Micro braids are a variation of box braids, but they are a lot smaller and thinner, as you may tell from the name. Now can you imagine how long it takes to finish all these braids? While it takes 4 to 6 hours to get box braids done, this amount of time can be doubled when it comes to micro braids. And in case you are planning to make them at home, you won’t probably make it in one day. Despite the fact that micro braids are time-consuming, they last a lot longer than other braided hairstyles due to the tight braiding. Not to mention all the possible hairstyles and updos you can make out of them.
Truth to be told, some ladies consider micro braids to be out of date. Even though the peak of their popularity was in the ’90s, a lot of African American women (men as well) still choose tiny braids and prove that such styles can survive the test of time and remain trendy.
So, if you find micro braids interesting, take a look at the best styles below.
Things you need to know before micro braiding your hair
As any other braiding style, micro braids have their pros and cons. And we think that you have to know some things before going for micro braids.
To start with, since this braiding technique is quite tight, it can cause thinning out and hair breakage if made too tight. Once the braids are removed, you will more likely face the problem of hair loss and breakage at the front hairline. And everyone knows that it will take quite a lot of time to regrow.
Another thing you should never forget when it comes to micro braids is proper care. What we mean is, if braids are made of your natural hair, you should moisturize it daily to keep it healthy.
In case you want micro braids to cause as least damage as it is possible, opt for micro crochet braids. You can choose between synthetic extensions and those that made of human hair.
Needless to say, a person who is going to make micro braids on your head should be a real professional. So, make sure you have done some research and read reviews of other customers before making an appointment.
Pictures of micro braids with shaved sides
Is it possible to make a braided hairstyle like skinny braids even hotter and more badass? Of course, it is. Shaved sides can upgrade any hairstyle. Micro braids are no exception. Not only does such a hairstyle look cool, but also gives you a chance to express your rebellious nature. We also would like to point out that there are different styles of shaved sides, so every girl will find something that will fit her own taste.
Awesome long micro braids hairstyles
Just like individual braids, micro braids look incredibly beautiful if they are long. Teeny tiny braids that reach the waistline attract a lot of attention, that’s the fact. If done properly, micro braids look like naturally straight hair, which is a dream of many girls. Though you’ll have to spend half of your life sitting in the hairdresser’s chair to get such thin micro braids done. Really, it’s hard to imagine what kind of patience a braider has to possess to be able to make such a hairstyle on long hair. Not to mention that you will have to spend a great deal of money on long micro braids. Let us remind you one more time when choosing to get micro braids done on your own long hair, don’t forget about washing, conditioning and moisturizing it on a regular basis.
In case you want long micro braids, but the length of your own hair isn’t right, don’t get upset too soon. There are different kinds of hair extensions on the market.
Tiny braids for medium length black hair
One of the best things about micro braids is their versatility. They look equally well on whatever hair length you have: long, medium or short. If you have medium length hair, you can consider yourself lucky. First of all, you won’t need to spend as much time on getting micro braids done as you would if you had long hair. Secondly, such hair length allows you to make different hairstyles like ponytails and buns, which is also an advantage. Last but not least, medium hair length suits an absolute majority of women despite their hair texture or face shape. All in all, medium micro braids are a win-win option.
Short micro braids styles to try
Girls with short hair may think that micro braids aren’t for them. Wrong! As we were saying, it is possible to get micro braids done on whatever hair length. Whether you want to wear a short bob or even a pixie, with micro braids such hairstyles will look even better. The good news is, the shorter your hair is, the less damage micro braids cause to it.
Wet and wavy micro braids with curly tips
We got used to seeing straight micro braids, but it doesn’t mean that it is all. How about wavy micro braids? Such a hairstyle looks fresh and unusual. Besides, you can go for a so-called wet hair effect, which makes the curly braids look even better. To make matters better, you can braid only half of your hair length, leaving the tips curly. Tree micro braids are rocking right now, just so you know!
Hairstyles with lots of small thin braids
One of the best things about micro braids is that they require less maintenance when are done. That’s basically the main reason why so many women go for hairstyles with lots of small thin braids. Who wants to spend hours for styling every day? Time is a valuable thing and it’s better to be spent on something more important, right? So once you choose micro braids, you can be sure that you will always look nice with little effort.
Cool micro twist braids
Once you opt for such a tight hairstyle as micro braids, you definitely want it to look neat for as long as it is possible. Surely, you will need to take good care of your hair during this time. Use these tips and your braids will look fresh and neat.
Shampoo and conditioner you are going to use have to be with moisturizing components
try to avoid using heavy products like gels or hairspray. In case you need to use them, make sure you wash them off thoroughly afterward.
Use light oil for a better moisturizing effect on a daily basis
Check your braids daily. When they start getting frizzy, start itching or weighing down, it’s better to unravel them.
The most beautiful micro braids updos
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You are not limited in a choice of different updos if you have micro braids. The only thing that can limit your options is your imagination. But you can do the same things with micro braids as you would with your natural hair and you won’t drop the ball. We have collected a few cool ideas of micro braids updos in this paragraph to give your bits of inspiration. All these styles look gorgeous, don’t they?
Ways to wear zillions braids
Micro braids or in other words zillions braids remind natural hair, so it makes sense that you can make almost any usual hairstyle on their basis. Like, it won’t be a problem for you to put micro braids into a high ponytail or a bun. As well as that, you can make a French braid or any other single braid you want. Wearing zillions braids loose is always a safe bet.
Images of micro mini braids with color
Why don’t you add some bright colors to your hairstyle? As soon as you start saying that there’s no way micro braids can get better, you come across something like these pics and take your words back. Micro braids with color are a great way to diversify your look and try the desired hair color without actually dyeing your own hair. Pretty cool, huh? And the best thing is, there are tons of colors out there to choose from blond, burgundy, gray, blue, to name a few. We know that your black hair looks stunning the way it is, but we also know that wearing same hairstyle day to day gets boring and you want to change something. The time is right.
Ideas of hairstyles with micro box braids
A lot has been said about micro box braids, and we guess you have seen enough to decide whether you want to get this hairstyle or not. But we’d like you to take one more look at the cutest hairstyles with micro braids.