12 Best Micro Braid Hairstyles You Need to Copy RN

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I’ve always been a huge fan of protective styles—they’re low-commitment, easy to style, and perfect if you’re transitioning to natural hair. One type I still haven’t tried that’s on my list? Micro-braids. They’re teeny tiny braids (different from larger, chunkier box braids) that usually take multiple hours and a few braiders to actually achieve the finished look. But micro-braids are so cute and there are so many ways to wear them, they’re def worth the time commitment.

If you’re down to try out this look too, check out these 12 micro-braid hairstyles below. Don’t forget to save your faves!

1These Platinum Micro Braids

Take a page out of Zoe Kravitz’s book and rock platinum blonde micro braids similar to these ones. To keep your braids looking fresh, spritz on a leave-in conditioner in the morning.

2These Micro Braids in a Ponytail

An easy way to switch up your look? Gently pull your micro braids up in a ponytail and use a non-flaky edge control to swirl your baby hairs into a cute design.

3These Micro Braids in a Bun

Forget a well-done bun—gather your micro braids on top of your head, then tie them up into a messy bun with a hair tie. Secure the look with a few bobby pins, and you’re good to go.

4These Black, Mid-Length Micro Braids

If you don’t want to deal with the weight of long-ass braids (hey, we can’t all be Nicki Minaj), go for a length that hits just below your collarbone. Pro-tip: Before you start braiding, make sure to wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo. It’ll get your hair clean without stripping it.

5These Micro Braids with a Scarf

I mean, how cute is this scarf moment? It’s the perfect accessory for micro braids, and it’s great for those days when you don’t feel like laying your edges.

6These Micro Braids in Pigtails

You know those hair bobbles you used to wear in your hair all the time as a kid? It’s time to bring them back. Part your hair in the middle and tie your micro braids into pigtails. It’s the cutest throwback look.

7These Red Micro Braids

A bright and bold hue is always the move if you want to stand out in the crowd. Try these red micro braids—not only are they a showstopper, they’re super cute, too. PS—if your scalp ever starts to feel dry, massage in two to three drops of scalp oil. It’ll help soothe your scalp skin by keeping it hydrated.

8These Purple Micro Braids

Wait, you didn’t hear? Purple (well, more specifically, lilac) is the color to rock this season. Go for a multi-hued style and ask your braider to use several different colors of braiding hair instead of sticking to just one.

9Thes Light Brown Micro Braids

If you’re not down to weave a bold hue into your micro braids, try out a light brown color that’s still fun and cool. To maintain clean braids, try out a no-rinse cleanser—they’re a lifesaver if you need to freshen up and can’t wait until wash day.

10These Micro Braids with Loose Ends

Instead of sealing off your micro braids, leave them slightly unfinished for wavy ends. Spray a dry oil onto your braids to give them a shiny, glossy finish when they’re looking a bit dull.

11These Micro Braids in a Bob

I’m going to let you in on a secret—you don’t need to cut your hair to get a bob. Try out your micro braids at a bob length. And if you hate it, hey, at least you can always take out your braids.

12These Ombre Micro Braids

Ombré colored hair will help add depth and dimension to your micro braids and keep them from falling flat. If your braids are looking a little thirsty, spray on a hydrating spray to keep them moisturized.

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Author: Ben