Hair styles: At a glance

Origin: Goddess braids share a similar history with cornrows that the styles can be traced back to the times of Ancient Africa. The Goddess braids of today made a huge resurgence in the 2000’s.

Modern trends:

Goddess braids have become a widely popular protective style in recent years. They resemble thicker cornrows where the hair is braided closely to the scalp. The braids are typically more defined than regular cornrows. The beauty of ethnic goddess braid hair is the artwork that goes into the various styles. When it comes to a goddess-themed look, parting the hair into a shapely design brings a whole new dimension to the style.

Goddess braids can be created using natural hair or hair extension. The style usually includes at least two braids in various designs. The ends of the Goddess braids can either be worn down or made into an up-do. Accessories, such as hair clips, can be added to the braids. Some women choose to mix Goddess braids and regular cornrows into one hairstyle for a trendier design.

Goddess braids can last a few weeks with proper care. Maintaining the style is similar to maintaining regular cornrows. The style is inexpensive and easy for beginners. Much like other braided hairstyles, such as box braids, crochet braids and even Ghana braids, goddess braids can remain on for months – Longer than any other braided hairstyle. These hair styles are a great way to create an amazing design that will be perfect for a memorable occasion or event.

 Braids are beautiful and feminine for ethnic women. Braided styles of hair are very popular among African women. Braids are an easy and pleasant way to forget about hair styling for months, by giving hair some rest and protect it from harsh environmental factors. Besides, with the awesome hairstyles one can attract attention, admiring glances and sincere smiles.

Braided hairstyles make space for creativity. There are many interesting braiding techniques to make every head unique. Besides, one can experiment with highlights, natural or curly texture, clips, patterns, shapes, flowers, beads etc.

Researchers say that braids were “in fashion” even 2000 years ago. We can observe this in old sculptures, paintings and in some old movies.  Some of the styles are microbraids, cornrows, fishtail braids, blocky braids, black braided buns, twist braids, tree braids, hair bands, French braids, box braids and goddess braids and much more are available for the decoration of hair of beautiful women who wants to enjoy the variations.

 Once a desired braiding style is selected, one can shape the braids into gorgeous hairstyles both for every day and special events.

One need not worry for not having natural hair. One can add extensions and can maintain the braids for nearly three months or more with a little care.

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