52 Braids With Curls Hairstyles

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Braids and curls are a fashionable and eye-catching hairstyle combination. Curls add a touch of glam to any hairstyle, especially when paired with braids. Whether you want a cool-girl or sassy curly braided look, you can do knotless braids with curls, French curled braids, box braids with curls, goddess braids, or even a bridal curly halo braid.

To curl braid extensions, wrap the sections you want to curl around flexi rods. Use smaller sections for tighter curls and larger sections for looser curls. Soak the rods in hot water for a few minutes, then place them on a towel to absorb excess moisture. This is before unwrapping the hair. Alternatively, after oiling the hair, curl it using a curling iron. Remember to use some hair spray to set the curls.

Then again, some may find braids with curls tricky to style and maintain. Curly hair can be tricky to manage, especially in hot weather or when you’re physically active. Regularly oil your curls to keep them smooth and lustrous. Use a silk or satin bonnet or scarf to maintain your curls while sleeping. You can also redo curls with flexi rods or iron if they begin to unravel to make them look freshly styled again.

Are you looking to add bounce and volume to your braided hairstyles? Curls are an excellent way to inject personality and shine into basic braids, taking them from drab to fab.

Here are 52 beautiful ways to wear your braids with curls.

1. Knotless Braids With Curls

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Knotless braids provide the same trendy look as regular braids while putting less tension on your hair. In the knotless braid style, the hair extensions are fed into your braids, reducing the tension on your natural hair. The stylish knotless braids look even better with curly strands dangling from them.

2. French Curl Braids

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French curl braids are the go-to summer protective style that complements a variety of hair types and allows you to play with colors. French curl braids are similar to regular box braids, however instead of using Kanekalon hair extensions, French curl braiding hair is used. The French curl extensions are braided from the root of your hair, similar to the pick-and-drop braids, tying them off at the desired length before the spiral curls.

3. Box Braids With Curly Ends

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These box braids with curly ends feature beautiful box braids with charming, shiny curls at the ends. This hairstyle is a beautiful way to give a basic braid look a lovely twist that works well for any occasion. It looks incredible on everyone.

4. Box Braids With Curls

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Box braids with curls is a gorgeous hairstyle that combines box braids with curly strands throughout the braids. The curled strands are a fantastic finishing touch that adds flair to the typical box braid look. So, if you’re looking for something different from your usual box braids, this hairstyle is for you.

5. Goddess Braids With Curls

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Goddess braids with curls are a protective style that is so beautiful they help you channel your inner goddess. This goddess hairstyle is one of the most popular go-to options for women who want to protect their hair and look stunning at the same time. The goddess braids with curls are perfect for a romantic dinner date or a wedding party.

6. Knotless Braids With Curly Ends

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You can add some flair to your knotless braids by finishing them off with curls. The knotless braids with curly ends can be switched up in so many ways to suit your preferences. The roots of the knotless braids are smooth and flat, giving you a unique appearance. You can also experiment with different lengths, sizes, and colors.

7. Fulani Braids With Curls

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Fulani braids are a beautiful and culturally significant hairstyle that is even more visually appealing when combined with gorgeous curls. The voluminous curls lend a sophisticated touch to the hairstyle. Braid the front section of your hair into Fulani braids and curl the back section. This hairstyle frames your face and adds an eye-catching touch to your entire look.

8. Tribal Braids With Curls

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Tribal braids refer to indigenous African braiding patterns. These tribal braids can be done in different lengths, sizes, and colors. When tribal braids are combined with curls, they can complement different skin tones and facial structures flawlessly. Different curl sizes can soften a strong jawline, add volume, or make the face look thinner, depending on what you desire.

9. Wavy Braids

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Wavy braids are not very straight or curly, but look like tranquil waves of water. The waves can be body waves, deep waves, or water waves. You can achieve your desired type of wave by using specific hair extensions with that wave pattern. When you choose wavy braids, your hair will look amazing while being protected.

10. Half Cornrows Half Curly Hair

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If you can’t decide between cornrows and curls, half cornrows and half curly hair is a perfect way to create a hybrid hairstyle. Cornrows and curly sew-in weaves can be combined by sectioning the hair into two parts, with the front section braided into cornrows and the back section left in curls.

11. Lemonade Braids With Curls

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Beyoncé sported very chic side cornrow braids for her album Lemonade and since then, the lemonade braids named after her album have continued to influence women worldwide. This hairstyle features side braids with curly or wavy strands. This style is also known as goddess lemonade braids or boho lemonade braids. The combination of the curls and lemonade braids is so stylish and creative and will suit everyone for any occasion.

12. Medium Knotless Braids With Curly Ends

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Medium knotless braids with curly ends combine the feminine appeal of medium-sized knotless braids with curls to create a hairstyle suitable for any occasion. Whether you’re attending a fancy event or simply going out with friends, this hairstyle will make you feel confident and fashionable.

13. Waterfall Braids With Curls

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A waterfall braid is a hairstyle in which a circular, horizontal, or diagonal plait is woven loosely through the hair, with strands flowing through it like an actual waterfall. The waterfall braids with curls style is very versatile and absolutely stunning. This hairstyle is appropriate for casual working days at the office and special events such as weddings or proms.

14. Short Curly Braids

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Curly braids look great on short hair, just as they do on long hair. If you want to create a fashion statement with your short hair, you should consider putting it in curly braids. Different sizes of braids and curl types can perfectly complement your unique sense of style.

15. Curly Micro Braids

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Micro braids are a trendy braid style featuring tiny braids that cover your entire head. This protective style needs minimal maintenance and looks stunning, but can take several hours to complete. Micro braids are also extremely versatile, allowing you to tweak your look regularly. Incorporating curls into this hairstyle makes it even more gorgeous.

16. Curly Crochet Braids

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Curly crochet braids are among the most popular curly braided hairstyles, particularly among women who like braids with curls but do not want to sit for long hours getting actual braids. You can spice up your curly crochet braid look by using bold colors and lengthy crochet hair extensions.

17. Bohemian Knotless Braids

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Bohemian knotless braids are knotless braids with curly ends and curly hair woven into them to give them a messier and voluminous appearance. This hairstyle has different parting options, including square parts, triangular parts, circle parts, zig-zag parts, and even star parts. Apply hair mousse or hair hold spray on the curls to keep them shiny and intact.

18. Peek-A-Boo Braids With Curls

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Peek-a-boo braids involve braiding a portion of hair with brightly colored extensions in contrast to the rest of the hair, which is braided in a different color. “Peekaboo” refers to the brightly colored braids peeping out from the rest of the hair, which usually adds a subtle and unique touch to the hairstyle. Peekaboo braids and curls look stunning together. The combo enhances the visual appeal of the hairstyle and makes it more dramatic.

19. Cornrows With Curls

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If you want to try out cornrow braids and lush curls at the same time, the cornrows with curls hairstyle is perfect for you. This hairstyle is not only beautiful, but it is also a low-maintenance protective hairstyle for natural hair. In this style, cornrows are braided close to the scalp with hair extensions that flow in the back with bouncy curls.

20. Jumbo Knotless Braids With Curls

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Jumbo knotless braids are made with more significant sections of hair to create thicker and fuller braids than regular braids. The braids are also made without knots at the base, making them gentler on the scalp. The jumbo knotless braids combine jumbo braids and curls to create a casual and feminine look.

21. Mohawk Braids With Curls

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The mohawk braids with curls is a beautiful and trendy hairstyle that features side braids and curls. To achieve this look, braid your hair into cornrows from the sides to the center, then create curls in the center for a mohawk effect.

22. Side Braids With Curly Hair

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Curly side braids are a romantic hairstyle that adds texture and volume to curly hair. Sweep your curly hair over one shoulder, then braid cornrows by the side. Secure the braids behind your ear with hair pins and allow their ends to merge into the flowing mass of curly hair. See more side braids hairstyles here if you like this style.

23. Curly Kinky Twist Braids

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Curly kinky braids are twist braids made with kinky hair extensions. To achieve this hairstyle, braid your hair one inch from the root using afro kinky hair extensions, then continue into a two-strand twist that will be finished in curled tips. The kinky twists are typically short, bouncy, and layered for volume, although they can be done in longer lengths, depending on your preference.

24. Stitch Braids With Curls

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The stitch braids style involves creating cornrows using the stitch braiding method with additional hair extensions. Curls added to stitch braids make them look even more sleek and effortlessly beautiful. You can also add hair accessories to your braids to make them more appealing.

25. Curly Braids Updo

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The curly braids updo is a cute hairstyle that adds flair and definition to your curly braids. To achieve this braided updo look, simply gather your curly braids into an updo on the top of your head and secure with elastic bands or hair pins. You can leave out a few curly strands to create a messier, more relaxed look.

26. Twist Braids With Curls

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The braid bob with curls is an edgy yet feminine hairstyle that features box, knotless, or twist braids in a chin-length bob that frames the face gracefully. The braids unfold into a curly mass from the neck down, contrasting nicely with the straight braided crown. The braid bob with curls is ideal for a formal look.

27. Twist Braids With Curls

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The classic twist braids with curls hairstyle is a definite slay for any girl. Twist braids with curls are among the most popular twist braid hairstyles for short, medium, and long hair. They are also known as boho twist braids or goddess twist braids. This hairstyle features simple twist braids with curly ends and curly strands falling from the braids.

28. Tree Braids

Tree braids are an excellent way to get curly braids if you have really short hair. Also known as the pick-and-drop hairstyle, tree braids allow you to protect your natural hair while gaining your desired length and thickness.

To achieve this hairstyle, braid your hair with curly or wavy hair extensions about 4 inches from your scalp and secure in a knot to allow the curls or waves to fall freely. Alternatively, you can use regular kanekalon hair extensions and curl them right after using hot water or curling tongs.

This hairstyle is ideal for formal occasions, dinner dates, or special events.

29. Braided Crown With Curls

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The braided crown with curls, also known as the curly halo braid, is absolutely magical and makes you look like a goddess, medieval princess, or something out of a fairy tale. This halo braid hairstyle features a Dutch or French braid wrapped around the head with a slightly undone finish and romantic curly flyaways. The hairstyle is perfect for a romantic date or a bridal style.

30. Feed-in Braids With Curls

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Feed-in braids are plaited hairstyles in which the braid is formed by feeding in hair extensions. Feeding in strands of hair to the main braid as it grows in size helps to protect your edges from the tension caused by long and thick braids. Feed-in braids with curls basically require you to add as many curly strands in between the braids as you go, depending on your preference. Alternatively, you can also decide to finish the braids in curly ends or combine curly ends with curly strands for a bohemian vibe.

31. Layered Braids With Curls

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Layered braids with curls are a protective style for women who desire an illusion of length and volume without adding too much thickness to their braids. Layered braids with curls beautifully complement every hair length and face shape, adding texture and movement to the braids. To make your braided hairstyle look fuller, check out these layer braids hairstyles.

32. Blonde Box Braids With Curly Ends

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If you enjoy braids with curls, you definitely want to experiment with different hairstyles while finding something that suits you. Blonde box braids with curls at the ends might be just the look you need. The hair extension color “27” is typically used to create these beautiful blonde box braids with curled ends. Try it!

33. Red Box Braids With Curls

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Box braids are always in style, and combining them with romantic curls makes them even more stunning. You may even go a step further and spice up the entire look with a vibrant color, such as a bold, daring red braids. Red box braids with curls look fantastic on both dark and light-skinned women.

34. Straight Back Braids With Curls

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Straight back braids, as the name implies, feature cornrows or scalp braids woven in straight lines from the head’s crown to the neck’s nape. This hairstyle frames your face and allows your facial features to stand out beautifully. Curls create an adorable, flattering effect on the straight-back braids, making it an ideal way to spice up your straight-back braids. You can either finish up your cornrows in curly ends or crochet curly strands into them to give off a bohemian effect.

35. Brown Knotless Braids With Curls

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Brown-colored hair extensions can appear bold and attractive when used to create curly braid hairstyles. This style features golden-brown knotless braids without the traditional knots, curly ends, and curly hair strands. This brown braided hairstyle creates a beautiful contrast against dark and light skin and can make you stand out effortlessly.

36. Curly Braid Wig

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Braided wigs can help you achieve a more professional and put-together look without having to go through the stress of getting actual braids installed. They can also protect your natural hair from heat damage and breakage. Curls enhance the braided wigs’ beauty and offer you more volume and allure to complement every outfit.

37. Braids With Curly Bun

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Curls make a simple and plain braided bun stand out in the best possible way. The braids with curly bun hairstyle features cornrows, a bun, and curly strands. To achieve this hairstyle, put your hair into cornrows, leaving out curly strands along the ends of the braids. Fold the ends of the braids into a bun and secure them with hair pins to create a curly bun.

38. Blue Box Braids With Curls

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Blue box braids with curls are made with blue braiding hair extensions. The hair is braided from the root using the blue hair extensions, leaving out curly strands and finishing off the ends in curls. If you don’t want curly braids that are too dark, go for these blue box braids with curls instead. Here’s more inspiration for blue braids hairstyles.

39. Bubble Braids With Curls

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Styling curly hair in bubble braids is a great way to show off your curls while keeping your hair away from your face and creating a more structured finish. Bubble braids with curls are very versatile and can be worn in several ways including the half-up, half-down hairstyle, which is gorgeous. You can also use hair accessories to enhance your bubble braids with curls look.

40. Braids With Beads and Curls

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Braids with beads and curls are beautiful and protective hairstyles that feature curly braids decorated with beads of different sizes and colors. The braids can range from curly box braids to cornrows with curls, twist braids with curls, stitch braids with curls, etc. Incorporating beads into your curly braid hairstyle is a perfect way to take your curly braid hairstyle up a notch.

41. Criss Cross Braids With Curls

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Criss cross braids are braided hairstyles that feature criss crossed sections at the front, typically done using rubber bands or cornrows that cross over each other. Adding curly strands along the length of the braids or finishing the braids with curly ends gives off a relaxed, bohemian look that can be worn for any occasion.

42. Goddess Ponytail Braids

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This goddess braid ponytail looks stunning, especially with curly hair strands. In this hairstyle, the hair is braided in cornrows from the edges toward the center into a ponytail and finished off with curly ends. You can also add curly strands to the length of the braids to further enhance the look and give it a more defined bohemian vibe.

43. Half up Half Dowb Braids With Curls

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The half-up up half-down braids with curls typically feature braids with curls divided into two horizontal sections. The top section is wrapped into a bun or a messy updo, while the bottom section is allowed to fall freely, showcasing the flowing mass of curls. This hairstyle is very feminine and stunning and can be worn for any occasion.

44. Ombre Braids With Curls

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Ombre braids allow you to experiment with different colors fun and playfully. Ombre braids are made with ombre hair extensions which feature gradual blends of transitions between different colors. Eye-catching ombre braids with curls are just one of the many fantastic ways to try out the ombre shade.

45. Pink Box Braids With Curls

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Colorful box braids are a fantastic way to switch up your look with box braids with curls. Pink braids might look a little edgy, but you may want to experiment with them regardless for the fun of it. If you don’t want your pink braids with curls to be too bold and vibrant, consider toning them down by starting off the braids with black hair extensions or any other dark color and adding pink hair extensions as you go. You can also consider braiding with ombre pink hair extensions.

46. Micro Curly Twist Braids

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Adding curls to micro twist braid hairstyles adds spice and glamour to an otherwise plain hairstyle. You can make your micro twists curly from the roots or have them straight and cascading down into gorgeous curls. This hairstyle works well for any hair length and thickness.

47. Middle Part Braids With Curls

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Instead of having your entire head done up in braids, you can opt for a deep middle part with cascading curls. You can style these middle part braids with curls in many ways, including a half up, half down style or just letting them fall over your shoulders and back to showcase your gorgeous curls.

48. Triangle Box Braids With Curls

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Triangle box braids with curls feature traditional box braids with a twist. Regular box braids with curls hairstyles are typically done with square, circular, or rectangular parts. In the triangle box braids with curls hairstyle, the hair is parted into triangular sections with curls from the braids.

49. Fishtail Braid With Curls

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The fishtail braid with curls is an incredibly versatile style that complements any outfit and that you can wear for any occasion. A fishtail braid looks ethereal when formed into a braided crown over your head, with flyaway curls giving off a messy bohemian look.

50. Zig Zag Braids With Curls

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If you are looking for something unique, then zig zag braids with curls can be a great option to go for. Zig zag braids with curls can be done either by weaving your hair in zig zag cornrows and letting the braids fall in curls over your shoulders, or by parting your hair into zig zag sections and letting the braids fall in curls over your shoulders. Zig zag braids with curls will make you look stunning and stand out at any event.

51. Locs With Curls

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Combining locs with curls is a gorgeous way of giving your locks a bohemian or ethereal look. The locs with curls hairstyle works well for different hair types and lengths, making it a versatile and adaptable style. Locs with curls add volume and texture to your locs, enhancing their appearance.

52. Side Part Braids With Curls

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The side part braids with curls hairstyle emphasizes the cheekbones gracefully while softening the contours of the face. This hairstyle features braids with a side part and cascading curls and is a perfect look for any occasion. Curls add more flair to and spice up your side part braided hairstyle.

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