Jamaican Braids With Beads
Jamaican Braids With Beads are perfect summer styles that make bold and stylish statements. Braiding and cornrowing is a tradition in many African cultures.
One that was spread around the world thanks to immigrant and African-descended people recreating and reimagining old traditions.
Now that the natural hair movement is in full swing, women are relishing in Jamaican braids with beads hairstyles in order to try out a new look, protect their hair, and show pride in their heritage.
What do box braids, cornrows, micro braids and every other braided variation have in common? Besides the fact that they require little attention and maintenance, they can all be adorned with our favorite braid accessory: beads.
How to Wear Jamaican Braids with Beads
These aren’t exactly the Jamaican Braids With Beads you probably loved as a child — this summer’s Jamaican Braids With Beads are regal, cool, and inspiring.
Maybe you’re trying to protect your natural hair from the effects of the summer heat — humidity, rain, and chlorine from the swimming pool — or maybe you’re trying to grow back your hair after harsh chemical treatments.
Maybe you just really love beautiful braids! Either way, there are plenty of Jamaican Braids With Beads hairstyles to choose from.
Scroll down to see some of the most gorgeous beaded and braided styles we found on Instagram for you.
1: Box-Braided Bun
A bun is always an elegant look, especially when it’s box-braided with beads with longer pieces hanging at the sides to frame the face and add an interesting and feminine element. The wooden bead adornments in this look will give you an air of royalty.
2: Halo Braid with Beads
The braided headband isn’t exclusive to Coachella and festivals. With just a few golden beads along the crown, this look is classic, elegant and perfect for city promenades and special occasions.
3: Box Braid Bead Ponytail
There’s nothing better than a good ponytail! This one, adorned with multiple beads at the ends, is both youthful and regal. All you need to do is box-braid the hair up into a ponytail and leave 2 single braids with beads in front of the ears. During the summer, having hair away from your face is a bonus.
4: All-Over Braided Hairstyle
If you’re looking to give your entire head that much-needed break, opt for the all-over braided hairstyle. Spotted through with just enough beads to make you notice them without being overwhelming, you can showcase your makeup skills with this understated yet beautiful look.
5: Bantu Knots and Beads
This hairstyle is stylish, trendy, and versatile. No matter what type of hair texture you have, you can easily style Bantu knots.
6: Puka Shell Beaded Braids
An alternative to the average bead is the puka shell bead. They add a unique, bohemian vibe to an all-over braided look. Let these braids be loose and wild and add puka shells wherever you see fit.
7: Goddess Braids with Beads
8: Fancy Under Braids
If you like wearing under braids, then you’ll definitely adore decorating them with a couple of beads and golden strings. There’re no rules here — just get inspired and turn on your creativity!
9: Braided Topknot with Beads
We’re obsessed with topknots in general, but this protective hairstyle with braided topknot is simply perfection.
With a few beads around the base of the bun and some hanging on the loose braids in the front, this style will keep you cool all summer long.
10: Kanekalon Magic
This minimalistic hairstyle is made of kanekalon braids and a couple of golden beads. And yeah, you can use as many beads as you want, everything depends on your mood and occasion.
Any of these beaded and braided hairstyles will certainly get you compliments and admiration. Beads on braids make braids even more interesting and prettier.
Don’t forget about the young ones! Try these looks on your daughters as well. Let me know in the comments what you think