As I began the introduction of this piece, my mind flashed back to the day my friend wore a braided ponytail. Before this day, she had refused to h
As I began the introduction of this piece, my mind flashed back to the day my friend wore a braided ponytail.
Before this day, she had refused to have her hair done. And so, she went about with her natural hair. Finally, she decided it was time to dress her hair. And after spending hours in the salon, she set out on her journey back home.
No sooner had she left the salon than a cute young man walked up to her to compliment her.
As she recovered from his attention, she met a lady who ran a makeup studio.
Why Braided Ponytails?
lady rocking double braided buns outside
Unlike the usual ponytails, you don’t use weaves for this one. It’s an attachment hairstyle and so, to achieve it, you use hair extensions like attachment.
It’s multifunctional and versatile like every other type of ponytail. While the western people of Nigeria call it shuku, you can also call it a braided updo or updo cornrows.
Braided ponytail hairstyles are a must-do if you want to make a fashion statement with your hair. They’re versatile too.
For instance, you can add more accents to your hair with colorful extensions and hair accessories. Not only does this hairdo frame your face. You can beautify it further by adding beads, cowries, etc.
The best part is you don’t have to use gel or anything to keep your hair flat on your head. Once you braid your hair into cornrows, it sleeps flat.
You can do any style of cornrow braids you want. Be it zigzag, stitch braids, two-step, etc. It’s all possible with braided ponytail hairstyles.
To illustrate, let’s see these styles in action.
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