The origin of braids has its history and prehistory of more than 30,000 years ago. In ancient days, people from North Africa, Caucasus, Asia Minor, Near East, East Mediterranean were noted in the art of braided hair. Braid was a sign of ethnicity, prosperity, prestige, utility and religious affiliation for them. Braids have its origin and inspiration since the ancient ages as they were practiced and used as a sign of prestige, culture and heritage.
Some of the striking braids designs that makes one’s hair turn back are wavy- straight back braids, giant coil braids, up done braids with curls for short and sassy hair, snake braids, giant double twisted up do, braid with a side bang, criss- crossed braids with cornrows, braided ponytail, jumbo braided crown bun, cornrows with French roll up, so on and so forth.
Braids generates and improves our imaginativeness with its different techniques on various do’s and don’ts which in fact allow us to be relaxed and concentrate on other works and always leaves our head unique standing out in the crowd. African braids have its ethnicity with its varying designs and techniques of making them.
Braids are simple, gracious and homey allowing us to engage in our work soulfully without bothering and without making our fingers to run over our hair each and every time after experiencing a wonderful breeze or a long bike ride. Braids are always an option for low maintenance and epitome of effortless beauty. Although its start- up and hair do is challenging.
Cornrows can also be made into cornrows bun which gives the effect of cornrows in the scalp and it gets preceded by a larger bun behind depending on the density of the hair and number of cornrows or braids. Cornrows with a ponytail suits best for people with long straight black hair.
When bob are braided it takes a special and sophisticated make- over for black women. This makes the bob classy when made on a brown blonde. This goes flattering when is made with a perfect length and style. These braid can be simply three partitioned which are minutely made. Braided bob takes its phenomenal beauty and gorgeousness when it takes its position along the partition on the scalp being it is middle or side partition.
Box braids has its unique place among the braiding styles which is originated from Africa. Box braids are those braids those which has number of boxes and cubes visible on the scalp. These numerous of boxes are then partitioned into side or middle and sometimes a big bun of braids can also be made having the make- over a stunning one. These box braids can also be further taken up a half way done with a simple clutch.
Latch hook braids known as crochet braids looks dashing for black women with its twists and it is one of the African American culture of hair styling. Crochet twists are conventional braids in which the one’s natural scalp hair is twisted and taken up to cornrows and then an artificial synthetic hair will be attached to it by means crochet hooks.