Planning To Wear Mini Braids? Here Are 9 Pros and Cons Of This Versatile Style

mini braidsWhen it comes to wearing mini braids I am a true walking testimonial. These are my go to style all year round and definitely perfect for my frequent washer lifestyle.

However, as many protective styles, there are also some downsides with wearing mini braids (like putting them in for example). Want to mini braids? Keep on reading to learn more about them.

Pros

They last for a very long time

Mini braids are the true lazy girls hairstyle. These babies can can last for 4-6 weeks. I have even heard of some ladies that have been able to keep in their braids for 7 to 8 weeks, but we do not recommend that.

Due to the tautness of braids, they can take more wear and tear than mini twists. They are also excellent for those of us who are moms, students, or just need a nice hair break

Mini braids provide extreme versatility


Mini braids can easily mimic the style versatility of locs and loose hair. However the versatility of the style depends on how small or big the mini braids are created.

You can rock casual updos. one big French braid, braided pin curls. You can do so much that it would be hard to become bored with them. The versatility factor can also help with those of us who are on protective style challenges to keep our hairstyles looking spicy.

They show length really well

If you really want to rock a hairstyle that shows your length without heat, then mini braids would be a great choice. As most of us know, braids in general do a great job at stretching our natural hair.

When you rock them as a style, you get both a nice stretched hairstyle that shows your length with little to no manipulation.

They show very minimal frizz

When done right, mini braids can produce very little frizz. This is great for those of us who tend to like sleek hairstyles.

Less frizz can also mean less tangling and can help with stretching your protective style a little farther. This is pro right here have made mini braids the low manipulation hairstyle of choice for many women in comparison with twists, finger coils, etc.

Great for frequent washers

Are you a daily swimmer, workout a lot, or just like to frequently wash your hair? Then mini braids may be your go to style.

Mini braids are excellent for those of us who likes to wet our hair constantly because of how durable they are. You can wash your braids at least twice a week without the worries of a thousand tangles or constantly redoing your hair which can add unnecessary manipulation to your strands.

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About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

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Latoya Aaliyah Small

Never again! Did twice took 4 days at the time I had like 12 inches of hair super thick. The takedown was even worse took almost a week! Only pros was they last long time because I wore them 2 months and they last through washes…I washed normally once a week no issues and my hair grew fast in these but now with 16 inches of hair Lord no! Lol

Letitia Skelton

I’ve worn zillions on/off for years. Never lost any hair. I remove my own braids moisturizer and condition my scalp regularly. I only use 100% quality human hair.