Spending about 90 percent of our time hunting for the freshest styles around, we noticed that one look in particular has been growing in popularity. What, you ask? Yarn braid hairstyles, that’s what! As the name suggests, these woven styles are made out of yarn, making a great alternative to synthetic hair types.
Just like other types of hair extensions, the material can be woven to form various yarn braid styles, yarn twists, and even yarn locs! And with each of these looks being pretty, protective and effortlessly stylish, you can rest assured that hairstyles with yarn braids will score you major style points. So, to discover all the yarn braid inspo you could possible need, keep reading…
7 yarn braid hairstyles from Instagram we’re loving
1. Short yarn braids
Mark our words: short hairstyles are back – and in a really big way! So it should come as no surprise to learn that short yarn braids styles are also trending. And this trendsetter’s hair is the perfect example: we love how her short purple yarn twists have been swept to the side, showing off her stunning oval face shape. Credit: @thebaydiangirl
2. Low ponytail
Tired of wearing your ponytail high? Then it’s time to take things down a notch and wear your pony low. This elegant and timeless look is great for lazy girls who secretly love to look put together! And if you thought hairstyles with yarn braids couldn’t be worn in a classy manner, the picture above will convince you otherwise. Credit: @temalageni
3. The vintage yarn braid updo
Are you a sucker for all things vintage? Great! Then you’ll be happy to know that yarn twists can be easily fashioned into a tonne of retro-chic looks, since they’re super light weight. Credit: @jacyjuly
If you want to indulge yourself in more retro hairstyles for your au naturel strands, you need to watch Mini Marley create her 1930s curly updo, here!
4. Fauxhawk hairstyle with undercut
If you’re looking for yarn braid styles to elevate your mane game, say hello to your new BFF: the yarn braided mohawk. Looking as cool as it sounds, this ‘do takes edgy to a whole new level, with both sides featuring a sharp undercut. Credit: @africancreature
But if an undercut still isn’t cool enough for you, how about taking inspiration from the above Instagrammer and choosing yarn braids of multiple colours, for the ultimate woven hairstyle?
5. Yarn dreadlocks
Love the look of dreadlocks but don’t fancy going through an extensive process to get them? Then you need to consider trying yarn locs!
With yarn loc extensions, hair is palm rolled, and instead of adding additional hair to your mane, strands are wrapped with yarn. We particularly love how this mega-babe has accessorised her yarn locs with some twisted hair jewellery! Quite the stunning look, no? Credit: @tiffanyslocjewels
6. Colourful yarn braids
When it comes to colourful hairstyles with yarn braids, this fashionista’s mane is certainly one to be inspired by. Opt for one solid tone or play around with a blend of different hues, and you’ll soon have a head full of brilliantly coloured strands! Credit: @studiomucci
7. Boxer braids with yarn
Got naturally long locks and looking for a way to spruce up your braided hairstyle? Then work in some some yarn a la the picture above for an easy way to up your mane game! It may be a small addition to your look, but boy oh boy does it pack a punch in the style department. Credit: @colourfulbraids-ath
Editor’s tip: Ready to try yarn braids? Just be sure keep your braids in tip-top shape by using the TIGI S Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray. This divine smelling product will help with on-the-go moisture and give your tresses the nourishment it needs!
Loved seeing all these yarn braid hairstyles and now looking for more braids, styles for 2017 and beyond? We’ve got all of these in abundance on our Braids page, so don’t forget to check it out, will you?