Unhealthy edges—believe it or not—are a common issue but the state of your edges shouldn’t stop you from getting the braids style that you want. Some people have full hairlines with no baby hairs, alopecia, or thinning hairlines but still want to get braided hairstyles. You’ll be delighted to know that you absolutely can. There are various braids hairstyles that don’t cause tension on the edges and don’t require that you style your edges every single day.
The technique used for some braiding hairstyles affects the edges so it’s important to avoid braiding tightly or using too much braiding hair that would be heavy and cause tension on the scalp. Some braid styles like lemonade braids, layered tribal braids, etc. can help to cover bald spots and thinning hairlines efficiently. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your edges, don’t worry—we have the answers for you here. This article is full of braid styles that look fantastic for hair with no edges.
1. Lemonade Braids With No Edges
Lemonade braids with no edges are braids that go all the way to one side of the head without leaving any baby hair out. Any design of cornrow braids can be used to achieve lemonade braids. It’s important to not make the braids too tight in order to avoid causing tension on the side where the braids start from. Lemonade braids already cover one side of the hairline and the other side doesn’t require you to lay your edges.
2. Knotless Braids With No Edges
Knotless braids with no edges are individual braids that are done without knots and without any baby hairs. These braids are made by feeding in small pieces of braiding hair until the desired size has been achieved. Knotless braids are great because they don’t cause tension on the edges and the scalp. They’re very flexible and versatile and can be styled in many ways.
3. Box Braids With No Edges
Box braids are made by parting the hair into box or square shapes and making individual braids on each section. The braids can either be made with knots at the roots or with the knotless method. A holding gel can be used to make the box parts really clean and crisp. The box braids can be left to hang down and cover the edges or they can be packed into styles that don’t reveal the edges.
4. Natural Hairstyles With No Edges
If you don’t want to deal with laying your edges or you don’t have any baby hairs, you can make simple natural hairstyles that don’t require any braiding extensions and won’t cause any tension on the edges. Individual braids or twists are really easy natural hairstyles that wouldn’t require you to leave out any baby hairs. You can style them to fall over your edges or any way you prefer.
5. Fulani Braids No Edges
Fulani braids are named after a tribe in Nigeria. This style is achieved by sectioning the hair into two with a horizontal part and making a single cornrow braid down the middle of the hair while weaving the rest of the top layer along the sides. Individual braids are done at the bottom layer to give the hair volume.
6. Locs With No Edges
Another flattering hairstyle where it isn’t necessary to lay your edges every time is locs. Locs are made either with pre-made loc extensions or curly hair extensions. The natural hair is braided into individual braids before installing the faux locs or wrapping the natural hair with curly extensions. When making locs with no edges, it’s important to not wrap the roots too tightly in order to avoid breakage.
7. Feed-In Braids With No Edges
Feed-in braids with no edges can be any hairstyle done using the feed-in technique without leaving out any edges. The feed-in technique comes in handy when you don’t want to leave out any baby hairs because the braids are usually started with the natural before the braiding hair is fed in gradually. This also means that there won’t be tension on the edges despite not leaving any hair out in front.
8. No Edges Ponytail
A no-edges ponytail will give you an instant face lift and bring out all the graceful features of your face. It’s achieved by slicking the whole hair back to wherever you want your ponytail to be and securing it before adding on a ponytail. If you have a bald spot or no baby hairs, you can add a bang to your ponytail hairstyle or a swoop to cover the lacking side of your edges.
9. Crochet Braids With No Edges
Crochet braids are perfect for people who don’t have baby hairs or just don’t want to stress about laying their edges. The natural hair is braided into any cornrow pattern before the crochet extensions are installed onto the cornrows with a crochet pin. Crochet braids are easy to make and will keep your hair and edges well-protected.
10. Goddess Braids With No Edges
Goddess braids with no edges are individual braids with curls on them but without any baby hairs left out. The voluminous and wavy look of the goddess braids would take all the attention away from your edges.
11. Halo Braids No Edges
Halo braids are cute and easy to achieve. The halo braid is created by making cornrow braids on each side of the head that travel around to the back, or making a cornrow that’s wrapped all the way around the head to form a crown structure. If you don’t have baby hairs or you just don’t feel like laying your edges at all, you can still rock halo braids and look very regal. Fortunately, these are quick and don’t need any styling afterwards. They can also be accessorized however you want to avoid them from looking plain.
12. Jumbo Box Braids With No Edges
Jumbo box braids are always a vibe even without any edges or baby hairs. These jumbo braids are made by creating box parts and making individual braids in big sizes. They can simply hang down and cover the hairline or be styled in any other way you like, but either way you don’t have to lay your edges. Another bonus is that this hairstyle can be done in different colors and lengths.
13. Stitch Braids No Edges
Stitch braids are the perfect low maintenance summer hairstyle. Getting stitch braids without baby hairs keeps your hair stationary and doesn’t require any manipulation. You can enjoy all your pool and beach activities without having to worry about if your edges are laid or not because your hair stays looking good!
14. Micro Braids Without Edges
Micro braids usually last for a long period of time and most people that get them usually have the intention of not taking them out after only a short while. With that being said, getting micro braids without leaving any hair in front will leave your hair looking neat for a long time. When you have to lay your edges everyday and they start getting crusty with new growth from the braids, you may have to take your braids out sooner—but you won’t have to worry about that if you get micro braids without edges.
15. Two Braids With No Edges
Two braids are really cute and look even cuter with no edges! This double braids style is simply done by parting the hair into two sections, with a middle or side part, and making a cornrow braid on each section while gripping all the hair from the sides. Stitches can be created on the sides if you don’t want your braids to look too basic.
16. Layered Tribal Braids
Layered tribal braids are the perfect hairstyle for no edges because they drop down to cover the hairline. They’re achieved using a few different steps. First, horizontally section the hair into two or more rows, then make vertical scalp braids on each section to create the layers. Even if you want to style your layered braids to the back, it isn’t necessary to lay your edges and if you’re trying to cover a bald spot at the front of your hair, the tribal braids would do that for you.
17. Passion Twists With No Edges
This distressed and messy style involves making twists with silky extensions and leaving no baby hairs out. Passion twists can be made with different parting designs and definitely don’t require edges. All that you need to remember is to slick the front part of the hair and to start the twists with a strong grip because of how silky the extensions are.
18. Criss-Cross Design Braids Without Edges
Incorporating a criss-cross design is another way to get a gorgeous braided style without any edges. The criss-cross braids are made by either making individual braids and connecting them in a criss-cross motion, or using small rubber bands to create the criss-cross design before making individual braids with the rest of the hair. Whether you don’t want to deal with your edges or you don’t have edges, these criss-cross braids will still come out bomb!
19. Braids With Shaved Sides
Braids with shaved sides is the perfect hairstyle for no edges since there’s a haircut already. If you have a bald spot at the front of your hair, you could brush your undercut in a downward motion to cover it up nicely. The middle section of the hair is done into individual braids.
20. Bantu Knots With No Edges
Bantu knots are a great hairstyle option for when you don’t want to leave out your edges. They’re made by parting the hair into sections and rolling each section into knots. Since no baby hair is being left out, the knots at the front shouldn’t be wrapped too tightly. Bantu knots are a two-in-one style because they can create heatless curls after you take them out.