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20 Yarn braids ideas to inspire your new look

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Yarn braids are not just for long hair! Style any hair length with this cool and chic hairstyle. Find out the 20 best yarn braids ideas to inspire your new look. 

Can’t wait to grow your hair to get cool and chic braids? Or you just simply want a cool and chic hairstyle? Yarn braids ideas will do the trick. Yarn braids is a protective hairstyle that is a staple for the black community. Yarn braids protect growing hair from damage and breakage. This works best for women with kinky and coily hair. But how to choose the correct yarn for braids? You can use either wool yarn or acrylic yarn. Most hairstylists would recommend using acrylic yarn when it comes to maintenance. Wool yarns are fibrous and absorb water that makes drying time longer. Wet yarns are heavy and tend to weigh down the hair. Another tip is to avoid getting the yarns wet. Use a dry shampoo instead to wash your natural hair and scalp. 

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Yarn braid is a trending hairstyle. Thanks to the many ways to style yarn braid. Nowadays, teens and even young adults opt for colourful yarns. Beads are even added to accessorize this hairstyle. Here are 20 of the trendiest and coolest yarn braid hairstyles.

Cropped yarn braids

Cropped yarn braids
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Short hair does not mean you cannot wear it in style. Cropped yarn braids scream coolness! Shave both sides of your head and do a yarn braid on the remaining hairs at the top of your head. 

Yarn braided pixie

Pixie with yarn braids
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You never thought pixie hair and yarn braid will not match, do you? Well, short hair doesn’t care! We can make it happen! Use colourful yarn and create thin braids to make your pixie more chic and fun.  

Bob yarn braid

Bob yarn braids
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Not too long but not too short. Just perfect for those who want to try yarn braids but are scared of the length. Style your bob by adding colourful beads and using colourful yarns.

Short yarn braid

Short yarn braid
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Another way to style your short hair. Short yarn braids complement and frame your facial feature. This yarn braid style is best for older and more mature women who want a stylish hairstyle and still look elegant.

Long yarn braid

Long yarn braids
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If you are bored with your usual long hair, try adding fun by doing a long yarn braid. This is a fun way to protect your long hair from breakage and damage. You can opt for a braid or a twist. You can also do thick or thin braids depending on your mood.

 

Yarn wrapped jumbo braid

Yarn wrapped jumbo braid
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If you have long and thick naturally curly hair, this is the yarn braid for you. This chic hairstyle can protect your natural hair from damage and breakage. Plus you can go colourful with the choice of yarn to wrap your locs.  Best paired with bold eyes and full lips. 

Yarn braid updo

Yarn braid updo
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Summer is coming but you don’t want to let go of your long and stylish yarn braids. No problem! You can create an updo with your braids. Tie it in a bun or to a mohawk. Or just do a simple high ponytail.

Yarn braid highlight

Yarn braids highlight
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Yarn braids are already fun. But we can take it to the next level of fun by adding highlights. Choose colourful yarns to create highlights on your braids. Add colourful beads to match the highlights on your braids.

Yarn braided cornrows

Yarn braided cornrows
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Two staple hairstyles in the black community combined to create an uber-cool hairstyle! Add yarn to your cornrows to create fuller and more defined rows. You can also choose a different coloured yarn for highlight.

Pastel yarn braids

Pastel yarn braids
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If you want to colour, try pastel yarn braids. Pastel colours can make your hair look fun and stylish at the same time softer and less daring. 

Multi-coloured yarn braids

Multi-colored yarn braids
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Multi-coloured yarn braids are super stylish and fun! This hairstyle is perfect for summer. You can do thin or thick braids and pair them with your favourite coloured yarn!

Two-toned middle part yarn braids

Middle part yarn braids
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Can’t decide what yarn colour to use? You can try from one to a different colour to rock your natural hair. Yarn braids are the protective style to make you look stylish at the same time.

Yarn twist

Yarn twist
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Yarn twist is another variation of this stylish hairstyle. Instead of a braid, twist your hair to create rope-like strands. You can do a thick or a thin twist and they will still look awesome! 

Yarn braids with beads

Yarn braids with beads
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For those who do not want loud colours but still want style, you can use neutral-coloured yarns and add beads for highlight. A black or brown yarn paired with colourful beads can make you look stylish and chic.

Yarn locks

Yarn Locks
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Dreadlocks are another favourite hairstyle of black women. Style your dreads with colourful yarn to keep them in place longer. Protect your hair in style! Although it will take some time to dry after washing, it is sure worth the wait.

 

Side-parted yarn braids

Side parted yarn braids
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If a middle part is not your style, do a side-part yarn braid. Side part yarn braids frame and accentuate the side of your face so choose your best side! 

Yarn braided bun

Yarn bun
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For a summer-ready updo, try a yarn braided bun. This super chich hairstyle is very easy to do. Just gather your yarn braids and tie them in a bun on top of your hair. Instant new look!

 

Yarn Box braid

Yarn box braids
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Box braid plus yarn braid equals a super cool box braid yarn! Even short-haired women can do this hairstyle and no need for any hair extension.

 Yarn French braid

French braids
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French braids are cute and a favourite for children and young teens. This hairstyle is perfect for your little ones! Put more fun into your little princess’ hairstyle by adding coloured yarn to the braids.

 

Kids yarn braid

Kids yarn braid
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Even kids need to style! And you can do that with a yarn braid. Let your little one choose her favourite colour and add it to the braid. You can put beads and ribbon and let your kid have her moment of fun and style!

A yarn braid is a fun and stylish way to protect your hair. Even if you have long or short hair, yarn braids will work for you. Remember to keep your natural hair clean and moisturized before doing this hairstyle. This might be a cool and protective hairstyle but always remember to let your natural hair rest. After 4 to 8 weeks, remove those yarn braids and let your natural hair breathe. Whatever braid or twist you do, always keep your natural hair at the best of health.

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