Feed-in braids, often known as French braids or boxer braids (a controversial time period fueled by celebrities and feminine UFC fighters) have been worn by black girls for ages, and now we’re seeing a resurgence of the basic coiffure, that includes two-braid variations. Feed-in braids are basically cornrows which have further hair (actual or artificial) fed in little by little in order that there’s much less hair on the high than on the backside of the braid—they’re additionally nice for added size. For reference, check out the everyday two-braid fashion earlier than we delve into variations. Influencers and celebrities like Hannah Bronfman have been seen sporting the 2 feed-in braid fashion, making them much more well-liked. Their low-maintenance enchantment is nice for hanging on the seaside, working errands, and exercising—or wherever you need, actually. (Shout out to our cell stylists for doing Hannah’s braids proven under).
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Feed-in Braids vs. French Braids
Feed-in braids are typically confused with French braids due to the similar-looking closing consequence. So what’s the distinction between French braids and feed-in braids? It’s all concerning the underhand braiding method— shifting every hair part underneath the final one as an alternative of over— which makes them pop! In distinction, French braids use the overhand method and have a wider, flatter look. In a means, feed-in braids are reverse French braids, typically referred to as Dutch braids, with added hair.
With the terminology clarified, let’s see how this seemingly easy fashion that really be worn in many various methods. Right here we’ll concentrate on 5 variations that add a little bit flare of creativity to your hair.
Two Feed-in Wrap-Round Braids
A singular look the place the hair is parted alongside a deep curve and every part is braided across the head and joined collectively on the again. This shouldn’t be laborious to your stylist to drag off with simply the curve of a comb.
Feed-ins With Curly Ponytail Ends
Right here at Un-ruly, we strive to not take ourselves too significantly, and that’s why we love this playful tackle feed-in braids with curly hair added to the ends for a younger look. This fashion is nice for youths, too!
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Add Smaller Cornrows to Your Braids
Speak about maximizing your actual property! See how these smaller cornrows have been added to the perimeters and in between the 2 bigger braids for a extra intricate fashion.
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Right here’s the same variation by Filthy Wealthy Tresses, through which two slim cornrows stripe down the center of the top:
Feed-in Braids Plus Assertion Sew Braids
Sew braids are much like cornrows however the slight distinction lies within the braiding method used. A stylist makes use of their pinky finger and nail to create the sharp, graphic strains seen right here.
Boost your look by including some colour to your feed-ins. Attempt braiding in a cool colour like pink or gold, or choose to dye your hair one colour for a good bolder look. The selection is yours.
Now that you recognize what feed-in braids are and the right way to fashion them, give them a try to go away a remark for us under.
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