Whether you want to try something bold and new or have a liking for all things unique, yarn braids are a fun way to up the ante. Blending your locks with yarn is a quick and easy way to experiment with a new style, without the worry of keeping it permanent. The cozy aesthetic is perfect for colder months, but is still wearable all-year round. Don’t believe us? Get inspired by the beautiful hairstyles on women who know the power of this distinct style.
- 1 What are Yarn Braids?
- 2 Types of Hair Yarn for Braids?
- 3 How Much Yarn to Use for Yarn Braids?
- 4 Yarn Braid Styles
- 5 How to Style Yarn Braids
- 6 How to do Yarn Braids
What are Yarn Braids?
We live in a world where women want to be unique and set themselves apart from others. One of the best ways to do this is with a hairstyle like yarn braids. They are considered temporary hair extensions made of yarn that you can add to your hair. The yarn can resemble the original hair colour or have a more funky/fashionable appearance. As well as being quite inexpensive, this braiding style has become a fashion statement. On top of all, they are simply fantastic at maintaining moisture in the hair, keeping it safe from breakage.
Types of Hair Yarn for Braids?
Yarn works well on almost all types of hair, expect curly and long hair. The longer your locks are, the more time it will take to braid it. If you have non-textured hair, braiding it might not be such a great idea as it may not last as long. However, providing you cut your hair short, you can try them!
How Much Yarn to Use for Yarn Braids?
It depends on the length of your style. We recommend using around 20 strands for each braid, creating anywhere between 30-40 braids, depending on your hair type. Unlike hair extensions, the price of your yarn doesn’t necessarily make it better for your hair. In general, we advise staying away from any wool blends and choosing 100 per cent acrylic yarn for braids. Some, however, go the wool route for their braids and find it protects their kinky curls from frizziness. As a rule, we recommend having two bundles of yarn to braid your hair.
Yarn Braid Styles
Short Yarn Braids
If you have short hair, don’t think that you can’t do anything with it. Yarn braids work well on short hairstyles. It’s the trend of the season! There are many creative styles of yarn braids which will easily change up your look and show off your gorgeous face shape.
Long Yarn Braids
There are various ways to style your long hair. But if you’re looking to try something chic and new, why not go for yarn braids? On long hair, this style provides a striking look. Not only will their rope-like appearance look great, but opting for supersized braids will also save you a lot of time during the creation process. Plus, once your braids are finished, you can keep them in for up to 8 weeks, depending on your hair type. Just be sure to take them out when your hair begins to frizz!
Jumbo Yarn Braids
If you’re after a thicker finish, make it a supersized one. Jumbo yarn braids are everywhere right now. They’re such a stunning and versatile way to wear your hair. A style made of chunky twists will look stunning if you have big eyes and full lips. Not only is it a fun style, but it’s also a great look for women trying to protect their natural hair in the colder months. Jumbo braids, especially when done with a weave or some hair extensions, can give you a long, thick feminine sheath of hair—all with minimal product and close to zero heat damage.
Thick Yarn Braids
Yarn braids are the basis of lots of trendy hairstyles. These braids are so versatile and look great on almost everyone. They are also suitable for everyday wear. For a chic look, why not try thick yarn braids? For the most impressive hairstyle, a volumising powder is a must. It works by making your hair a bit stickier so it can’t slip out of the braids as you pull on it. Although you don’t need volumising powder to make your hair appear thicker, it assists you in getting more editorial-looking, crazy-thick braids.
Yarn Braids Updo
Braided updos are mesmerising, and yarn braids are no exception. Plus, they are a great way to beat the heat while looking fabulous! There are so many different options when it comes to updos, from a simple high pony or chic and sleek bun to a spunky mohawk or top knot, it just depends on your style! Don’t be afraid of playing around with your hair until you find a style that suits you.
Yarn Braids Bun
Yarn braids not only account for funky and crazy hairstyles, but they can also be gathered into an elegant and chic bun. Long hair is best for this style, but short hair will work, too. Not only is a braided bun graceful, but it is also oh-so-simple to do. Just tie your locks up into a ponytail, then twist the hair clockwise until it’s formed into the shape you desire. Once the hair is fully twisted, bring the strand towards your head and secure with a hair tie. Styling it with beaded accessories and coloured extensions will add even more vibrancy to it.
Creating yarn twists can be heaps of fun, especially if you mix in some exciting colours! Finding yarn that matches your exact hair colour may be difficult, so try to get them as close as possible to your own. And accessorise, it’ll take your hairstyle level up a notch. Delve into the world of head scarves, hairpins, headbands, beads, and more to revamp your yarn braids. Or if you like edgy looks, try shaving patterns on your head. They look tremendously cool!
Pastel Yarn Braids
There are so many different ways you can rock yarn braids. So if you’re feeling bold, why not try pastel yarn braids! There are so many gorgeous pastel shades to choose from, but the most universally flattering one is pink. Great for newbies and long-term pastel heads alike, there isn’t a skin tone that won’t suit this pastel shade! So for all those with a bit of a sweet tooth, prepare for candy floss shades and plenty of bubblegum hues (minus the sugar rush!). If pink is not your thing, there’s always peach, blue, grey, lilac or green.
Brown Yarn Braids
A lot of women choose an acrylic yarn that’s close to human hair colour (such as brown or black) for a more natural-looking braided style. To nail this look, remember to select a shade of brown that flatters your complexion and skin tone.
Colourful Yarn Braids
For those who like a statement style, colourful yarn braids are a fantastic option. All you need to do is choose your perfect hue. Additionally, don’t forget to think about the intensity of the colour you pick. While vibrant shades are undoubtedly fashion-forward, more subdued tones may be better if you work in an office environment.
Yarn Braids Bob
Bobs and braids are two hairstyles that, on their own, will probably never go out of style. Both are classic, easy to create and low-maintenance. During the summer months, sporting a style like a yarn braids bob will save you a lot of time getting ready. For starters, you won’t have to worry about the humidity wrecking your ‘do. Plus, since braids are such a long-lasting style, you won’t have to worry about touching up your hair!
Natural Yarn Braids
If you have gorgeous natural hair and you want to protect it during the colder months, then yarn braids may be a fantastic choice for you. As well as being quite inexpensive, this braiding style has become a fashion statement. On top of all, they are great at keeping moisture in your hair, protecting it from breakage.
Ombre Yarn Braids
Make your yarn braids stand out with ombre effect. If your hair is dark, then make an impression with a grey/white ombre hairdo by braiding in the lighter shade of yarn past your natural hair length. Let your hair flow for everyone to see the mix of dark and light that are a delicious treat to anyone’s eyes.
Box Braids with Yarn
Box braids have always been a well-liked style. Often it seems wherever you go, you will see women rocking this gorgeous hairstyle. They are very versatile, so that has a lot to do with their popularity. The fantastic thing about box braids is that it’s like giving your locks a vacation from life. By adding box braids to your hair, you are adding a little protective layer to your natural hair. By braiding longer extensions into your box braids, you can have the versatility to rock any hairstyle that you want. Regardless of what you choose, you are sure to fall in love with this look.
How to Style Yarn Braids
There are a number of cute and fashionable ways to style your yarn braids. From updos and dreads to box braids and twists, the sky is the limit! Got a special occasion coming up? Yarn can easily be dressed up and accessorised just like synthetic braids. Funky clips and beads are super easy to mix into your braids. Y0u can also try dressing them up with different colours of yarn. The key to pulling off this style is to keep your braids moisturised. Just use a leave-in conditioner or treatment oil. And don’t forget to keep your scalp protected in the rain or on particularly cold days!
How to do Yarn Braids
Ready to try out this chic and cute hairstyle? This step-by-step guide will teach you how to create yarn braids.
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