Best Blonde Braids for South Africans to Try in 2020

Blonde Braids are feminine, fierce and fantastic in every sense. We totally understand why this is the latest craze in the hair world!

Blonde braids are iconic. And to get this colour, you can either dye your hair blonde before plaiting it into your desired style, or you can braid your hair with blonde extensions. This second option for blonde braids is great as it avoids bleaching your own hair.

Braids are extremely popular in South African culture because they are wearable with any hair type and can be done in different styles. Not to mention how it is able to accompany any outfit with ease!

So whether you’re already rocking a woven ‘do, or are thinking of getting one, we have put together a list of fantastic braids, and not to mention colours that can accompany every style for your reading pleasure, in addition to a quick and easy how-to guide that will give you handy tips on how to get your tresses looking great every time.


Long Blonde Braids

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Long, icy blonde braids are for the bold. They are also super versatile – wear it loose or tie it into a top knot, it all looks good with long braids.


Honey Blonde Braids

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If bright blonde braids aren’t your vibe, keep it low-key with these sultry honey braids.


Blonde and Brown Braids

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We at All Things Hair love to mix it up, and this combo of blonde and brown braids has us wanting more! This look is a bit more subtle than going completely blonde, but it is still a striking look guaranteed to turn heads.


Thick, Colourful Braids

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Pair your thick braids with a pop of colour and you’ve got yourself a winner that can go from sporty chic to glamour queen in a heartbeat.


The French Braid

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One of the classics, this plait can be dressed up or down for any occasion. It also shows off any variations in hair colour, as seen here with honey-blonde lowlights.  For a flirty effect, secure your blonde french braid with a simple ribbon.

Editor’s Tip: If you have silky smooth hair, add texture and grip to your braid with the TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent Dry Shampoo.


Bronde and Black Twist Braids

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Yes, we said bronde. This is a brownish-blonde colour that looks great next to black. Spice up your do with 2-strand twists instead of standard braids. The bronde colour is also a perfect alternative to blonde braids.


Chunky Blonde Cornrows

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We absolutely love big, chunky cornrows, and they look even better with a touch of blonde.

Keep this look neat with a firm hold gel like the VO5 Sculpted Firm Hold Styling Gel.


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