You’ve probably noticed that Fulani braids have recently become one of the trendiest hairstyles black women are rocking.
Fulani braids, also known as tribal or boho braids, are simply braids with a touch of cornrows, box braids, and twists. In some cases, you’ll have to add beads and curls using natural hair. They originate from the Fulani people, a predominantly Muslim, traditionally pastoral ethnic group in Africa spread across the West and parts of East Africa.
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50 Must-Try Fulani Braid Hairstyles
Fulani braids are protective hairstyles that are normally fashioned with a center braid and one to two strands braided from back to front at the sides and beaded.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next hairstyle, you’re at the right place. Check out these 50 must-try Fulani braid hairstyles this year, which you can choose from.
1. Fulani Braids and Bohemian Curls
Boho leaveouts give a simple crown of Fulani braids a boost! The end product is a lovely waterfall of braids and curls.
2. Spider Fulani Braids
These braids expertly weave together thin, elegant plaits in delicate patterns that resemble a spider’s elaborate web. You can add beads to add some flare.
3. Goddess Stitch Braids
The stitch braids technique uses additional hair to braid intriguing cornrows of various sizes on your natural hair using the “stitch in” approach. This produces incredibly neat partings and lines that look remarkably like stitches.
4. Box Braids with Cornrow
This is the most common Fulani braid, and it shouldn’t take you hours to recreate this incredible look.
5. Medium Twist
Medium-length twists are an excellent style choice for thick hair. For this braid style, the hair strands are twisted using clockwise and anticlockwise techniques. Mastering this technique is essential for several twist-based styling possibilities.
6. 6-Stitch Cornrow with Bun
The 6-stitch cornrow is basically when your hair is divided into 6 equal portions, leaving you with three stitch braids on each side. The secret to creating a flawless 6-stitch braided appearance is to complete your portions precisely using the right technique during braiding.
7. Half Cornrow Half Box Braids
This hairstyle is formed by braiding the top and sides of your hair in a cornrow style. Then, as you approach closer to the back and bottom ends of your hair, you change the technique to that of box braids for a complete look.
8. Tribal Braids (High Bun)
Hop on the newest trend with the flip-over with high bun style. The style has long-standing historical roots but has lately emerged with a fresh twist that’s swiftly going viral online.
9. High Bun Stitch Ponytail
The High Bun Stitch Ponytail is a flexible and fashionable hairdo that combines the grace of a high bun with the minute details of stitch braids.
10. Tiny Fulani Braids with Beads
Create an elegant and sophisticated look with this beautiful Fulani style adorned with beads.
11. Brown Colored Flip Over Fulani Braids
This braiding technique distinguishes itself from the traditional Fulani braids. It allows the braids to fall gracefully across the forehead or down the hairline.
12. Medium Lemonade Braids
The Lemonade album by Beyoncé served as the inspiration for this hairstyle. It’s a light hairstyle that’s comfortable. You could also rock this style if you’re a Beyoncé fan.
13. Three Step Weaving
This style is very popular in Ghana and follows a three-step weaving technique to achieve this look. Use mixed-colour braiding hair to achieve this look.
14. Butt-thigh Length Knotless
These braids can be done in triangle or square patterns. They are more lightweight than they seem, gentle on the scalp, and comfortable around the edges.
15. Fulani Braids with Star Shape
You can achieve this style by combining small braids with a star design. While most people go for the heart shape, you can opt for a star shape to create a stunning impression and release your inner star!
16. Half Pattern Cornrow Half Box Braids
This hairstyle is formed by braiding the top and sides of your hair in a cornrow style. The combination of these methods creates a pleasing contrast between the structured, tightly spaced cornrows and the looser, cascading box braids.
17. Heart Shape Tribal Braids
This medium-sized hairstyle with a heart pattern and crossover braids is ideal for any black woman of all ages and perfect for spring. You should give it a try.
18. Tribal Braids with Curls
The fusion of structured braids and curls gives the hair a distinctive texture and dimension, drawing attention with its fusion of strength and softness.
19. Tribble Heart Cornrow
One of the popular ways of wearing the 6-stitch braid is by combining it with a heart braid, but it doesn’t hurt to make it three if you want. With two heart braids at both sides and one in the middle. This style is new and trending among young ladies.
20. Criss Cross Cornrow
The procedure entails forming rows of precise, close-to-the-scalp braids that are then deftly entwined to create an alluring pattern that resembles a crisscrossed fabric.
21. Small Fulani Braids with White Beads
Small Fulani braids with beaded accents are a captivating and culturally significant hairstyle that flawlessly combines tradition and fashion. The braids are given a touch of elegance and charm by the addition of white or transparent beads that have been painstakingly threaded onto them.
22. Short Fulani Tribal Braid
These braids typically measure about a few inches from the scalp before tapering off. It serves practical purposes by keeping the hair neat and manageable in their semi-nomadic lifestyle while showcasing the artistry and craftsmanship of the Fulani culture.
23. Stitch Braids for Men
If you know any guy who loves Fulani braids, let him try these simple but stylish stitch braids.
24. Fulani Cornrow Unique Patterns
Obsessed with standing out wherever you go? Try this beautiful cornrow with unique patterns to create the best impressions.
25. Hybrid Coloured Cornrow with Heart Shape
We’re still rocking the heart shape, but differently. Choose any preferred braiding colour to match your braids for a versatile look.
26. All Back Stitch Braids with Knots
This unique style involves meticulously weaving sections of hair close to the scalp, creating a sleek and organized foundation. Then add the allure of knots at the bottom.
27. Fulani Cornrow With Sew In
This Fulani hairstyle is done purposefully with both braids and weaves in them to give you a combined elegant look.
28. High Bun Cornrow
These are intricate, medium-sized cornrow braids that can be worn in a bun at the top of the head to attain a formal but elevated look and draw attention to the face.
29. Rooted Front Knotless back
In the field of hair design, Back Stitch Braids with a single point of start for the cornrow represent the perfect synthesis of imagination and accuracy. The desire for a distinctive and elegant appearance makes this hairstyle a popular option.
30. Stitch with Sew-In
If you’re looking to give off an adorable look with a bit of versatility, then this technique of pairing stitch braids with matching extensions is the perfect one for you.
31. All Back Tribal Braids
Of course, you can have your tribal braids all back without the top bun. For styling options, you can hold a low ponytail or scarf it.
32. Layered Fulani Braids with Beads
This layered Fulani adorned with beads gives cute babe vibes, adding an element of texture and dimension that sets it apart from traditional braiding styles.
33. Stitch Ponytail
This is a convenient hairdo that can be secured into a high ponytail for a minimal but glamorous look
34. Cross with Zig Zag Pattern Braids
This combined look of different patterned hairstyles can bring a new vibe to your braids and give you a unique look.
35. Styled Tribal Braids
These modernized tribal braids have been styled with curls to give you a varied texture and unique blend.
36. Waves on Swim
These cornrowed finger wave braids are a design that mixes waves from the 20’s era with braids. This small scalp braid and accurate hair-parting method is guaranteed to give you a stunning look.
37. Fulani with passion twists
This protective hairstyle starts with flat braids at the front and then a juicy twist at the back for a complete look.
38. Extra Long Blue Braids with Braids
These braids make a bold statement with their vivid colours while expressing confidence and embracing individuality.
39. Four Pattern Fulani Cornrow
If you’re looking to add more detail to your regular Fulani cornrows, then this four pattern hairstyle is designed to give you just that!.
40. Fulani Crown With Horizontal Braids
Looking for a change in style? Try this look with lovely plaiting that adds a lovely and refined touch.
41. High Bun with Small Patterns
This hairstyle, with its intricate design pattern, is perfect for women who want to try a new look but still stand out in style.
42. Fulani with Knotless Braids
This fashionable hairdo is designed to make you feel like an Egyptian queen.
43. Ethiopian Fulani Braids
These braids, with the addition of colourful weave and accessories, allow for maximum creativity and a more personalized style.
44. Pink-Themed High Bun Braids
These braids are guaranteed to give you extra height and a special look of elegance.
45. Fulani Braids with Ariel Russia
This unique blend of braids and a wavy Ariel weave is the perfect hairstyle to elevate your look.
46. Shoulder Length Criss Cross With Sew-In
This distinctive combination of crisscross braids with sew-in gives you a timeless appearance.
47. Lemonade Braids
If you’re looking to rock the Beyoncé-inspired style in another dimension, this is it.
48. Loud Pink-Themed Fulani Braids
For a Barbie-themed look in a girl’s world, look no further.
49. All Back Cornrow Fulani Braids
This protective braid style is simple and enhances your facial beauty with its flattering effect.
50. Zig Zag Stitch Braids
The zigzag patterns give the braids something of an edgy charm.
Now It’s Your Turn
Fulani braids can last up to a couple of months if you take care of them by using satin bonnets before bed and keeping them moisturized.
These hairstyles protect your natural hair from breaking. However, if they’re too tight or are kept on the scalp for too long, they can cause some hair damage.
Feel free to choose any style or hair color you prefer and share pictures of your hairstyle via the comments.