Lately, I have seen an increase in the number of posts with the hashtag #braidsforblackwomen on my timeline. Black girls everywhere trade for easy-going, protective models in our fros and silk presses. The word may be new to you but chances are if you’ve been having braids for a while, you’ve either seen this look (or wear it).
Feed-in braids use a technique that gives the appearance of real, complete braids beyond the start of your hairline by “feeding in” synthetic hair with your natural hair. Your stylist will start each braid with a knot using traditional cornrows to combine your hair with synthetic hair. But after the hair is braided, with the feed-in system, the hair adding process begins, with the synthetic hair being fed-in mid-braid to produce a smooth, seamless look. Here are thirty ways to wear the look.