Feed in braids is protective braided hairstyles that use hair extensions that are fed into the roots of your natural hair, strand by strand, for more length and density. You may also know of them as invisible braids. You can even add vibrant-colored hair extensions to give your hairstyle a unique and gorgeous touch! It’s up to you whether you want it subtle or strong and short or long – everything is possible with this versatile and trendy technique.
These style of braids will push you and your stylist’s creativity to the limits, as you’ll have endless designs to choose from! Designs like fishbones, zigzags, side braids, jumbo braids, and Fulani braids are only a few in your long list of great options. Lots of women choose this also because of its low upkeep. You can create one style that can last for weeks without its beauty fading! Below is everything you need for your inspiration in choosing what style of feed in braids you want for yourself this season!
#1: Feed In Fulani Braids
This hairstyle is a tribal-inspired feed in braid. Fulani is a tribe solely from West Africa and the Sahil area. This is a hairstyle that the Fula tribal women would normally create on themselves and incorporate it with beads and jewels. What I love about this look is the simplicity of incorporating the Fulani braid style with a modern twist by minimizing the jewels that a normal Fulani would add. Make sure you have strong, healthy hair, especially at your frontal. If you don’t, and you must, make sure it’s not braided straight back but slanted away from your frontal (like the picture) to preserve your frontal hair, and cornrows should not pass your shoulders due to weight.
Before going into a protective style such as these tribal feed in braids, perform a hydration and protein treatment to keep hair moisturized and strengthen it while it is away. I suggest the Devacurl Melt In Moisture for the hydration mask and Devacurl Deep Sea Repair for the protein treatment. This style of goddess feed in braids can be done on any hair type. For curl type 2A to 3C, blow out hair with a cool temperature because you want a little texture to the hair, and you don’t want it too straight for easy grip. For curl type 3C-4C, you can blow it out with regular heat. Do not leave cornrows for more than three weeks.
#2: Barrel Braids
Black ladies with long hair, you may want to try barrel braids for a stylish but low-maintenance look. The barrel technique is created by folding the braids mid-strand to near the end. Wherever you want the length, wrap the ends upward and around. Secure with rubber bands, a dab of hair glue, or Schwarzkopf Got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Hairspray. With the right care and maintenance, you can keep them in for six to eight weeks without damaging your hair.
#3: An Amazing Feed-In Style
If you want a low-maintenance hairstyle, consider a feed-in style with 2 strand twists. Finishing the ends with 2 strand twists helps keep the tension light. And it adds a sleek and polished look to your braids. Not only does this look great, but it also helps to protect your braids from excessive wear and tear. Ask for this neat braided style if you have an active lifestyle while needing to be cute at any given moment.
#4: Half Up Half Down Feed-In Braids
These beautiful half up half down feed-in braids will make you look chic. Such feed in styles look best on those with oval or heart-shaped faces as it balances out their features. But if you have a different shape face, speak to your stylist about modifications that work well for you too. To finish, use mousse or foam wrap to smooth over stray hairs before setting them in place. Ask for the best at-home products for upkeep and longevity.
#5: Large Feed In Braids for Long Hair
Consider large feed-in braids for your long hair if you have too much hair to manage daily. One of the best ways to achieve this style is to have thick and dense hair already. This way, your braider will avoid using lots of synthetic braid hair. Your full natural hair will create most of the thickness of these feed in braids hairstyles.
#6: Feed-In Braids with a Low Bun
Introducing a fresh and funky braid style with a low bun! This look is perfect for anyone looking to add flair to their everyday braided look. With its original design, this versatile braid style pairs great with all face shapes. To achieve the best result, I suggest you seek a professional braider. Find one who specializes in unique freestyle designs and feed in braid hairstyles. By tying the ends into a low bun, you won’t have to spend time maintaining the ends.
#7: Stylish Feed-In Braids
Check out these stylish freestyle braids! A freestyle design can be executed without the feed-in method on women with naturally full and thick hair. Ask your braider to tap into their creative thoughts and braid some design to go hand in hand with your full body of hair in the back.
#8: Feed-In Braids High Bun
Women who love braids, but need to keep them reserved, should consider a feed-in high bun that’s braided. This is one of the easiest braid styles to maintain because it’s off the neck, and the ends are wrapped up, so it’s as easy as tying it down at night for upkeep. Based on my experience, ladies typically like some length on the ends to un-do the bun and wear a braided ponytail on days off or for events.
#9: Feed In Braids with Blonde Tips
Consider feed-in braids with blonde tips for your next protective braid style. Lemonade braids, made popular by Queen B Beyoncé, have become a classic braid style with their side swoop design. I don’t recommend this for women with challenging edges. Opt for this if your edges are healthy, and you want to add some design to your braids.
#10: Feed In Braids Cuffs
Anyone can recreate this exquisite goddess look and add some unique spin to it with gorgeous braid cuffs like these. Accessories are a fun way to show off such feed in braids style with your creative personality.
#11: Big Feed In Braids
How low can these low-maintenance protective styles get? If you want an easy get-up-and-go lifestyle, these simple yet fabulous jumbo feed in braids styles can change your life. Add some colorful strings for a fun style.
#12: Small Feed In Braids
Have the confidence to strut like Queen B when trying these excellent thin feed-ins! Create a center part using a single braid, then follow with neatly done even braids on both sides for a unique and beautiful pattern.
#13: Feed In Ghana Braids
Everyone will want your hair when you wear this impeccable feed in braid style! Make your feed in braids ponytail pop up by adding golden braid cuffs and jumbo cornrows.
#14: Ponytail Feed In Braids
When you’re bored of loose hair, this protective feed in braided style in a high ponytail will add fun to your look. Style and achieve this feed in ponytail with some beads and start with a flawless cornrow to make you look fresh and breezy all day!
#15: 6 Strand Feed In Braids
Show your unique fiery personality with these super awesome ombre feed in braids! You’ll turn heads with these stunning colors and accessories!
#16: Goddess Feed In Braid Beads
Get inspired with this amazing feed in braid hairstyle that anyone can wear! From the diamond patterns and the half-up style to those funky beaded braids, this look is surely one of a kind!
#17: Jumbo Feed In Braids
This popular feed in hairstyle braid works for those who want a low-maintenance lifestyle. You can style it easily by putting on some fun accessories and letting these funky braids down.
#18: Feed In Fishbone Braids
One of the best ways to rock feed-ins is by trying these super pretty intricate designs on your braided feed in that will give you the ease of waking up with a ready-to-go hairstyle!
#19: Feed In Cornrow Braids
Add a new variation to the regular old style by trying these alternate patterns on your side feed in braids. You’ll definitely feel fresh and elegant when these cornrows are done properly.
#20: Feed In Lemonade Braids
Feel like royalty when you put on these feed in side braids, starting from your most positive side and ending elegantly down your body.
#21: Side Part Feed In Small Braids
When you have small thin feed in braids, you can do more with them, like doing a side part to make your style more intricate and hip. Add funky accessories and mix different shades of brown for an envy-inducing look!
#22: Side Feed In Braids
A simple take on crown braids is to pattern them neatly on the side of your head and let your facial features and jawline do the flattering!
#23: Thin Feed In Braids
Get inspired when you realize the countless styles you can try with these thin cute feed ins. Keep them effortlessly black, and put on some strings and braid cuffs to show your trendy creativity.
#24: Feed In Braids with Blue Color
Show off these intricate, feed in braided look when you pop in some cool hues! You can confidently use any fashion color that complements your natural jet black hair.
#25: Twist Feed In Braids Updo
A fresh way to rock these feed in braids and own a one-of-a-kind look is when you twist those pieces into a glamorous updo like hers. Noteworthy for all types of occasions and outfits!
#26: Feed In Braids Bun
Feel like a queen with this exquisite braided feed in bun! Let down some of those trendy pieces, and you’re on your way to standing out in any season!
#27: Thick Feed In Braids
These super stylish jumbo feed in braids allow you to arrange them in so many amazing ways! Look how beautifully these braids were patterned on the side and fall neatly, giving her an edgy glam.
#28: African Side Feed In Braids
The classic feed in braids is the high-street fashion you need. Aside from being a protective hairstyle, the pattern created makes for a great visual. Feed-in braids are the perfect protective style for women and men who want something quick yet stylish, and they also protect their hair from daily damage, which is my favorite part about the braids. This style is called straight-back feed-in braids, as the braids go from the beginning of the client’s hairline straight back to the end of the client’s nape.
These feedin braids are so uniquely neat that they become a statement hairstyle perfect for any outfit. It has been seen on power moguls such as Beyonce, Traci Ellis Ross, and Kim Kardashian. This style can easily be dressed up using a bold lip color or dress down with a T-shirt and jeans. Regardless of the look, anyone rocking these straight-back feed-in braids will turn heads.
#29: 2 Feed In Braids
This dainty feed in hairstyle starts with two thick braids on each side and ends together wrapped with fashionable strings. This symmetric hairstyle is so clean that it’ll leave you looking classy and trendsetting at the same time.
The two feed in braids is a youthful yet fun style. What I love about it is that from the front, it gives simplicity, and the back gives drama. You can dress the backup with hair accessories any way you’d like, and that’s the fun part! It’s for all hair types, easy maintenance, and lasts about two weeks. If you like your hair off of your face, then consider this style!
#30: 4 Feed In Braids
This feed in style, has a festival vibe to it! It’s fun and unique! My clients always leave with so much confidence with this hairstyle!
This style is quite versatile. It works well with any hair texture or thickness, but it usually looks best with hair that is at least shoulder length. I usually advise not to overuse hairspray because the build-up looks terrible! If you wet your fingertips and smooth down the hair, it re-activates the gel, so there is no need to put layers of hairspray.
#31: Feed In Braids for Naturally Curly Hair
Give your hair a stylish update without losing your natural gorgeous style by mixing a combination of thick and thin braids fed in like cornrows and styling it for that unique personal touch! You can let your locks down without them being too overpowering on your face. These medium feed-in braids are a versatile day or night look. It’s simple, yet it’s just enough for any occasion. Use flexi rods overnight to keep the curl nice and tight. Also, you don’t need much product. A light mist of a leave-in conditioner on your curls should be fine. This style is perfect for someone who is always on the go because it’s low maintenance.
#32: Long Feed In Braids
Be fashionably creative by adding accessories to those stunning length feed in braids! You can always have options to beautify and style these stylish pieces. This specific look is very trendy and versatile. It can be done on any hair texture. There are many ways to wear this style – straight down as pictured, into a bun, a high ponytail, and even two ponytails or buns.
I love that it lasts for a very long time. I would recommend this style to anyone who wants that “wake up and go” look, women who are always on the run and are really busy, or women with children who don’t have much time to get themselves ready in the mornings.
#33: Feed In Braids to The Side
Drop-dead gorgeous is the only thing I see when someone is rocking out these large braids. With the ends on one side, you don’t have to worry about hair getting in your way.
#34: 5 Feed In Braids
From its own title, this feed in braid has five distinct locks but is not lacking in ways you can fashion and create intricate patterns.
#35: Feed In Small Braids
The little braids created by stylist Jennifer takes more time than other braids. Yet, the details make it worth all the time and patience needed on the chair.
#36: 3 Feed In Braids
If you’re feeling iffy about what braid style you can do, try this three feed in braid that would take you no time to do. You can make variations with it using different braiding styles and some accessories.
#37: 6 Feed In Braids
The appeal of these feed in braids to the back is high because of the easy functionality of the swag.
#38: Feed-in Designer Braids
One of the latest trending feed-in braid styles is the Versace or Iverson braids. The name is derived from the similar popular Versace pattern, as well as one of the GOATs in NBA history Allen Iverson who frequently wore his braids in this design. Accessorize your box braids with beads.