Goddess braids may be familiar to you thanks to Alicia Keys’ fame. The Grammy-awarded artist that is best known for her hit song, Empire State of Mind, and Girl on Fire album sports goddess braids as her signature look. The traditional African hairstyle dates back to as early as 500 B.C., when it was found in Nigerian sculptures in intricate cornrow-like detail. It is conventionally worn by black women, but these days, the beauty and empowerment of the goddess braids transcends race and color.
Editor’s Tip: Whatever approach you decide to take, make sure you prep your hair with a shampoo and conditioner that avoids breakage since this braided hairstyle is likely to put your hair in a strain. Our recommendations? Check out Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Dove Intense Repair Conditioner.
We put together some gorgeous goddess braids looks on Asian women to inspire you to give this bold hairstyle a try. If you carry it with grace and elegance, we’re sure the powerful woman inside you will definitely be woke!
6 ways to wear goddess braids
1. Keep it at the top
Gather the hair on your crown and use them to form your braids. It will keep your hair away from your face, but still show off the natural texture and shine of your hair type on the sides.
Editor’s Tip: Minimize frizz and highlight the shine of your hair with an application of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops.
2. Wrap it in a sporty bun
3. Loose high bun
There’s nothing a few loose strands on a tight high bun can’t soften! Pull out and tease the sides of your hairstyle to up the femininity of your look.
Editor’s Tip: Have a bottle of TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo at hand when you want to style and add grip before braiding your hair.
4. Down the middle
5. Sleek low ponytail
Let the braids trail down and lead to a low ponytail for a sleek and polished look.
6. Twist it at the back
Keeping it all in an elaborate, twisted bun, you can take this hairstyle with you for a couple of days out of town.
Today, morena women can have blonde hair. Don’t you think morena and mestiza Filipinas can also wear goddess braids? We’re looking at you to start the trend!