By Kinky Roots | Sep 16, 2020
Lemonade braids? Of course, you’ve heard of them! And we can bet all ye Queen Bey fans know exactly what we’re talkin’ bout. The true trendsetter that she is, needless to say, this style picked up after she sported these braids in her hit music video ‘Lemonade’.
Lemonade braids are cornrows that begin on one side of your head and continue across onto the other side as braids. These braids are long and are meant to at least reach unto your waist or if not way below it. The best part about these braids is that there are a number of ways you can style ‘em especially experimenting with cornrow patterns. It is best to use straight and long hair extensions to achieve this look and since they look best kept dense, lightweight extension options like Darling’s Superstar are probably your go-to. Read on to know different ways that you can carry this style off!
The bigger, the better! What’s the hype behind these braids named after our fav summer beverage? Well, for starters they’re bold, they’re versatile and make for a great protective style! The Jumbo version of these braids are also hassle-free especially when you’re about to fly off to your tropical getaway. After all, what better way to protect your hair from the frizz? We have tried and tested Darling One Million Braids. They are perfect to get jumbo braids as these extensions are long and thick.
You know we mentioned cornrow patterns before, now take a look at this stunner! If you’re looking to make a statement, then the Zig-Zag Braids hairstyle is just what you need. This hairstyle involves a set of thin cornrow lines made in opposite directions creating an alternative zig zag pattern on the scalp. The braids are then left loose onto one side. Isn’t this what perfection looks like?
Craving for that perfect beach look? Jazz up your lemonade braids by adding some ethnic beads at the ends. Feel free to mix up the combination of beads. You could also throw in some cowrie shells and beads in between the lengths of the braids to up the drama of this look. These braids with beads will make you look absolutely chic!
Can’t decide if you wanna jump in for medium-sized braids or Jumbo braids? Don’t fret girl, you can have the best of both worlds! Try switching between Jumbo braids and medium-sized braids alternatively to create a unique style. Lemonade braids are a huge trend with kids too. Give your little one a back to school makeover with this awesome protective hairstyle!
Wondering if you can rock these Lemonade braids to a formal event? Simply bunch up the braids from the bottom and start to neatly tie them into a low bun and damn girl, you sure are going to get those heads turnin’! Before you add in the extensions, however, make sure you do nourish your hair with good deep conditioning. Double up the nourishment with a leave-in conditioner. Don’t know about you, but we swear by Profectiv Mega Growth Leave-In Conditioner as our go to conditioner, as it is enriched with the benefits of Olive, Shea, Avocado, and Argan nutrients.
Using thread or yarn to creatively decorate hair has been prevalent for aeons of years. You can pick the colour of your choice and simply intertwine the thread while making the braids. Voila! You’ve got yourself a hassle-free hairstyle that is stylish and at the same time practical.
Pro tip: Not moisturizing your hair during prep time is an absolute crime! You don’t want frizzy hair or flyaways do you? So always moisturize with Profectiv Mega Growth Daily Leave-In Strengthener before you begin braiding as it nourishes your natural hair and maintains the moisture level. The result, longer lasting braids.
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Nicki Minaj has always impressed us with her daring looks. We can never predict what she’s going to try on next. From multi-coloured hair to floor length blonde looks. We love ‘em all and she always has her fans wanting for more. Braiders, take inspo from this diva!
For her music video ‘Motorsport’, she amped up her look with floor length Pink braids. The Ombre effect has got us going weak in the knees. They’re so neatly done and the pattern looks absolutely beautiful with the one-sided braids coming forward, thus giving it an edge over all the others. Who’s up for trying? Lemonade braids with colour are the new trend-setting hairstyle.
If you’re wondering what’s so style-quenching about lemonade braids, well, they’re basically really the best kind of side braids and you can style them in a number of ways. We hold Queen Bee responsible for bringing them back in a BIG way! Read on to know 3 unique ways to style lemonade braids.
These zig-zag braids are perfect when you want to show off some ombre yarn. The zig-zag pattern is super unique. A good styling tip is to add beads to dress it up a little more. Still staring? Well go on, try it out now! The African Pride Moisture Miracle Coconut Oil & Baobab Oil Leave-In Cream is the perfect prep we go to prevent frizz and keep this hairstyle intact.
Get lemonade braids – cornrow style and boy, are they super easy to do! Pssst… they also make for a great protective style. So go get your lemonade on!
If you’re one of those that simply can’t be basic, try these edgy lemonade braids paired with a near undercut. Wear it up or down depending on your mood. That burgundy ombré effect is the stuff of legends! But before you start installing the extensions, make sure you prep your hair with a sealant like African Pride Black Castor Miracle Prep & Leave-In Moisture Butter that coats the hair cuticle to strengthen it, thus preventing breakage from tugging on the scalp.
Braids have always been stylish and with lemonade braids, you can make a complete style statement.
Hope you’ve liked our hairstyle ideas for some of the best lemonade braids, for more hair inspo check out Nicki Minaj’s Hair Evolution Through The Years.
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