30 Braids for Curly Hair You Have to Try

Curly braid hair style ideas for everyone.

Braids and curls are up there as two of our favorite styles of all time, and in particular, we love curly braids. Since we can’t get enough of this combination, we decided to create a collection of variations of curly braids. We know that we can’t be the only ones in love with these looks so we gathered a collection of style ideas that work for any and every hair type.

30 Braids for Curly Hair

Scroll through below and get inspired to try your hand at one of these curly braids styles this season.

1. Loose Half-Crown Braid

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Add a loose braid to a deep side-parted hairstyle.

Try this super easy look on a deep-side part hairstyle combined with a small braid. Set your hair with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4 to lock in your curls.

2. Nature-Inspired Braided Look

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Love nature? Add it to your curly braided style.

Want to take your curly braids a step further with accessorizing? Weave your favorite plant into your braid for a cute nature-inspired style.

3. Funky Braid Style

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Fun funky braid style on loose curls.

What to do with third-day curly hair? Update it with a funky braid! For a gritty and non-oily texture, use a dry shampoo like Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo to remove any excess oil then set with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1 once you complete your style.

4. Headband Braid Curly Style

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Cute boho-inspired braided look.

If you want a subtle braided look, opt for this Boho-inspired headband style. Add waves to the ends of your hair and finger comb to separate and add texture.

5. Inside-Out Braid

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Classy inside-out updo style on curly hair

Super classy, and ideal for formal events, you can create this inside-out braid on curled hair for any special occasion.

6. Curly Micro Braids

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Super cute curly style on micro braids.

There are so many ways to style micro braids. To achieve this curly look, use a curling iron to create ringlet curls on your braids. Just be sure your extensions are able to withstand heat!

7. Milkmaid Braid-Inspired Style

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Update your curly hairstyle with a milkmaid braid style.

Want a quick and easy way to get your curls out of your face? Try your hand at this simple milkmaid-inspired braid style.

8. Messy Braid Style

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One side braid on curly hair is simple and chic.

If you’re looking for the perfect style to complement lived-in curly hair, consider trying this messy braid hairstyle. Add some height to your crown for a beehive-inspired look.

9. Office-Friendly Loose Braid Style

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Chic loose braid look for work or play

Looking for curly braid hairstyles that are appropriate for the office? We’re obsessed with this loose-braided look. This style is also chic enough for post-work drinks!

10. Curly Braids Style on Long Hair

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A simple braid style for curly gals.

This fun hairstyle is ideal for those days when you just want a simple braided style for curly hair. You can also wear this look during festival season if you’re not into any of the other popular braided styles, that include funky accessories and flower crowns.

11. Curly Braids Medley

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Try a few different braided looks all at once.

Having a hard time choosing a braid? Try a few different looks at once, like this look that combines a fishtail plait with a mermaid sequence.

12. Curly Pigtail Braids

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Pigtails are always fun hairstyle ideas.

This pigtail style is fun, cute, and super girly. If you want to elevate the look, add a bit of texture by gently pulling your braids apart.

13. Pancaked Dutch Braid

Chunky Pancaked Dutch Braid for Curly Hair
Step up your braid game on long hair with this chunky look that features a pancaked Dutch plait (for all the texture!).

Need styling ideas for your thick, curly thick locks? This long, chunky braid is a great option. If you like it fluffy, opt for Dutch-braiding a big section of hair, pulling each link apart for that pancaked look, and then securing the end with a hair elastic. Tip: Leave a tendril or two loose at the hairline area for a wispier feel.

14. Braided Low Ponytail for Natural Hair

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A fun and stylish hair idea for natural hair.

This braided low ponytail style is great as a protective hairstyle. You can wear this look throughout the week and switch it up. Pull it up into a high bun, or keep it at the nape of your neck and tuck your ends in for a low bun.

15. Textured Side Braid

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Textured styles are big at the moment. Get the look with braids and curls.

To recreate this textured side braid style, start off by curling your hair first. After creating your curls, add a braid of your choice, then pull it apart to loosen and create the chunky effect.

16. Curly Box Braids

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Update your box braids with a curly look.

This style is super easy to create if you buy hair extensions that get curly when wet. A hairstylist will usually dip your braids into hot water to create a curly effect.

17. Curly Braid Accent Braid

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Add a special element to your curly styles like this accent braid.

Whenever you need a quick and easy braided look for curly hair types, you can never go wrong with a simple accent braid.

18. Glamorous Curly Braids

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An ideal style for a non-traditional wedding theme.

We are in love with this curly hair braid ‘do for weddings.

19. Braids and Waves

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Use braids to create your waves and leave one in just for fun.

Try your hand at overnight waves to create this textured style.

20. Waterfall Curly Braid Hairstyle on Short Hair

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Subtle yet fun style for every day.

We told you we have curly-braid hairstyles for everyone! If you have short hair, give this waterfall curly braids hair idea a shot.

21. Chic Curly Braided Updo

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Pull your curly hair up and add a braid around the base.

Looking to refresh your curly style mid-week? This chic updo is ideal for busy mornings or when you are in between washes.

22. Wash and Go Braided Updo Style

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Add a braid to the crown of your hair to change up your look.

Not all wash-and-go styles need to be worn down and out. You can gather your style up into a simple updo with a braid like the style pictured above.

23. Dutch Crown Braid

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Create a Dutch crown braid on long curly hair.

There are so many ways to style long curly hair, but of course, since we’re having a moment with braids and curls, we’re totally digging this Dutch crown braid style.

24. Tiny and Chunky Dutch Braids

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Give your Dutch braid a fun twist by creating this fishtail braid look.

Get the best of both worlds with this tiny and chunky Dutch braid style. Mix it up and add some texture using a curling iron.

25. Chunky Curly Hair Braids

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Cluster two or more curly braids together to create this unique look.

Go big or go home! Chunky braids have so much character. This look is great if you’re into statement hairstyles.

26. Half-Updo Curly Braid

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Gorgeous half-updo style for formal events.

Half-updo styles are here to stay for a while. Try out these neatly braided updos and add curls to create a fancy finish.

27. Flower Waterfall Braid

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Flower braid styles are great ideas for the warmer seasons.

This style is perfect for the warmer seasons. Here’s how to create a flower braid style on your hair at home.

28. Curly Fishtail Braid

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What can’t curly hair do? This fishtail braid is a gorgeous style idea.

Who said curly hair can’t be braided? Look at this gorgeous fishtail braid style. Need a hand? Learn how to create a fishtail plait here.

29. Elegant Braid and Curl Updo

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Elegant braid and curl style.

In need of a gorgeous updo style for a wedding? Add this look to the top of your list. This elegant braided look is easy enough to recreate on your own.

30. Tightly Coiled Tree Braids

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Add Shirley Temple curls to a box braid style.

One of our most coveted braided styles at the moment is tree braids. To achieve this style, use a curling iron to create tight coils all throughout your hair.

Are you thinking about trying out one of these styles? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS!


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