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| May 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

People with short hair can enjoy many short braided hairstyles. Braids have been a popular hairstyle throughout history. They can sometimes be complex hairstyles, and people with short hair do not commonly wear braids because it can be difficult to braid short hair. This article will feature some braided hairstyles that you can enjoy if you have short hair.

Crown Braids: This hairstyle can make short hair look longer because of the carefully constructed braids. When done correctly, it is impossible to tell where the braid begins or ends. This gives the illusion of one long braid, when it is actually many short braids. This hairstyle is great for people whose hair is chin-length. It is a perfect hairstyle for someone who wants his or her hair to appear longer than it really is.
Horizontal Braids: In some of the most commonly done braids, hair would be braided from the crown to the nape of the neck. This braid does the exact opposite of that, and it is done from one ear to the other. As its name suggests the hair is braided horizontally giving a clean and close appearance.

Zigzag Braids: This hairstyle should not be attempted by anyone who has not practiced it before. The concept seems easy enough, braid the hair in a zigzag pattern. However, it is much more difficult to do than it may seem. The shorter the hair is the wider the zigzags will need to be. This hairstyle can also be known as S-Shaped braids and instead of zigzag the hair would be braided in an S-shape.

Upside Down Braids: This hairstyle also takes practice before it can be done perfectly. However, when done correctly it is a cute and unusual braid style. Instead of braiding from the crown to the nape of the neck, you would braid from the nape of the neck to the crown of the head. The tail of the braid can be tucked under the braid or you can wrap them around on the sides of the head. This hairstyle can be done with very short hair.

Several problems occur when braiding short hair. One of the most common problems of braiding short hair is the small tuffs of hair sometimes come loose from the braid. There are many things that you can do to solve this problem. You can use gel or mouse to hold the hair into place, and give a smooth glossy finish to the hairstyle. Other methods you can use include wrapping a ribbon around the braid or using a hair taping technique.

One of the best features of braided hairstyles is that there is no limit to what you can do. Braids can be used in several different ways and can be incorporated into many different hairstyles. Next time you are feeling creative try finding new and creative ways that you can braid your short hair!

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My goal is to teach myself and others about our beautiful black hair and to have a place where we can come together to get examples, advice, and information of black hair growth and hairstyles. Whether you have permed, pressed, or natural hair its still black hair and it's beautiful.

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  1. Tasha says:

    This is a very cute style. I like it alot.

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