We have compiled a list of simple African braids for mums. Do you know the best part? It does not take the whole day.

Here Is A List Of African Braids For Mums:

All up (Shuku) Cornrows

Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos)  [Instagram @piumary_braids]
Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos) [Instagram @piumary_braids]

This is a popular African braid style for mums. Does your baby like to grab your hair? This braid can easily be parked as a French bun on top of your head. You still have to watch their wandering hands though. 

All Back Ghana Cornrows

Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos)   [Instagram @piumary_braids]
Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos) [Instagram @piumary_braids]

This style is simple and like the name is braided all back. If you don’t want hair in your face on hot days, this is the style for you. 

Crochet braids

Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos)    [Instagram @crotchetbraidsbyjc]
Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos) [Instagram @crotchetbraidsbyjc]

This is very simple and painless. All you need to do is to buy 2- 3 packs of crotchet extensions. Crotchet packs are premade braids in different styles. You can install them yourself or you find a stylist to help you. You can be done in an hour. Also, you can reuse it

 Dreadlocks

Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos)  [Instagram @ohenhe_la_locs]
Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos) [Instagram @ohenhe_la_locs]

 Dreadlocks take time to install but it’s something you can consider a good “hair investment.”

Due to its durability, you can wear them for as long as 4 months. All you would need is to wash and treat them as arranged with your stylist. 

But there is another option. You can buy the crochet versions which have already been locked, and install it. This does not take up a lot of time and also lasts long. 

Box braids

Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos)
Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos)

This is one of the most popular African braid styles for mums. The styling options for box braids are unlimited. You can braid it short, medium or long. In addition, you can make a side or centre parting in front.

There is also an option of tiny cornrows in front and the rest of it as single braids. If you don’t want to pack it up, it also looks beautiful when hanging. You can whip your hair back and forth with this. 

Side-swept Cornrows

Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos)  [Instagram @piumary_braids]
Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos) [Instagram @piumary_braids]

This African braid style is elegant. You can style it in a way that shows the “the good side” of your face. 

Brazilian Wool braids

Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos)   [Instagram @brazilianwoolhair]
Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos) [Instagram @brazilianwoolhair]

Brazilian wools are unbelievably light. It’s a more affordable option compared to synthetic extensions. But it offers the same quality and looks just as good. Though, it is a better choice for single braids than cornrows. 

Bob Braids

Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos)   [Instagram @brazilianwoolhairs]
Different types of beautiful African braids for mum (Photos) [Instagram @brazilianwoolhairs]

Bob styles are really cool and simple. Though you can use this style on long braids, it is a more suitable option for short braids.

These styles are easy, convenient and stress-free. Keeping your hair in style gives moms one less thing to worry about. It would also make you happier. These styles can be braided in 4 hours or less. The beauty of the African hair is how much we can do with it. Which one would you be braiding this weekend?

Read also: Gorgeous back to school hairstyles for black girls

This article was first published on AfricaParent.com