See our long list of 200+ Mind-Blowing Cute Braids For Curly Hair that will suit any curls.
and just how many numerous times have you attempted to switch up your go-to curly hairstyle with something a little more daring, only to wind up stacking it all into a sloppy bun (yet another time)? That is understandable—styling curly hair requires time and patience, and incorporating a new look into the mix isn’t always simple, especially if the style in question wasn’t intended for curly hair in the first place.
So I went ahead and searched Instagram for the loveliest (and simplest) braid ideas for curly hair—all of which are genuinely possible for those with type 3 and 4 coils.
Whether you’re looking to rock the ’90s with small tendril braids or keep it sleek as all hell with side-part box braids, you’ll discover all the hair inspiration you need here on this page. Here are 200+ braids for curly hair you’ll want to attempt right now, no matter where you are.
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Braids For Curly Hair
Loose Half-Crown Braid
Try this super easy look on a deep-side-parted hairstyle combined with a small braid.
Nature-Inspired Braided Look
Want to take your curly braids a step further with the accessorizing? Weave your favorite plant into your braid for a cute nature-inspired style.
Funky Braid Style
Headband Braid Curly Style
If you want a subtle braided look, opt for this Boho-inspired headband style. Add waves to the ends of your hair and finger comb to separate and add texture.
Super classy, and ideal for formal events, you can create this inside-out braid on curled hair for any special occasion.
Curly Micro Braids
There are so many ways to style micro braids. To achieve this curly look, use a curling iron to create ringlet curls on your braids. Just be sure your extensions are able to withstand the heat!
Milkmaid Braid-Inspired Style
Want a quick and easy way to get your curls out of your face? Try your hand at this simple milkmaid-inspired braid style.
cornflow Braid Style
If you’re looking for the perfect style to complement your lived-in curly hair, consider trying this messy braid hairstyle. Add some height to your crown for a beehive-inspired look.
Office-Friendly Loose Braid Style
Looking for curly braid hairstyles that are appropriate for the office? We’re obsessed with this loose braided look. This style is also chic enough for post-work drinks!
Curly Braids Style on Long Hair
This fun hairstyle is ideal for those days when you just want a simple braided style for curly hair. You can also wear this look during festival season if you’re not into any of the other popular braided styles, which include funky accessories and flower crowns.
Curly Braids Medley
Have a hard time choosing a braid? Try a few different looks at once, like this look that combines a fishtail plait with a mermaid sequence.
Curly Pigtail Braids
This pigtail style is fun, cute and super girly. If you want to elevate the look, add a bit of texture by gently pulling your braids apart.
Pancaked Dutch Braid
Need styling ideas for your thick, curly thick locks? This long, chunky braid is a great option. If you like it fluffy, opt for Dutch-braiding a big section of hair, pulling each link apart for that pancaked look and then securing the end with a hair elastic. Tip: Leave a tendril or two loose at the hairline area for a wispier feel.
Braided Low Ponytail for Natural Hair
This braided low ponytail style is great as a protective hairstyle. You can wear this look throughout the week and switch it up. Pull it up into a high bun, or keep it at the nape of your neck and tuck your ends in for a low bun.
Textured Side Braid
To recreate this textured side braid style, start off by curling your hair first. After creating your curls, add a braid of your choice, then pull apart to loosen and create the chunky effect.
Curly Box Braids
This style is super easy to create if you buy hair extensions that get curly when wet. A hairstylist will usually dip your braids into hot water to create a curly effect.
Curly Braid Accent Braid
Whenever you need a quick and easy braided look for curly hair types, you can never go wrong with a simple accent braid.
Glamorous Curly Braids
We are in love with this curly hair braid ‘do for weddings.
Braids and Waves
Try your hand at overnight waves to create this textured style.
Waterfall Curly Braid Hairstyle on Short Hair
We told you we have curly braid hairstyles for everyone! If you have short hair, give this waterfall curly braids hair idea a shot.
Chic Curly Braided Updo
Looking to refresh your curly style mid-week? This chic updo is ideal for busy mornings or when you are in between washes.
Wash and Go Braided Updo Style
Not all wash and go styles need to be worn down and out. You can gather your style up into a simple updo with a braid like the style pictured above.
Dutch Crown Braid
There are so many ways to style long curly hair, but of course, since we’re having a moment with braids and curls, we’re totally digging this Dutch crown braid style.
Tiny and Chunky Dutch Braids
Get the best of both worlds with this tiny and chunky Dutch braid style. Mix it up and add some texture using a curling iron.
Chunky Curly Hair Braids
Go big or go home! Chunky braids have so much character. This look is great if you’re into statement hairstyles.
Half-Updo Curly Braid
Half-updo styles are here to stay for a while. Try out these neatly braided updos and add curls to create a fancy finish.
Flower Waterfall Braid
This style is perfect for the warmer seasons.
Curly Fishtail Braid
Who said curly hair can’t be braided? Look at this gorgeous fishtail braid style. Need a hand?
Elegant Braid and Curl Updo.
In need of a gorgeous updo style for a wedding? Add this look to the top of your list. This elegant braided look is easy enough to recreate on your own.
Tightly Coiled Tree Braids
One of our most coveted braided styles at the moment is tree braids. To achieve this style, use a curling iron to create tight coils all throughout your hair.