Tree braids are one of the most famous African American hairstyles. It uses hair extensions to add length as well as make your hair look fuller. This is done by creating small and tight braids. This style is perfect for any type of hair, however, it works best if you have thick and kinky hair which is common among African American women. During summer, it is important to protect your skin and hair. This hairstyle can protect your hair and at the same time, it has low maintenance.
What are Tree Braids?
Tree braids are the best protective hairstyle for your natural hair. It can be worn daily and for special occasions. There are two kinds of tree braids. These are the cornrow tree braids and the individual tree braids. Want to experience the best of two worlds? In this style, some strands of hair extensions will be inserted into your cornrows. Tree braids are like natural hair. You can either wore it loose or wore it in an updo or ponytail. You can also divide it in the middle or on either side. Tree braids can protect your natural hair, giving it time to relax.
With proper maintenance and care, tree braids can last up to 2 to 3 months. It takes less time to finish compared to box braids and micro braids. This hairstyle can give you a free-flowing look. You can choose the desired length that you want. It is ideal for natural and relaxed hair.
Tree Braid Hair and Styles
Tree braids are very easy to do! Below, we will give you a number of inspiring images. You can choose which one will suit your face structure and your outfit. You can try each of these variants once you became an expert in tree braiding technique.
1. Glamorous Tree Braid Weave
One of the main advantages of tree braids is that it has low maintenance.
2. Tree Braid Hairstyle
With proper care, you can get the most out of your braids.
3. Blonde Tree Braid
Sometimes it’s nice to experiment with different hairstyles.
4. Unique Tree Braid
You can also create your tree braiding in a diagonal style.
5. Centre-Parted Tree Braid
If you desire a retro hairstyle then this one is absolutely perfect.
6. Front-Braided Tree Braid
It would be great if your tree braids can look like real hair.
7. Wavy Tree Braids
One of the best things about tree braids is that it can give you the opportunity to experiment with different hair textures.
8. Straight Hair with Tree Braids
Want to keep it simple? Instead of parting your hair, you can keep it sleek and straight.
9. Long Wavy Tree Braid
The tree braids blend well with the loose spirals.
10. Side-Swept Curls with Tree Braid
The side-swept style only proves that the positioning of the hair can create a great impact.
11. Colored Tree Braid
Hair color plays an important role in the hairstyling process.
12. Curly Black Tree Braid
This hairstyle is ideal for women who have fuller hair and wants to wear tree braids.
13. Tree Braid Hairstyles
Curls can be styled in such a way that it can enhance thickness.
14. Tree Braid with Headband
The headband is used to separate the tree braids and the twists.
15. Long Straight Hair with Tree Braid
With tree braids, you don’t have to part your hair.
16. Sleek Tree Braid
Whether you have long, short, wavy or straight hair, you can always wear tree braids. It is very versatile!
17. Tree Braid Style
This braided style looks very simple and you can style them in a lot of ways.
18. Free Flowing Waves
Who doesn’t love silky curls, flowing freely?
19. Classic Hairstyle
This hairstyle can be flirty, fun and stylish.
20. Side-Parted Curls
With tree braids hairstyle, you can easily keep your hair away from your face.
21. Tree Braid with Highlights
Highlights can spice up the color of your hair.
What is the best hair for Tree Braids?
Tree braids are perfect for thick and kinky hair. These characteristics are usually found on African American hair. However, it can also be done in other types of hair. You can choose to do it with or without hair extensions. Whether you want lengthy or small braids, tree braids are very easy to style and maintain.
If you’re interested in sporting tree braids then you’re not alone. There are numerous African American women who love this style, especially during summer days. It can help in maintaining the healthiness of your real hair. So, what is the best hair to be used for tree braids? It is recommended that you should use hi-grade synthetic hair extensions. The most suitable ones are Fentress, Batik, Glance, and Bonne. Although, if you prefer to use human hair then you can use Milky Way or Outre.
How to Tree Braid
Create cornrow braids on your natural hair with hair extensions. Follow the following steps.
Step 1. Part the hair into smaller sections and secure it with a clip.
Step 2. Start at the hairline and create a tight cornrow braid. Get a small piece of your hair extension and add it to the braid.
Step 3. Braid the extension and the natural hair together and make sure that it is secure. Take note that a greater part of the hair extensions is left unbraided and free-flowing.
Step 4. Repeat this process until the entire hair is all braided.
Look for a professional hairstylist to do your hair braiding. There are some salons which are an expert in African American hair braiding hairstyles. Be sure to inquire if the salon does not only do cornrows but also tree braiding. The entire process could take at least five hours. During the braiding process, if you feel that the braids are too tight and it’s a bit painful for you then tell your stylist. Tight braids can damage your hair and can even cause hair loss. To give you some idea about tree braids here is a short video:
Love tree braids? When it comes to tree braids, you can always experiment with different colors and textures. Get the braid style that you’ve always wanted to try.
Hello dear readers. I have been cutting hair since I was born. First practicing on my siblings, and later at school. After years of education and training, I was finally able to open my own salon with my girlfriend (soon to be wife) Lize and it’s been a crazy ride ever since. We noticed people needed more than just a haircut but also advice on how to wear different styles and work with different types of faces and hair. I have shared a ton of hairstyles and braid guides in this blog. Sometimes I share hairstyling products and tools I personally use.