Top African braids hairstyles to rock in 2020

Braiding is one of the most popular natural African hairdos that come in multiples, and unlikely to run out fashion.

They are one of the most popular hairstyles for black women, all thanks to the fact they are protective and offer natural haired-women a chance to try different styles.

Regardless of the type of hair extensions you opt for, these braids hairstyles pictures will help you settle for the perfect hairdo that will bring out your best facial features and enhance your looks.

Check out the lovely collection of 2020 African Braids Hairstyles:

1. Side bun with a neat circular knot at the back

You can style them by making a neat side bun and tying the remaining hair in a circular knot at the back. This combination to some extent hides the not so good facial features and prevents the discomfort of hair falling on your face.

2. Unicorn dreams styled in two ponytails

The hairstyle comes with a colorful style characteristic, and it is interesting how it is tied in two high ponytails. If you are daring to try rainbow braids, you can style them in high ponytails as above and apply matching make up to stand out.

3. Side swept cornrows

Side swept always enhances one’s looks, more so when neatly organized as shown above. You can do this style using your favorite color of braids.

4. Kandy cornrows

The yellow and orange colored hair extensions are visually compelling with an edible feel that makes them extra attractive. While not many people cherish Kandy corn, they are a catch for daring girls looking for a perfect fit hairstyle.

5. Stylish cornrows with strands of plaited hair extensions

Tired of straight back or one design of cornrows? You can opt for some lines going to the middle and some falling on the sides, with braids at the back or cornrows from the back to the middle. You can then take a number of plaited hair and create a bigger strand. This combination looks complicated, but you will love your choice.

6. Big bun

This styling option is among the favorite for most stylish African beauties. Most elements about the style look epic and will undoubtedly turn heads regardless of the occasion. You can loosely hold the bun or tightly hold all the plaited hair, depending on your preference.

7. Down-to-there platinum hair

South African women cannot resist this creative styling option that stole scenes at Essence Fest. Of course, Mary J. Blige brought this fancy hairstyle from New Orleans Streets with her, and its stunning appearance is worth trying if you are bold enough to rock the color. You may opt to leave the extensions hanging or tie them neatly as shown above.

8. High ponytail styling

Are you confident of your facial features? Then high ponytail is the style to go for. It can be done on cornrows plaited with hair extensions, or single strands can be plaited into the style as shown above. If you love top featuring hairdos with colored extensions, you can go for platinum high pony style below.

9. Curved straight backs with low bun

Instead of letting your curved straight backs hang on your shoulders, you can opt to tie them in a neat low bun as shown above. This will prevent hair from irritating your hair and also allow you to show off your beautiful facial features.

10. Braids and buns 

Intricate style lovers have a reason to smile with plaited strands and bun touches. A couple of front buns and the hanging hair extensions make up this amazing style that looks good on both adults and children. Elevate your ordinary looks to the next level with this neatly done hairdo.

11. Half up, half down

Half up, half down hairstyle is stunning however simple, and it will let you keep that chunk of hair off your face. The half up brings out the beautiful features of the face, and the half down draws attention to the sides, making it hard for people to notice your flaws.

12. Criss-cross goddess hairstyle

These chunky cornrows, criss-crossing each other as shown above are a protective hairstyle that takes a short time to do an undo. If neatly done, you can rock this simple but gorgeous hairstyle to work and other social functions. Also, you can opt for several criss-crosses and smaller size of hair extension.

13. Neat, simple tie at the front

So, you want to tie the plaited hair extension at the middle of your head but do not want them hanging. You can neatly style the ends in a simple tie at the front as shown above. The advantage of this hairstyle is that it is not full-time, and you can quickly change the hairstyle when necessary.

14. Fulani hairdo

Fulani are some of the most common braids hairstyles in SA. You can accessorize with appropriate ornaments to get a killer look, and you can opt for the high pony look or straight backs.

15. Beads for days

Beaded braids give you a classy but traditional look, and you can add other accessories selectively so that you do not overdo the ornaments.

16. Bow tie hairstyle

Do you want to go an extra mile to make the desired fashion statement? Styling your plaited hair extension in a neat bow tie is the way to go. You can use hair-clips to achieve this look.

17. Braided Mohawk

This style can be done on any types of hair extensions, whether you have shaved sides or have hair all round. Instead of leaving the ends hanging, you can decide to fasten them neatly to clearly bring out the Mohawk look.

18. Crotchet hairdo

Well, some of us cannot stand the discomfort of plaiting one braid after another. The good news is that you can still look gorgeous with crocheted hair extension of your preference like the one above. You can style the ends by making curls using hot water.

19. Double buns hairstyle

This hairdo is perfect for those who want to achieve the modern pussycat look using two buns. You can try these on all sorts of hair extensions as long as the buns are equally balanced.

20. Long boxed hair extensions loosely held

For the lovers of length, neatly done long box hairdo is a style that you should try before the year ends. You can do big or small box braids hairstyles depending on your taste and preference. This style is very neat and makes your face look longer, and you have the option of simply leaving the hair hanging and still leave heads turning.

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