Ever wondered why knotless box braids trended all through 2020 into 2021 apart from the fact that they’re great for protective styling? Here’s why.
Knotless braids styles don’t put tension on your scalp with an ‘anchor knot.’ Instead, your stylist gradually weaves the braiding hair with your natural strands to create a seamless finish that won’t cause breakage or ruin your edges.
Natural, beautiful, and feminine, knotless box braids are the perfect way to show off your free spirit and creativity.
Table of Contents
- 1. Mini Knotless Braid
- 2. Large Knotless Braids
- 3. Knotless Braids With Loose Curls
- 4. Half-step Braid
- 5. Cute Knotless Lob With Beads
- 6. Simple Knotless Braid With Triangle Pattern
- 7. Simple Medium Knotless Braids
- 8. Bun Cornrows
- 9. Scant Knotless Braids
- 10. Long Knotless Braid With Curly End
- 11. Tiny Blonde Knotless Braids
- 12. Pink Medium Knotless Braids
- 13. Color Mixture Ombre Knotless Braids
- 14. Big Box Braids With Curls
- 15. Triangle Cut Braids
- 16. Box Braids Styled Sideways
- 17. Half Up, Half Down Braids
- 18. Medium Knotless with Beads
- 19. Knotless Ombre Blend
- 20. Medium Box Braids With Curls
- 21. Bob Goddess
- 22. Box Braids With Beads
- 23. Rainbow Braids For A Cutie
- 24. Box Braids With Clean Part
- 25. Knotless Braid With Clean Part
- 26. Waist Knotless Braids With A Little Creative Styling
- 27. Knotless Braid Color Mixture
- 28. Knotless Medium Braid With Beads
- 29. Long Knotless Braid
- 30. Micro Mini Knotless Braid
- 31. Extra Long Knotless Braid
- 32. Jaw-Dropping Knotless Braid
- 33. Color Blend Box Braids
- 34. Simple And Beautiful Knotless Braid
- 35. Well Detailed Box Braids
- 36. Knotless Braids Vs Box Braids
- 37. Knotless Braided Ponytail
- 38. Unrivaled Triangle Knotless Braids
- 39. Box Braids Neatly Outlined
- 40. Ponytail Knotless Box Braids
- 41. Long Knotless Braids
- 42. Detailed Box Braids
Knotless box braids are everything you want in a hairstyle. Not only do they look effortlessly cool, but they are also versatile, flattering, and protective, doing less damage to your hair than traditional box braids.
Editor’s note: If you’re looking for a list of braids on white girls inspiration, we’ve had to pull the post as a result of many complaints on cultural appropriation and how braids are meant for black people only. We agree but as people of color ourselves, we believe everyone should be able to wear any hairstyles they wish to and this is not pertaining to white people wearing braids but black people who have been denied opportunities because of the nature of their hair or the hairstyle that they’re wearing. It all has to stop and with that in mind, we’ve included a few braid styles we think people looking for inspiration of white people wearing braids will like. All these images are for inspirational purposes ONLY. Let us respect each other’s culture and not take the slightest things for granted.
1. Mini Knotless Braid
A mini knotless braid is a much lighter and low-maintenance braid compared to box braids. This braid hairstyle might take longer to complete but it is definitely worth it.
2. Large Knotless Braids
A large knotless braid is the best to switch to if you don’t want to spend hours making your hair. This is quite cool and simple. It can be dropped or pack into a bun.
3. Knotless Braids With Loose Curls
Knotless braid with loose curls has recently been introduced into the braid world and people find it really fun. This hairstyle takes less of your time and there are many ways it can be styled.
4. Half-step Braid
Braids do not have to be plaited with all of your hair, something easy and fast like a half-step braid will do just fine. The texture of your hair might determine how long this might last though, would become rough fast if you have a hard hair texture. The reason why most avoid half-step braid is that it can get the part of the hair not plaited tangled especially if you have curly hair.
5. Cute Knotless Lob With Beads
This is one cute braid that can change your knotless styles game. The color of the extension is also perfect for any akin color.
6. Simple Knotless Braid With Triangle Pattern
The pattern used in the cutting of your knotless braid makes a lot of difference in how the braid turns out to be. In this case, it’s a triangle pattern and we must say it’s really cute.
7. Simple Medium Knotless Braids
One of the fun and new ways to wear a knotless braid is with loose ends. This end stands out a lot.
8. Bun Cornrows
Bun braid can be a very interesting choice of style to make. it doesn’t take much time and really nice when plaited by a good stylist, different styles can be made of bun braids, Extensions might not be needed to make this look really awesome though.
9. Scant Knotless Braids
Scant and simple can be really lovely.
10. Long Knotless Braid With Curly End
Here is another simple way to wear your knotless braid. This is great if you like long braids but want to keep them from disturbing.
11. Tiny Blonde Knotless Braids
Tiny knotless braids tend to take time but last longer. This is one knotless braid you will love while transitioning to natural hair.
12. Pink Medium Knotless Braids
If you are into colors in your braid then here are the knotless braid hairstyles you should be trying. Pink is a fun color that makes any hairstyle stand out even more.
13. Color Mixture Ombre Knotless Braids
A mixture of black, brown, gold Knotless braids. If you are not a fan of using a single color you can try this color combination and feel like a real queen on it.
14. Big Box Braids With Curls
Big box braids that save time at the saloon, and the curly part adding another beauty to the box braid. If you don’t like wasting time at the saloon this hairstyle is a good choice to go for, you are killing time and at the same time looking all gorgeous.
15. Triangle Cut Braids
A well-detailed triangle cut gives the scalp another look and keeps your scalp looking all lively, you don’t need to think deeply before styling this style because the triangle cut is doing enough justice to the style.
16. Box Braids Styled Sideways
Knotless braids look great no matter how thick your braids are, and they don’t feel as heavy on your scalp. Plus, these braids can be styled in various ways, from a half-up, half-down look to sideways packing.
17. Half Up, Half Down Braids
Baby rocking knotless braids with beads, styled with two buns. For a fresh and cute styling option, try half-up, half-down knotless braids. The hairstyle gives you the best of both worlds.
18. Medium Knotless with Beads
Color mixture box braids with beads, looking gorgeous.
19. Knotless Ombre Blend
An amazing color mixture, bun up with. Have your stylist add another hair color to give this look your personal touch.
20. Medium Box Braids With Curls
Medium triangle braids with color mixture and curls, looking like the real goddess
21. Bob Goddess
Having braids at a shorter length creates a beautiful ‘lob’ effect, flattering many different face shapes. Short braids also weigh less, meaning this is a very comfortable braided style.
22. Box Braids With Beads
Beads are a beautiful and traditional way to accessorize your braids and take them to the next level. They allow you to put your personal touch on your braids and can be changed up to suit the occasion or to match your outfit.
23. Rainbow Braids For A Cutie
Colored knotless braids never go out of style, always classic, classy, and flattering.
24. Box Braids With Clean Part
Knotless box braids are always the perfect way to show off your free spirit and creativity.
25. Knotless Braid With Clean Part
Keep it breezy and beautiful with knotless braids. There are no rules when it comes to this hairstyle
26. Waist Knotless Braids With A Little Creative Styling
Waist-length braids are versatile, in that you can get creative with how you style them. While they look fantastic worn loose, you can also try a half-up, half-down style, add beads, rings, cowrie shells, or even ribbons to freshen up your braids day-to-day.
27. Knotless Braid Color Mixture
Box braids with the color mixture as a form of creativity, give the knotless braids an attractive view.
28. Knotless Medium Braid With Beads
One fresh option is to stack clear beads at the end of your knotless box braids, ensuring the beads don’t clash with your earrings. You could also try gold beads for a luxe look, or colorful beads for a more vibrant and fun result.
29. Long Knotless Braid
Long knotless braids have a cool ’90s vibe and have both a feminine and edgy look depending on how you style them.
30. Micro Mini Knotless Braid
White micro mini Knotless braids looking unique and beautiful.
31. Extra Long Knotless Braid
Large knotless box braids look great at any length, too. If yours are on the shorter side, you have fewer options in terms of styling. However, you can add accessories that make a statement, such as rings and beads. Position them to flatter your face shape and bring more attention to your best features, such as your lips and eyes.
32. Jaw-Dropping Knotless Braid
Jaw-dropping knotless braids with curls in between, making it look outstanding from the regular knotless braids.
33. Color Blend Box Braids
Color blend for knotless braids looking exceptional,
34. Simple And Beautiful Knotless Braid
If rocking short knotless braids is what you like, you have fewer options in terms of styling. However, you can add accessories that make a statement, such as rings and beads. Position them to flatter your face shape and bring more attention to your best features, such as your lips and eyes.
35. Well Detailed Box Braids
Knotless box braids are less painful than traditional box braids, they put less tension on your scalp.
36. Knotless Braids Vs Box Braids
Neat and clean knotless and box braids.
37. Knotless Braided Ponytail
The simplest way to give your knotless braids a good feel and amazing look is to leave the ends loose.
38. Unrivaled Triangle Knotless Braids
Triangle knotless braids with curls, looking all lengthy and can still be packed to any style.
39. Box Braids Neatly Outlined
Box braids are neatly outlined with a blending color.
40. Ponytail Knotless Box Braids
You can still show off your beautiful long braids while adding the extra flair of an updo or high ponytail.
41. Long Knotless Braids
With long knotless braids and their great look, you can never go wrong with the knotless braids hairstyle.
42. Detailed Box Braids
Large knotless box braids look great at any length, it can be packed with any style.
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