Braids have been around for centuries, and I can assure you they are here to stay. Braids are popularly associated with the black culture and are used as a form of expression that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Every few months, we undoubtedly see hair trends change and take over our social media feed and YouTube. At one point it was micro braids, crochet braids, feed-in braids then faux dreadlocks and now we’re being introduced to knotless box braids.
Knotless box braids represent another variation of box braids. The feed-in technique is a protective hairstyle that is becoming popular amongst females as the style is more accommodating than traditional box braids. While traditional box braids are considered painful, heavy and frequently have buildup within the knots, it’s completely the opposite for knotless braids.
The tension-free hairstyle has become popular due to its simplistic nature which makes the style flexible. When you have traditional box braids, you have to endure a week or probably more of tightness but with knotless braids, you can instantly wear your hair however you want.
Can you imagine putting your hair in a bun on the same day it’s done? Well, with knotless braids you can.
The protective style also takes 5-9 hours to complete depending on your hair type and can last for an average 4- 8weeks.
Knotless braids have been around for some time; it seems to be the future for box braids. The trend seemed to be a hit with celebrities including Beyonce, Jordyn Woods, Jhene Aiko, Justine Skye, along with YouTube star Alissa Ashley, who were seen rocking the protective hairstyle.
Traditional box braids have always been a go-to style for black women and the simplistic nature of knotless braids is an improvement for the hair community.
This is one hair trend that looks like it’s here to stay.
BUZZ fam do you like this hair trend? Or are knotless braids a no-no. Tell us in the comments.