstyle wouldn’t be a bad idea. This hairdo is ideal for special occasions such as weddings or date nights. To create this hairdo, you must first style your hair into a Dutch braid by making two standard plaits; now, lift each one and secure it on the opposite side to form the crown. The crown braid hairstyle offers a romantic vibe and is sure to bring out the inner princess in you.

Dutch Braid Hairstyle

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Also known as the reverse French braid, the Dutch braid works well on almost all hair lengths. Before you create the Dutch braid hairstyle, make sure that your locks are tangle-free. For this, you can use the De-Frizz Smooth Leave-In Cream from Godrej Professional, an ideal product for frizzy hair that will make your locks smooth and supple. Let your hair air-dry and brush it straight back. Then, gather a section from the hairline and split it into three equal strands. Continue braiding to create a standard braid till the nape of your neck. And voila, you would be all set to take on the world with your classy Dutch braid hairstyle.

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Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

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This uber-chic hairstyle is one of the most popular hairstyles for long hair. To create the fishtail braid hairstyle, you will need to divide your hair into two halves. Then, gather a small section from the right half and pull it over and across, joining it to the inside of the left half. Likewise, cross-over a section from the left half to the right half. Ensure that you finish off with a few spritz of the Godrej Professional Hair Hold Spray to achieve a finished, long-lasting look.

French Braid Hairstyle

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The French braid is a classic hairstyle and is an ideal fit for almost any occasion to enhance your grace and femininity. To create the French braid hairstyle, start by prepping up your hair with the Godrej Professional Acai Oil. It will moisturise your locks and keep them glossy. Then, create a centre parting and divide your hair into three sections. Start braiding your hair and secure the plaits with a hairband that matches your hair colour. It is advisable to finish your braid a few inches from the ends of your hair as it will prevent them from looking unkempt or falling out.

Braided Bun Hairstyle

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The braided bun hairstyle offers a retro look and will certainly make you stand out from the crowd. To achieve this hairstyle, you must first create double Dutch braids at the nape of your neck, and then work your way up to the crown. Secure the hair into two different ponytails. Then, create another double Dutch braid starting at the front of your head and weave it back to meet the first braid. Finally, secure the remaining hair into a mini ponytail and twist all the loose hair into two buns.

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Floral Braid Hairstyle

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A braided hairstyle that is adorned with beautiful flowers can never go wrong. You can opt for a braided chignon and embellish it with baby breath flowers to add to the gorgeous look. The best part is that the elegant floral chignon braid is easy-to-create. All you have to do is braid your lengths and wrap the braid around itself. Once you secure the floral braid hairstyle, you can use the Godrej Professional Shine On! Shine Spray to make it look glossier and polished.

Loose Braid Hairstyle

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The loose braid hairstyle, if done right, can give you a princess-like appearance. You can even use this braid as a headband by putting it across your forehead. Then, make a loose and messy braid with the remaining locks for a shaggy and dishevelled look. You will surely be able to add an extra bit of charm to your personality by sporting this braided hairstyle.

Messy Braid Hairstyle

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The messier, the better. Yes, that’s what a messy braid hairstyle is all about; it aims to provide you with a refreshingly adorable and relaxed look. Even if you want a messy braid, it would be ideal to begin with a strong, tight braid, and then tease it to achieve the texture you want. You can also pull out strands to create a messier look, or you can fluff the braid with a brush.

Also Read: 13 Stunning hairstyles for straight hair

Semi-Braid Band Hairstyle

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Whether you have short or long tresses, you can easily sport the semi-braid band hairstyle. In this hairdo, the plaits replace a typical headband accessory. The semi-braid band hairstyle aims to provide a boho-vibe and is a perfect fit for casual gatherings. To set the whole look in place, you can put your trust in the Hair Hold Spray. This exclusive hair spray offers a long-lasting hold that seals your style all-day-long.

Cornrow Braid Hairstyle

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Cornrow braids are arguably one of the trendiest braid hairstyles right now. To style cornrows, you must braid your locks close to the scalp using the underhand technique. All the plaits are formed in neat rows and that’s where the style gets its name from. Need more reasons to adopt this hairstyle? Well, the cornrow braid hairstyle can last for weeks without much maintenance.

Butterfly Braid Hairstyle

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This unique and eye-catching hairstyle is one of the top braid hairstyles that you can wear. A butterfly braid is a tad oversized and fluffy underhand braid that gives off an imperfect look, which, ironically, looks flawless. Since butterfly braids are usually quite thick, they may require hair extensions. You can also consider adding hair cuffs or jewellery. It is advisable to keep the rest of your locks in smaller cornrows to accentuate the look of your butterfly braid.

Now that you have a fair understanding of different braided hairstyles, it’s time for you to make your pick now. These braided hairstyles can add the “wow” factor to your personality. To keep your braids healthy and shiny, you can use the haircare products and hair styling products offered by Godrej Professional. So what’s stopping you? Don’t hold yourself back and click here to visit the Godrej Professional and check out our products now.