Thinking about trying individual braids or looking for new ways to style your usual look? We’ve created a collection of 20 unique ways to wear individual braids and we know you’re going to love them. Single braids are one of our favorite styles and we can’t get enough of these intricate looks. Individual braids are a great protective style and while they take a little to create, right now we’ve all got plenty of time. Thinking about giving these single braid styles a shot? Read on for major hairstyles for single braid inspiration:
How to Wear Individual Braids
1. Wrapped Bun
Gather all of your braids into a ponytail, and then coil them into an oversized wrap bun for a bold, elegant look you’ll go back to again and again.
2. Wear a Head Scarf
Wear your favorite scarf wrapped around your head and let your braids peek out underneath. This is one of our top go-to hairstyles for individual braids, as the intricate scarf draws even more attention to your gorgeous strands.
3. Pull ‘Em Back
Secure just a few braids back into a soft and romantic half-up style.
4. Side Part
A great way to soften up single braids hairstyles is by wearing them in a side part.
5. Pulled Over
Add some volume to your look by flipping your braids over to one side.
6. Brighten Up
Highlights are not off-limits for individual braids styles, and a light color like this will instantly brighten up your entire look.
7. Center Part
Move towards more definition by wearing your braids in a center part. No matter how you choose to finish the style, a center part can always be counted on to add a touch of boldness to the look.
8. Professional Ponytail
One of our favorite go-to styles we like to recommend for women who are looking for something on the professional side is a simple ponytail. We love how the braids give an otherwise understated style an upgrade.
Elongate your face and add some height to your look by wearing a part up that has some volume incorporated.
10. Mid-Level Ponytail
Try a simple yet impactful chic and easy ponytail.
11. Messy Bun
Gather your braids into a low messy bun for an exercise class or a run on the beach.
12. Low Bun
Tying your hair into a low bun is the easiest route to a soft and romantic look.
13. Light Highlights
Highlighted box braids are even bolder, and we love this warm caramel brown color that flatters everyone.
14. High Ponytail
Wear your braids nice and high in a swishy and flirty ponytail.
Keep your hair off your face while still showing off your braids in this feminine and professional look.
16. The Half Bun
Pair your beautiful braids with a half bun for the ultimate trendy look.
17. Keep It Casual
Keep it casual by wearing your braids long, down and loose.
18. Bronze Highlights
Try a bronze color to complement your skin tone and brighten up your look.
19. Braided Bob
Style your braids short for a sweet and flirty look.
20. Wear a Beanie
Wear a beanie on top of your braids for a cute, outside-friendly look.
Editor’s tip: One of the best ways to care for your individuals braids is making sure to incorporate a deep conditioner into your routine. We love Suave Professionals Deep Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner and recommend using this duo to keep your braids moisturized and healthy.
If you want to take the moisturizing a step further, use TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Mask after you wash your braids for even more benefits.