October is here, which means the days are getting shorter and the leaves are starting to change color. If you’re already looking forward to pulling out your cozy sweaters and boots, then it’s time to get ready for fall hairstyles by trying one of these braided styles! Whether you prefer natural black hair or you want to lighten up with some fun colors, there’s an option here for you. Take a look at our gallery of great braided looks!
The Sleek Ponytail
A sleek ponytail is a great way to take an out-of-the ordinary braid and make it look high fashion. All you need is a flat iron and some gel, so this style is easy to put together. Start by grabbing a section of hair from the crown of your head, including pieces from the top, sides, and back of your head.
The Side Braid
One of the best ways to keep hair moisturized is with a moisturizing mask. Coconut oil is not only a great option because it has health benefits but also, it’s made of 100% natural oils that are high in essential fatty acids and vitamin E, which can help repair dry, damaged hair. Take 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and mix it with 2 tablespoons of your favorite conditioner in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to your hair starting at the scalp working down.
The Fishtail Braid
If you love your hair in braids, you’ll want to make the fishtail braid a part of your new autumn hairstyle. Fishtail braiding is more intricate than just a regular braid, and has two twists that make it stand out from the rest.
When you’re braiding your hair, make sure that all of your hair is even and that you don’t have any bumps or strange kinks in it. Also, remember that it’s okay to use a little bit of extra hold gel in your braids to keep them tight and prevent them from unraveling. Use product sparingly, though.
The French Braid
If you’re looking for a feminine yet edgy style, a French braid is the way to go. This vintage style is so popular that it was actually banned by French schoolgirls in 1912 because it took too much time to do! The trick to pulling off this braid is all in the part—since your hair can’t be pulled back into a ponytail, take some strands and divide them in half before pulling each piece into an individual braid.
One of the simplest fall hairstyles is a Dutch Twist. They can be done on dry hair and create a nice, retro ‘do that looks great on black women with braids. To do this style, section off your hair into two parts—one at the top of your head and one at the bottom of your head. Take sections of hair from both sections, twist them together to form twists, and then tie each twist with another section of hair to complete a Dutch Twist. Voila!
Sisterlocks in Curls
The first thing to note about Sisterlocks in Curls is that the braid does not have to be on the same side of your head as your Sisterlocks. There are many ways to wear this hairstyle, such as with a twist out or a perm rod set. The main goal is to bring attention away from the locks and towards an elegant fashion statement, be it a chignon, ponytail, or dramatic curly updo.
Cornrows Braided into Cornrows
If you’re not looking to do anything too drastic, a simple updo is always an option. Choose a hairstyle that will complement your length, thickness and desired fullness. If you have thin hair and are looking to add more volume, consider braiding into cornrows. To start this style, divide your hair in half from the front of your head all the way down to the back.
Flat Twistouts with a Twist
A flat twistout with a twist is a great protective style. Start by applying gel to your hair, wetting it and parting into small sections. Then take one section at a time and roll it up tightly in your hand before twisting the sections away from your face. Finally, seal the twists with moisturizing hair cream.
Flat Twistouts Without A Twist
Of course, the majority of these hairstyles are only suitable for women with naturally straight hair, but they still give you plenty of ideas to work with if you don’t have hair that’s as versatile. Curly girls and transitioning ladies can also find inspiration from some of these styles. The next time your parents ask what’s new in hair trends, point them to this post!
Two Strand Twists Updo
This style is great for those days when you are running low on time. Apply a little bit of hair cream to your finger and work it into your scalp to get rid of dryness. This will provide your braids with the necessary oil. Divide your hair into two sections, take one section from the top and then one from the back of your head.
Two Strand Twists Downdo
Styling your hair with a twist out is a great way to enhance curls and minimize the frizz. Here’s how to do two strand twists downdo. To start, use an afro pick or comb to separate one side of your hair from the other, then take a small amount of product and smooth it over the newly separated part. Next, grab some strands from the front, back, and sides of your head with one hand as you take some strands from the other hand (like you’re parting off sections) and start twisting them together in both hands until they meet at one point in between your hands.