Whether it’s the standard three-strand or the classic twists, long or short, thin or thick, women love their braids. They may require a longer time in the hair parlor, and they may mean more than one salonist pulling at your locks at the same time but they have a couple of benefits that other styles don’t offer.
Let’s start with the fact that braiding is almost always a safe bet. How often do you see an amazing weave on a passerby, stop the lady to ask about the name of the hairpiece, take a gamble and ask your salonist to thread it in, only to be utterly disappointed by the results? And then to be crushed by the fact that you will have to rock that style for a couple of days because you can’t afford to replace it immediately.
With braids, this is rarely an issue. Most women have braided their hair at some point in their lives and therefore have no doubt about how they will look afterwards. It helps that braids work on nearly every head shape. And of course there’s the part where they are cheaper to do than the average priced weaves.
For most people, the cake topper is the fact that they can have their braids longer than most other hairstyles and they generally require little maintenance. Less visits to the salon!
What’s more, there are tens of ways to change up the style. We have moved from the days when the most you could do was a simple up do. Today, you can rock a different style every other day. You won’t get bored. And the great news is that there are numerous tutorials online to show you how to go about this.
Here are a few ideas: