Braided Hairstyles for Long Hair

Fashion is changing. Depending on it, girls choose clothes, shoes, makeup, and hairstyles as well. Women often pick up trendy short haircuts, but long hair will never lose its popularity. It’s the basis for gorgeous hairstyles. There is a huge variety of all kinds of braids and weaves for long curls.

Braids are a great way to quickly make your hair look neat and well-groomed. Learn a few basic patterns of weaving and you will no longer worry about what hairstyle to choose today.

There are several reasons that make braids the perfect hairstyle for owners of long hair. The first one is convenience. You don’t have to constantly comb your braided hair. This hairstyle doesn’t damage the locks, in contrast to hair straighteners and curlers. Your locks are protected from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation, which also helps keep their beauty and health.

Another advantage is diversity. There’re so many braided hairdos! You can braid own hair in different ways and always look attractive. Long plaited hair is suitable for women of any age and looks good both at formal events and in everyday life. So let’s check out the best braid ideas for long hair!

Loose Braid Hairstyles for Long Hair

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If you don’t like tight braids and you often feel pain at the roots of your hair when you untwist them, our idea of loose braid hairstyles is just for you! Create a fashionable and beautiful combination of plaited and loose, a bit messy strands.

The loose braid immediately gives a refined and elegant style to a classical or overly strict image. It looks great on thick hair and helps to create extra volume for fine hair so that the braid doesn’t look thin and sleek.

How to make this loose braid hairstyle for long hair? There is nothing easier. Unlike most hairstyles with a “quick fix” effect, this braid doesn’t mask the complex process that precedes this result. Simply twist the strands two or maximum three times, leaving the strands free to fall on your shoulders. Relax the braided part so that it is not so tight. Fast, simple, and stylish hairstyle option!

The Cutest Braided Updos for Long Hair

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You may not be a professional hairdresser, but if you know how to make long braided hairstyles, then you will never have problems with hair. Braids are a great hairstyle on their own. They can also be an excellent basis for intricate braided updos.

Have a wedding, prom, or another formal event in the near future? It’s time to pay your attention to the cute braided updos for long hair. Hairstyles with braids are a classic style that can help you look gorgeous without a ton of hair spray or hot styling. Before the important event, you should definitely try several options of such braided updos to be sure that it suits you.

To improve your skills, just learn some new braid weaving schemes, check out a few step by step tutorials. You’ll get such a huge set of hairstyles for all occasions, which you can only dream of!

Ideas for Long Hair: Braiding Hairstyles

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Braids for long hair mean comfort, and, of course, beauty. Braiding hairstyles practically don’t need combing and correction during the working day. Does your dress code require collected hair? Meet another idea for long hair – a rope braid.

A rope braid is simple to make but no less interesting. You can do it in two ways: in the technique of the French braid or from the ponytail. Divide hair into two parts. Twist each part into a braid in one direction, for example, clockwise. Then start to twist the strands with each other to make a spiral, but in the opposite direction (counterclockwise). It allows to keep its form and not to loose during the day. Looks very original!

This hairstyle looks better on straight hair of the same length. If you have a layered haircut, hair tips, getting out of the braids, can spoil the entire hairstyle.

When you learn to weave rope braids, you’ll have a variety of hairstyles to do with braids – options are endless!

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Top Simple Braids for Long Hair: Easy to Do Yourself

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Each girl can learn how to make braids for long hair on her own. The most important thing is to master simple braids first. If you immediately start with complex weaving, most likely you’ll fail and this will make you lose a taste for creating beautiful braided hairstyles for a long time.

Probably, a French braid is one of the simplest braids that you can easily do yourself, especially if you have long hair. It is similar to the weave of a classic plait. Begin the French braid from the top of the head and separate the three small strands. Start weaving in the usual way, putting the strands on each other. The only difference is that when you interweave the strands, each time add a small lock of loose hair to it.

Make a large braid to wear it as an independent hairstyle. Or you can make French braids an element of your hairdo, for example, of a ponytail or a bun. Both options look very cool!

Long Hairstyles with Braids on the Side

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Meet a Dutch braid (it’s also often called the reverse braid) – one more cute idea of braided hairstyles. As you already understood by its name, weaving is made with the same pattern as that of an ordinary French braid. But at the same time, the strands are put not upward, but under the next strand, that is, underneath.

There are a lot of variants of such a braid. You can wear it with loose hair as a half up half down updo. Try to make a crown with braid around forehead – you’ll get a very gentle and romantic style. One of the most eye-catching ways to wear long hairstyles with braids is the Dutch braid on the side.

Does your hair lack volume? Try to pull out small loops from each weaving of the finished braid. Then you’ll get a beautiful volumetric hairstyle for long hair that will suit even formal events. Wanna more ideas? Check out the photos!

Cool Braided Hairstyles for Long Hair

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The more the better? Surely yes, when it comes to braided hairstyles! Wanna try something really creative and cool? Then such hairstyles for long hair with many braids are quite the thing!

In fact, hairdos with lots of braids are the best way to wear your long hair so that it doesn’t get tangled, damaged, and frayed. That’s why such braided hairstyles are called protective ones.

Moreover, you can make such braids using hair extensions. They will add density and length to your natural strands. If you pick up kanekalon that matches your hair color, no one will ever guess that this is not your own hair. If you want to add brightness to your style, choose colored kanekalons. This is a great idea for daring and creative girls (who have no dress code at work, of course). It is also a great way to try colored hair without coloring your natural hair.

With such cool braided hairstyles for long hair, you’ll not only look great but also save a lot of time and energy for everyday styling. Isn’t it a reason to try them?

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The Best Long Braids Ideas for Girls with Long Hair

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Take a look at the fishtail braids for long hair. This weaving is not less popular than the French braid but looks even more original. Small strands in it look like the fish scales, for which this hairstyle got its name. Such weaving looks especially advantageous on long hair, as the braid is very unusual and interesting.

A fishtail braid is a fairly simple weaving, which in fact is made of two strands. More precisely, the hair is divided into two parts. Then a small strand is drawn from one part and put to the next part. Do the same on the other side and weave this way up to the end. Such a braid doesn’t require much effort or completely smooth hair (it looks cool even with curls). Wavy strands, on the contrary, add some charm.

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Check out more fishtail braids ideas for girls with long hair!

Long Hair Braids Styles You Should Give a Try To

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The combination of loose curls and beautiful weaving is the perfect hairstyle for girls who like to wear long loose hair. Yes, we’re talking about the waterfall braid. This is one of the most elegant and charming weaves – take a look at the pics and see for yourself.

The basis of the waterfall plaits is French weaving. To get the effect of flowing hair, an additional strand that enters the braid isn’t twisted but remains loose. At the same time, this amazing braided hairstyle will give you a finished and neat look. A waterfall braid is perfect for a special occasion, a romantic walk or a trip to the theater. You definitely need to try!

The collection of nubian twist hairstyles will also help you in finding an ideal hairstyle.

Fancy Braided Hairstyles for Long Hair

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It is really difficult to list all possible hairstyles with braids for long hair – there is an infinite number of them. Hair braiding is real art, and with long hair, you can create real masterpieces.
Even if you don’t have enough experience and skills in weaving braids, you can always save a picture with adorable braided hairstyles for long hair and show it to your hairdresser. Check out more pictures of beautiful braids for long hair, get inspired and try them!