Braiding Gallery

Thank you for visiting my braiding gallery where you’ll learn about the numerous types of African-American hairstyles!

Personally, this is my favorite of all hair topics.

I've been cornrowing hair for about three years now, maybe a little less, so believe me when I say this:

It is NOT hard to learn how to cornrow hair!

The biggest thing is that you have to practice. There's no way around it!


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On this braiding gallery you’ll find helpful tips and step-by-step instructions on many of the different types of African-American hairstyles.

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Braiding Gallery:

Dutch Braid Tutorial
The Dutch Braid is an inverted French braid, given it more dimension than the French braid. This braid is the very same as a cornrow. I learned to Dutch braid long before I learned to French braid, so this is a good place to start.

Fish Bone Braid Tutorial
The Fish Bone Braid, often called fish tail or herringbone braid, is a beautiful braid using only two strands of hair. While this braid is arguable the prettiest, it’s easily the most time consuming.

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Rope Braid Tutorial
The Rope Braid is the other common two strand braid, but much faster than the fish bone braid. Once finished, this braid looks just like a piece of rope, hence the name.

Four Strand Braid Tutorial
The hardest part about the Four Strand Braid is holding onto all the pieces, but once that’s mastered, it’s smooth sailing.

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Pixie Braids Tutorial
Pixie Braids have the look of micro braids but in less time, and are a fast way to add a dash of sassiness to your everyday look. This style can be anywhere from chin length to above your shoulders, meaning the only drawback is that you need short hair to pull this look off.

Flat Twist Tutorial
Flat Twists are my personal favorite hairstyle because they’re easier to do on my head than cornrows. Using only two strands instead of three, they seem to last a little longer as well.

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Gel Twists Tutorial
Gel Twists are a good transitioning hairstyle because they can be done on BC hair. Or on long hair; the length of the hair doesn’t matter.

Nubian Twists Tutorial
Nubian Twists are very easy to recognize from the other hair twists out there because they are a very tight looking hair twist

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Senegalese Twists Tutorial
Senegalese twists are easy to maintain and quite easy to remove because it involves one piece of hair twisting around the other one. Easy! You can do them with your own natural hair!

Quick Cornrow Braids Tutorial
Cornrow Braids do so much more than keep hair lying flat. They can be a protective hairstyle, helps keep hair detangled, and, of course, are absolutely beautiful!

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Braided Ponytail Tutorial
This Braided Ponytail hairstyle is super cute for little kids, and just plan awesome for older girls too. The zig zag braids add a pinch of surprise while the beaded halo braid gives the hairstyle a younger look.

Braided Mohawk Tutorial
Turning heads and receiving compliments from all, a Braided Mohawk is a hairstyle only for the daring! The key to mastering this style is using the most unique braids imaginable leading up to the curly/wavy/straight hair.

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Goddess Braids Tutorial
Goddess braids are great for special occasions or for anyone who likes a fancy updo. These braids usually involve large cornrows twisted up into a bun or knot, often adorned with smaller cornrows. Other times the style is large cornrows in a cornrow pattern.

Cornrows for Women Tutorial
After doing quite a few kiddy hairstyles, I decided it was time for a Cornrow Hairstyle for Woman. This one can be done on both short and long hair and I wanna know what you like/dislike about the style.

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Invisible Braids Tutorial
Invisible braids are very self-explanatory. The hairstyle is made up with braids so tiny that they look, well, invisible. They’re similar to Micro braids, yet different. Micros are tiny braids that usually quite long, while Invisible braids are usually only an inch or so while the rest of the hair is loose.

Professional Hairstyles Tutorial
“May you do some professional hairstyles that can be worn in a work place?” I’ve been getting this more and more so I’m very excited to be writing this post. I’ve gathered seven different twist hairstyles that all would make great work natural hair styles for people in a more conservative setting. I really hope you guys enjoy this as well as the braiding gallery!

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Removing Styles Tutorial
Removing cornrow styles can take between fifteen minutes and several hours, depending on the actual style. Here is the break down on the process and hopefully this will make it a little less of a chore.

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Why Wear Braids Or Twists?

Braids and twists can be worn for many reasons: to give your hair a rest from daily wear and tear, as a protective hair style or simply because you enjoy the beauty of the hairstyle. You'll find lots of style ideas right here in the braiding gallery!

You Don't Need To Care For Braided Hair!

This statement is wrong. Although your hair is braided or twisted, there is still some care you must provide, such as washing and conditioning, which are always required to keep it healthy and strong.

How Should I Care For My Cornrowed Hair?

I strongly recommend washing your braids with a mild shampoo while wearing a stocking cap to preserve your style!

If you’d like to send in pictures of your cornrow styles to my braiding gallery or website or show how my styles turned out for you, please comment. You can also suggest future hairstyles or just say "Hi" to all the other naturals!

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