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7 Reasons Why You Should Get Knotless Braids This Season

After trying knotless Braids, you will never look back on regular box braids

Knotless braids are a gorgeous, protective hairstyle that is always trending among women with curly or wavy hair. They’re not only versatile and stunning, but they also cause less harm to your curls than regular box braids, so they’re an option to consider if you’re giving your natural hair a break from heavy styling. Read on to find out 8 reasons why you should go for knotless braids this season and why we love them.

Get Inspired by Long and Short Knotless Braids This Season

Whether it’s summer or winter, switching up your style is always a good idea. Find out why you should give knotless braids a try and thank us later if you fall in love with this braided hairstyle!

1. They are painless to install

Woman with knotless braids
Knotless Braids are not only a gorgeous hairstyle but are painless to install. Photo by Tahiti Spears on Unsplash.

As beautiful as box braids are, they are painful to install, and the pain lingers for days after. The beauty of knotless braids is that the braids start with your own natural hair, and the extensions slowly get added in throughout the process instead of all at once. This makes the process painless!  For an even smoother braid installation, try using SheaMoisture Papaya & Neroli All Day Frizz Control Milk Gel to help prevent frizz and boost sleekness.

2. Less breakage after installing braids

Woman with medium size knotless braids
The seamless installation of Knotless braids means less breakage in the long run. Photo by Brock Wegner on Unsplash

As a result of the seamless installation process, you will find little to no breakage when it comes time to take out your knotless braids. This means you can get the most out of your braids by keeping them in for up to 4-8 weeks without worrying about causing too much damage to your natural hair. 

3. Your hair will flourish in this protective style

Box Braids with Flower Crowns
Knotless braids as a protective style give your hair the chance to flourish. Photo by Jessica Felicio on Unsplash

A protective style is counterproductive if it hurts your hair in the process. With knotless braids, you can trust that your natural hair is truly being protected – Many naturalistas have claimed to see a great deal of hair growth when removing their knotless braids after some time. To further help promote hair growth in knotless braids, try Suave Professionals Castor Oil & Mango Butter for Natural Hair and Scalp Oil which will also help to nourish your scalp.

4. They are easier to maintain

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Knotless braids allow a smoother haircare process. Photo by Alia Handerson from Lee Creative

Knotless braids give you more access to your scalp and the roots of your hair, making it a lot easier to keep your scalp clean and take care of your braids. To give your braids a light cleanse, use the SheaMoisture Moringa & Avocado Power Greens Hair Tea Rinse bi-weekly. 

5. Knotless braids are less bulky than regular box braids

Knotless braids dressed up
Knotless braids are great for when you are choosing to opt for a sleeker and less bulky hair-do. Photo by Lari Avn on Unsplash.

Knotless braids are so lightweight you’ll even forget you have them in your hair. Depending on how big you choose for your knotless braids to be, you can even ditch the extra-large bonnet you use to protect your hair at night. You also don’t have to worry about the struggle of wrapping your hair in buns and ponytails whenever you need to hold your hair back. 

6. You can achieve a great knotless hairstyle

Knotless braids in an updo bun
Knotless braids allow you to wear various styles, such as ponytails and buns easily. Photo by Suad Kamardeen on Unsplash

It is sometimes difficult to achieve a variety of cool hairstyles in regular box braids due to the bulkiness or waiting for the pain of your fresh braids to go down. Knotless braids allow you to style your braids as if they were your own hair. Let your creativity flow and go all in experimenting with the best knotless braids hairstyles.

7. They are a very trendy hairstyle in the natural hair community

Girl with medium knotless braids
Knotless braids are a great hairstyle to ring in summer’s hottest trends. Photo by Brock Wegner on Unsplash

Curious about how to style knotless braids this summer? Don’t fret! As the style picks up more traction in the natural hair community, many influencers and celebrities have also been spotted rocking a knotless hairstyle! 

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