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The Braid Trend - suitable for curlies?

I think some of these styles would be simply gorgeous on curly hair, but the only pics I can find with Google are all of straight or slightly-wavy celebrities.

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Anyone here done anything like this? Brave enough to try it? Show pictures? :toothy10: My hair isn't long enough, or I'd be experimenting with braids right now! :sad11:
Also, check out the braid thread over on the non-hair board for more unique styles.
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  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    Hey opera!

    My hair isn't long enough to do this now, but when it was, I did curly braids all the time, and I consider myself to be slightly fashion --- uh picky? I'm usually a little out there, not super classical, but I'm also not so far out there that you need a satellite to talk to me either.

    To be honest, I like braids in curly hair better, because of the interesting texture play! Not only that, but curly hair will hold the braid better. ANNNND, when I was younger and had straight hair, and my friend had curly hair, and we got braids at the ren faire, hers looked much better than mine :) lol.

    Maybe I'll play with something on the top of my head since its longer and take a pic to show you sometime this weekend. If I'm feeling ambitious. hah.
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  • divamisstdivamisst Posts: 293Registered Users
    My hair isn't long enough to do braids anymore, but when it was (sigh), I would do a braid like the first pic around the front of my head and leave the back all curly and wild...kinda like a lions' mane LOL :toothy10: I alway got compliments on it and it was my "go to" look when I couldn't get my hair to do anything (or if I was just to lazy to do it tee hee). I would also do little rows of braids from the front to about the middle of my crown and leave the back all curly and use a little pomade to get some curls really rockin' out--that was probably my favorite look:love5:
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    co-wash: suave naturals coconut conditioner, DB pumpkin seed conditioner
    rinse out: garnier triple nutrition
    leave in: garnier triple nutrition, kckt
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    want to try: EVERYTHING!! (you guys are turning me into a big-time PJ!)
  • laynesavedthedaylaynesavedtheday Posts: 239Registered Users
    I've done it on wavy hair. It looked very cute!
  • OperaCurlsOperaCurls Posts: 1,101Registered Users
    goobernut wrote: »
    Maybe I'll play with something on the top of my head since its longer and take a pic to show you sometime this weekend. If I'm feeling ambitious. hah.

    Doooooo it! :toothy10:
    divamisst wrote: »
    My hair isn't long enough to do braids anymore, but when it was (sigh), I would do a braid like the first pic around the front of my head and leave the back all curly and wild...kinda like a lions' mane LOL :toothy10: I alway got compliments on it and it was my "go to" look when I couldn't get my hair to do anything (or if I was just to lazy to do it tee hee). I would also do little rows of braids from the front to about the middle of my crown and leave the back all curly and use a little pomade to get some curls really rockin' out--that was probably my favorite look:love5:

    That sounds rockin' awesome! I would so do this if my hair was still long.

    Thanks for the responses, ladies. Anyone else?
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    Pacific Northwest girl, color-treated fine 3B, med-low porosity

    Products: Suave Coconut condish, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, FSG or KCCC, AfroVeda Shea-Amla Cream
    I LOVE HENNA!
  • StellarCurlsStellarCurls Posts: 159Registered Users
    I really, really, really wish I could French braid my own hair :( It just never really turns out that well, plus I get layers popping out in funny places.
    APL 3A
    Medium porosity, medium density, medium thickness
    Current routine: Daily co-washing with Giovanni conditioner (whatever is on sale), styling with Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier, and 1-2x per week cleansing with a Chagrin Valley shampoo bar followed by an ACV rinse
  • onethousandcurlsonethousandcurls Posts: 1,118Registered Users
    My hair is too short now, but I LOVE braids. Sigh...

    When I was transitioning I did a reverse French braid to keep things interesting. Loved it.
    3b/c, CG 9/18/08
    Last process: 04/05/08 Big Chop: 08/08/09
    Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)
  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    I really like the braid in the first picture anyone know how to do that?
  • ricitos de ororicitos de oro Posts: 11Registered Users
    ^^ I think it's just a french braid that is kind of off center, if that makes any sense.

    I love these cute braids too, but my hair is kinda fine so if I try it, it just looks silly because it's like the braid is stuck to my head. I don't get any volume since I have to do it when it's wet. I haven't mastered (or tried to master) the art of doing a loose braid so when it dries it has a little more volume. I have done an off-to-the side braid of all of my hair - after it dries - and I think it looks pretty cute ;)
  • OperaCurlsOperaCurls Posts: 1,101Registered Users
    I love these cute braids too, but my hair is kinda fine so if I try it, it just looks silly because it's like the braid is stuck to my head. I don't get any volume since I have to do it when it's wet. I haven't mastered (or tried to master) the art of doing a loose braid so when it dries it has a little more volume. I have done an off-to-the side braid of all of my hair - after it dries - and I think it looks pretty cute ;)

    Gah, exactly! I messed around with this tonight, and I'm not quite sure how I feel about it. First of all, I suck at braiding hair, especially my own. So I got my mum to help me (and no, I'm not 12 years old). I'll snap some pictures before I go to bed for criticism's sake. Maybe someone can give some tips for fine curlies.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fopera-curls%2F" class="Popup (I cut my own hair)
    Pacific Northwest girl, color-treated fine 3B, med-low porosity

    Products: Suave Coconut condish, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, FSG or KCCC, AfroVeda Shea-Amla Cream
    I LOVE HENNA!
  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    Yes I wore hair braided when my hair was superlong, and have done lots of braids on my kids, who have varying textures.

    Wavy hair is easiest to braid, but curly hair is still easier to braid than straight hair. Straight hair tends to slip out of the braids, and the pieces that stick out look silly, if it's curly those pieces will often wrap around the braid and hide.

    Absolutely, if you like braided styles try them with your hair.

    Best braids I got (don't laugh) was usually on combed-out puffball hair. It smoothed out fine once braided and held great.
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    Henna!
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I am BSL stretched out and the perfect length for these braids but I can't do them myself. My hair gets all tangled when I try to braid. :(