9 Braided Hairstyles to Enhance Your Curly Hair/Wig

Are you stuck when it's time to style your curly hair/wig? Would you like to explore more braiding options with your hair?

Whenever you feel tired of wearing your wash-and-go, take a step further by adding braids to it.

Braids have a way of elevating looks and styling braids with your curly hair/wig will give it another level of beauty. It's simply incredible.

In this article, we've gathered a few braided hairstyle options you can wear or get inspiration from. They sure will turn heads and make you always clear about how to style your hair again.

1. Butterfly Braid Crown

Butterfly Braid Crown

The butterfly braid crown is anything but simple. It's glamorous and looks stunning. With your curls still hanging down and a few strands braided to form an updo, this style speaks class and will turn any outfit around.

You can style this with your naturally curly hair or a wig. First, install your wig, then start styling your bohemian half updo.

To achieve this hairstyle:

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  • You want to comb through your tresses to be sure no strands are tangled.
  • Next, braid a section of hair around your ears before holding it securely with a hair elastic. If you'd like extra volume, you can pull them out to get a butterfly braid.
  • Now, sweep the first over to the other side and keep it in place with a pin.
  • Flip the second braid to the other side and pin it underneath the first braid.

Fantastic! You have successfully put your hair in a beautiful butterfly braid crown style in minutes.

2. Two Braid In Front

Two Braid Curly Wig
Deep Wave Pre Braided Wig

Rock your hair/wig with the two braids curly wig style. It's a trendy hairstyle that looks fashionable on anyone. And while the braids are simple, they can elevate your look and add a playful yet polished end to the hairstyle.

After styling this, you can add a few rings to the braids to make it more attractive. They'll make it look splendid!

But first, let's go through the steps to achieving this braided hairstyle:

 

  • Install your lace front wig. You can style the two braids before installation as well. Whatever you feel comfortable with.
  • Part the areas you'll braid out. You want it to be around your ears and section till you reach the end of your ear or throat lace of the wig.
  • Then, divide the areas you've parted into two.
  • Hold one part down with a clip and braid the other. You should braid straight down the hairline.
  • Do this for the other part as well. Once you've done that, pick up your wax and lay the hair behind the braids. You want them sleek and flat. You can likewise use your hot comb.
  • Continue styling your hair and finish up with a hairspray.

It's easy, simple, and won't take time to achieve.

3. Face-Framing Braids

Face-Framing Braids

This is an easy style that will allow you to enjoy your curls to the fullest while giving you a little twist to it. The face-framing braids sit around your face, giving you a fresh look. It's different from your regular but not too distinct.

You can add some beads to the braids for a more unique look or tie them with some colorful hair bands. This braid hairstyle for curly hair/wigs is playful and trendy.

Make sure your braids are around your face when you want to part your hair. You can have them around the ends of your eyebrows or ears. They'll compliment your features and give your hairstyle a not-so-ordinary look.

4. Twisted Braid

The twisted braid is for our girlies with full, curly hair. It's a hairstyle that will look the best with lots of volume. However, it's not hard to manipulate with extensions or a hairspray.

To style the twisted braid,

  • Comb your tresses properly.
  • Then, pick a section around your hairline and twist it to the back. You can make it loose or tight.
  • Pin it around the crown of your hair and repeat for the other side of your hairline.
  • Once you've twisted it, you are to pin it over the end of the first twist. You can use some bobby pins to keep your hair in place.
  • Get another twist done on the side you started with and pin it, layering over the last one.
  • Now, braid the rest of your hair loosely. You don't want to make it very tight.
  • Use a hair elastic to hold it at the top, and that's it!

5. Chunky Cornrows and Curls

Chunky Cornrows and Curls
Chunky Cornrows Curly Pre Braided Wig

You can't miss it with the chunky cornrows and curly hairstyle. It's stylish, classy, and perfect for every occasion. The cornrows are big and beautiful. The curls, on the other hand, showcase your natural elements.

Leave a few curly strands to frame your face or keep everything in the cornrows. There's no measure of the different ways you can wear this. So, get creative with it and explore all the numerous ways you can wear it.

6. Fishtail Braid

Fishtail Braid

The fishtail braid is a fun and sophisticated hairstyle you can add to your curly hair/wig. This braid is trendy and can be explored to give you event-worthy styles. There's no telling about the different hairstyles you can achieve with it. You can try braiding it and letting it flow along with your curly tresses. Or you can style it in a half updo to give you another chic look.

We know you've started considering your options, so how do you achieve this look? Here's how you can achieve the fishtail braid:

  • Divide the part you'd love to have the fishtail braid.
  • Hold the other areas of your hair with a hair band so you can work freely.
  • Now, pick the strands for your fishtail braid and divide them into two.
  • Grab a little piece of hair from one side and add it to the other side. Add another piece of hair from the second side to the side you began with.
  • You will repeat this step till you reach the ends of your hair or the length you want it to be.
  • Go ahead and style your hair the way you want.

7. Bantu Knots with Braids

Bantu Knots with Braids

Get your hairstyle slaying big time with the Bantu knots with braids. This hairstyle takes your usual curly hair/wig and gives it a different vibe and look. It'll look great on your natural hair or a wig, so don't waste time on this. Simply add the braids around the sides or put them between the Bantu knots.

For this hairstyle, you need to be creative. So, get creative with it. However, you can get inspiration from the image above.

How do you achieve this look? Here's how:

  • Part your hair into two sections; front and back. You'll be using the front for your knots and braids.
  • Start sectioning your unit into different parts for the knots. Leave out the areas you will braid as well.
  • Take each section you left for the knots and roll before holding time with hair elastic.
  • Move to the sections for the braids and plait them.
  • Lose the back area of your curly unit and comb it.
  • Use a hairspray to finish the look.

8. Braided Half Cornrows

Braided Half Cornrows

One of our favorite braided hairstyles for curly hair/wigs is the braided half cornrows. It's a style that requires time and experience but will turn out great after the stress.

The hairstyle features cornrows at the front of your hair while the back tresses flow freely. It's cute, casual, and looks fun. You'll want to style this on your wig before installing it. That way, it's easy and won't stress you out much.

Check out how you can get it done below:

  • Section the front area of your hair you'd like to braid.
  • Now, divide into different rows for your cornrows. You can be creative with how you section. However, if you're just getting started, it's better to stick to the regular straight line.
  • Pick each sectioned part and braid.

9. Braids with Bun

Braids with Bun

The braids with bun hairstyle are similar to the previous hairstyle, however, this features a cute bun that is attention-grabbing. It's a hairstyle that looks perfect for occasions and can be very versatile with a few accessories added to it. You can easily style this by:

  • Parting your hair for the braids.
  • Then, braiding the cornrows for a neat and gorgeous look. Add whatever creative touch you want here. It can look better.
  • After braiding your cornrows, tie them together and place them into a bun. Remember not to reach the ends of the hair after you braid your cornrows. That's to ensure your bun is in its curly element and not braided. But if you like the bun in braids, go ahead and braid till you reach the ends.

Conclusion

While we’ve listed a few braided hairstyles for curly hair/wigs, there are more. Get creative with our list, and you’ll be slaying a few more braided hairstyles for curly hair.

You can achieve these hairstyles with your long natural hair or a human hair wig, like 360 wig or full lace wig that can allow you to part and braid hair anywhere, or just go for a pre styled pre braided wig, they are glueless and pre styled already, you can wear it on and go!

Number 8 was my favorite. What’s yours? Please let us know in the comment section below. We will be happy to hear from you.


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