5 Cool Ways to Rock Micro Braids

All Things Hair Team | 20 March 2019

Look hip and on-trend with playful micro braids! Here are some hairstyles to try. 

Crazy over braids? Go for micro braids! With their fun and playful nature, these tiny braids can make your look more exciting especially for the summer. Here are five ways you can wear this chic and totally badass ‘do!

How to wear micro braids

1. Micro braid bun

Micro braids: Closeup shot of a woman with micro braids and dyed hair in a top bun
Micro braids put up in a bun make for a great summer look. Credit: Shutterstock

For an easy, breezy look that you can wear on a busy day, put your micro-braided hair into a chunky bun. Coil them into a slightly messy pile on your crown to give off a fresh and youthful vibe.

2. Space bun with micro braids

Micro braids: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long dark hair in space bun wearing a black shirt outdoors
Spritz hairspray when you’re done styling to keep your space bun smooth and long-lasting.

If you’re feeling gutsy, this fun hairstyle takes your tresses to a whole new level. Divide hair into two vertical sections and coil the topmost parts into two space bun. Leave a small section on each side undone, braid these sections, and wrap them on each of your buns. Voila! You’ve got a look reminiscent of your favorite superheroines!

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo

Editor’s tip: It’s important to incorporate a regular washing regimen for your micro braids. Use DOVE Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and DOVE Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner to keep locks healthy and moisturized and to tap unwanted frizz.

3. Layered micro box braids

Micro braids: Closeup shot of a woman with long dyed hair in micro braids
Mix bright hair colors and micro braids for a fun and playful look. Credit: Shutterstock

Imagine an elaborate multi-stranded necklace. This is how this hairstyle looks, with the different layers of micro braids criss-crossing in a delicate waterfall. If you have bold highlights like orange, red, or green, this hairstyle will help show off your hair colors.

4. Loose and lovely

Micro braids: Closeup shot of a woman with long dark hair in micro braids wearing a cap and a striped shirt
Let your little braids speak volumes about your personal style. Credit: Shutterstock

For days when you just literally want to let your hair down, this straightforward look can help you exude liveliness and personality. Style it any way you want! You can wear accessories like a baseball cap, a hat, or barrettes.

TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

Editor’s tip: Micro braids’ number one enemy is dryness and lack of shine. Bring up the gloss factor with TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops for healthy-looking locks.

5. Accent braids

Micro braids: Closeup shot of a woman with blonde hair in buns and braids wearing a printed top
Liven up your hairstyle by adding micro braids. Credit: Shutterstock

You don’t have to micro braid all of your hair for a chic look. Do micro braids on sections of your hair such as your bangs to add an interesting accent. You can even pair it with more conventional braids to create a fun braid medley.

Get the products you need for these hairstyles by using the following links:
DOVE Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo
DOVE Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner
TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

Anyone can rock micro braids with enough playfulness, flair and confidence, plus, a regular hair care regimen that keeps locks looking fresh, healthy and lustrous. Try these looks and pick the one you like best.

Next read: In the mood for funky hairstyles? Check out these ways to incorporate cornrows into your look!