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What are Goddess braids? These brilliantly royal braids are essentially thicker cornrows.
They're bigger in size, raised higher, and are also braided closely to your scalp. The designs of this Black hairstyle varies. It can be a crown braid updo, Mohawk braid and a low braided bun or a half up hairstyle with a headband braid, to name a few.
Because they're larger in size, they usually take much quicker to install than traditional box braids or cornrows.
Let's talk about the beauty of double Goddess braids, sometimes call "two braid Goddesses"...
When you double the braid it means double the fun when it comes to this elegant hairstyle, allowing you to choose where you want your braids to sit.
You need to keep your goddess braids close to the ears for a younger look, or keep them high on the scalp and down the back of the head in a narrow line for a bolder style.
Goddess braids can take on some extra flair when than hang down in curly ended double ponytail styles!
Feel the magic!
Goddess braid hairstyles are formed at the scalp with the client's natural hair as the base, they can be done completely with all natural hair if you have enough growth...
... or they can be done by adding high-quality pre-stretched synthetic braiding hair into each braid loop to create a longer and/or thicker cornrow that still looks like it’s all yours.
Goddess braids have been popular seen the ancient days of early Africa and Egypt.
Don't get it twisted and think that you can't use your imagination when creating your unique Goddess braid look.
Feel free to think outside of the box and employ colorful braiding hair or tints.
Although I will warn you. Goddess braids are often more pronounced and noticeable, so if you choose to use hair dye on this style it will stand out alot more than on normally-sized smaller cornrows.
Goddess braids come in a variety of forms, designs and colors allowing you to really get your creative juices pumping.
You can even do Goddess box braids that don't lie directly against your scalp like traditional Goddess braids do.
This variety of options is the reaon why we make these protective style image galleries so that you can find some ideas to show your braider!
Here are some ideas that you’ll see in this image gallery:
Goddess braids give off the perception of royalty, and they look good with or without extensions added.
Goddess braid installations is quick and easier if done with only your natural hair. If using hair extensions you can expect to pay more for your installation and the cost will also be higher because of the need for extra products.
When considering installing goddess braid updo styles, remember this….
Goddess braids in updos don’t have to be in one luxurious bun that is reserved for a fancy cocktail party.
Goddess braid buns look great as double buns as well, your braider only needs to section the top half of the hair into two fun buns, with braids coiled around the head.
The result will be a modern, fashionable style to match your royal mood and fabulous vibe.
With goddess braids plaiting is done the same way as in other braids.
When adding extra extensions when braiding, the African braid stylist may feed-in small bundles of synthetic hair in the same way that a regular braider selects small sections of natural hair to twist into itself.
As with Boho braids and other styles of feed-in braids, feeding-in of choice natural or high-quality synthetic extensions is done to add volume and body to these thick luxurious Goddess Braids.
Her golden high bun is sitting high! Goddess braids allow you to do some dreative styling if you choose to.
I can feel the vibes....
These Goddess braid styles can quickly become a favorite go-to style, rocking these helps you embrace the reality of Black. Girl. Magic...
These are too cute.
Great for so many occasions!
Sometime you just have to let em' know that the crown is firmly fixed in place and that the gorgeousness you exude is to be expected at all times.
She knows she's fine. Livin that feed-in braids life!
And this next sista is rocking her thick Goddess box braid bob as if no other sliver of cuteness exists in the world!
Here's another angle of looking at her thick bobbed Goddess box braids....
If her whole look doesn't scream "ROYALTY", I just don't know what does...
This melanin-blessed sister looks like she just stepped off of an Egyptian throne and is ready to rule with style and grace!
Slay sis, SLAY!
How long do thick goddess box braid cornrows last?
Answer: An appropriate goddess braid care routine can lengthen their lifespan, making them last anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks. It is usually recommended that thick goddess braid cornrows be taken out after a maximum of 12 weeks. If not, the Goddess braid style can become fuzzy, or in more severe cases, cause irritation, tangling and hair loss from breakage.
Learn how to take down braids without losing hair here.
Remember that when you talk to your stylist about getting your Goddess braids installed, make sure she (or he) know to be gentle with their edges...
One of the most beautiful things about ethnic goddess braid hair is the unique creativity and artwork that goes into the various protective braid hairstyles.
When it comes to a goddess-themed look, parting your hair into a shapely design will bring a whole new dimension to the style. So let’s watch this video about how to do some super-chic Goddess braids…
When it comes to a goddess-themed regal Black hairstyle look, parting your hair into shapely designs brings a whole new innovative dimension to the braid hairstyle.
Installing Goddess braids is very similar to installing box braid hairstyle and then transitioning into your normal cornrow. Unlike many braided styles that look like Goddess braids, like Ghana braids, you are not doing the traditional feed-in braid method.
Goddess braids can be created using natural hair or hair extensions.
Many people will choose to use a pack of hair per braid to create a very thick braid, but it is up to your preference.
As you can see, you can wear these versatile goddess braids in so many different stylish ways: Down, updos, twisted into buns or pulled into ponytails, and used in combination with other natural hair protective styles.
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