24+ Trending Black Braided Hairstyles that are Super HOT in 2021

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Black braided hairstyles are easy, attractive, and admirable haircuts to try in 2021. People like them because they look creative, and depending on the braiding technique, you can actually make it look unique.

best black braided hairstyles to try in 2021

The black woman’s hair is considered very thick and hard to style.  but since your hair is perfect for braids, why not use it to your advantage?

 Let’s talk about the popular Trends in Black braided hairstyles in 2021.  We hope this list will inspire you and make you try new styles over 2021 and beyond.

This is your go-to guide for all braids and braided hairstyles!

PS: The braided hairstyles guide is updated every month with new hairstyles. Bookmark this page, share it, and come to discover new styles to try out.

24+ Trending Black Braided Hairstyles for Women to Try in 2021

2021 black braided hairstyles for women

1. 2021 Braided Hairstyles: Braided Bantu Knots

Braided Hairstyles for Women, Braided Bantu Knots

This is a cute style to try if you’re a fan of the Bantu knots. You will definitely get a lot of compliments, smiles, and people inspired also looking to try out something different.

These are other variations of the braided Bantu Knots

Braided Hairstyles for Women 2021, Braided Bantu Knots

Braided Hairstyles for Women 2021, Braided Bantu Knots

2. Braided Hairstyles 2021: Criss-Cross Goddess Braids

Criss-Cross Goddess Braids, braided hairstyles for 2021

These chunky criss-cross goddess braids are the easiest thing to do and we’ll give your hair a break. depending on the size of the cornrow might take you 5 to 15 minutes to style it.

The cross angle could be anywhere on your head as illustrated below.

Criss-Cross Goddess Braids, black braided hairstyles 2021

Criss-Cross Goddess Braids 2021

3. Braided Hairstyle 2021: Box Braids

The classic box braids are among the most iconic hairstyles for African-American hair. To get this right, the hair on your scalp is sectioned into either triangles, squares, or any shape of your preference, and then braided until the end.

You can vary the length or thickness depending on whether you have thick or thin hair, or whether you want more or less tension on your scalp.

These box braided hairstyles are a very traditional style and do not require much to maintain.

Here is another example of Box braids with squares.

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4. Ghana Braids

Ghana braids are also called cornrows or banana braids and originated from Africa.  it is a very classic and traditional hairstyle for natural hair also for curly hair. 

After you style these braids, they last on average two weeks or less but do not take a lot of time to install or maintain.

There are so many variations of this Ghana Braided Hairstye. You can vary the size of the cornrow and the angle of departure.

Beautiful Ghana Braids Styles For Women

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5. Dynamic Side-Swept Cornrows

Asymmetrical Side Cornrows

Braided looks are popular because they protect your hair.

There are endless designs you can try including these Dynamic Side-Swept Cornrows.

You can also get hair extensions or braided wigs to make it easier for you.

braided wigs, side swept

6. Side Braids

 

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These side braids are perfect for any event and very easy to style. You probably need to use braiding hair extensions if you want it to look really long.

7. Kinky CornrowBraided Hairstyles with End Twist

Kinky Braided Hairstyles with Twist

This hairstyle is for those who like twists and braids on their heads.

braided hairstyles with twists for women

8. Braided Hairstyles 2021: Jumbo Twists

 

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Everyone is crushing on those Jumbo Twists when they are well done.

You can even make them bigger as shown below.

Braided Hairstyles 2021: Jumbo Twists

9. Braided Long Ponytail

braided ponytail hairstyle for women

If you’re looking for a novel braided hairstyle, try the long ponytail. This hairstyle is popular because it makes your face seem longer with the ponytail on top.

You can rock this classy style at the office, at school, or even if you have a date with your crush.

You can vary the cute cornrows at the front, or decide to not go for any.

10. Asymmetrical Goddess Braids

 

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If you want to create a character with your braids, consider combining big and tiny braids. Add beads or gold cuffs for the last touch of uniqueness and people will love it.

11. Crowned Box Braids

 

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You can either decide to rock those crowned box braids in 2021 or go for the Braided Bun below.

12. Braided Bun

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The choice is yours.

13. Kinky Snake Cornrow Braids

You can change the form of your cornrows from straight to snake and it will give you a different look.

14. Lemonade Braids

Lemonade Braids, black braided hairstyles

Famously worn by Beyonce on the cover of her famous hit album Lemonade, this hairstyle requires to make fine cornrows moving from left to right, and not straight.

Lemonade Braids hairstyles

They are similar to side-swept cornrows.

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15. 2021 Black Braided Hairstyles: Tribal Braids

Tribal Braided Hairstyle

With roots in tribes of Africa, tribal braids combine different techniques and braid sizes to create an outstanding hairstyle showing the African heritage.

It is also called “Cornrows Enclosed by Headband Braid and beads”.

You can style it in different ways but it’s much more powerful if you include beads.

16. Feed-in Braided Cornrows

 

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17. 2021 Black Braided Hairstyles: Fulani Braids

braided hairstyles 2021, Fulani Braids

 

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18. Braided Mohawk

Braided Mohawk, black women hairstyles

Instead of going with regular braided styles, why not experimenting with something bolder? A Braided Mohawk.

There are many variations you can have.

 

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19. Yarn Braids

Yarn Braids, braided hairstyles
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Yarn Twists Braids
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20. Braided Hairstyles 2021: Double Dutch Braids

Braided Hairstyles 2021: Double Dutch Braids

Double Dutch Braids

21. 2021 Black Braided Hairstyles: Chunky Braids

Chunky Braids braided hairstyles for black women

If you don’t have a lot of time in your hands, go for these chunky braids.

22. The Rihanna Braids

The Rihanna Braids

the Rihanna Braided hairstyles

Other Black Braided Hairstyles for Black Women in 2021

Below are more photos of inspiration for Braided Hairstyles for Black Women in 2021.

 

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box braids, Braided Hairstyles for Black Women

braided ponytail long for black women

braided hairstyles for black girls

braided hairstyle lace front,

tribal cornrows braids

braided hairstyles for black women

straight braided hairstyle with beads

braided cornrows, Ghana cornrows

braided hairstyles for black women

side swept braided hairstyle for women

braided hairstyle with curly ends

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cornrows braided hairstyles

Conclusion

We just covered the best black braided hairstyles for women to try in 2021. Make sure to pick of these amazing styles, either the classic or the bold ones.

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