Ah, braids. They’re timeless, versatile, and come with endless customization options.
I loved getting them for the summer so that I didn’t have to style my hair everyday. They are also great for the winter to protect your ends.
If you’re like me, I bet every once in awhile, you like to try something new. Like this exciting twist on the classic box braid style — the peekaboo braid.
Intrigued yet? Then you’ll want to see these styles.
What You’ll Need:
First off, let’s gather the tools for our journey. Here’s a list of the necessary supplies:
With these in your toolkit, you’re ready to get started.
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What Braids Should You Actually Have?
We all know braids are a timeless and versatile hairstyle, but with so many different styles and techniques, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Take this quiz to find out which type of braids you should actually have!
Crafting Your Peekaboo Braids
1. Prepare Your Hair
Kick things off with a good hair wash and blow-dry. It’s essential to trim any black ends that could stick out of the braids later. Split your hair into three sections: two in the front and one large one in the back.
2. Parting and Preparation
Your rat tail comb will help you create precise parts. Apply shining gel to smooth your hair. Make smaller parts in the back section to tuck away smaller sections of black hair within the colored braiding hair. The shining gel will make it easier to conceal your hair inside the colored braids.
3. Begin the Knotless Braiding
Divide a section of hair into three strands. Attach the colored braiding hair to the middle section of the plait. As you braid, tuck your black hair behind the colored hair to hide it and prevent a striped look.
4. Tucking and Braiding
Braiding will require some patience. Keep tucking your black hair behind the colored hair as you go along, using shining gel to secure it. Feel the textures to ensure your hair is neatly hidden behind the colored hair. Repeat for all braids, adding more colored hair when necessary for length.
5. The Finishing Touches
After all the braids are complete, trim and braid down the ends of your hair. Secure the ends with slip knots to avoid unraveling. Apply shining gel or mousse to set the braids and get rid of flyaways. Cover the hair with a satin wrap or do-rag and set the style with a blow dryer.
Inspiration for Your Peekaboo Braids
1. Pink Peekaboo Goddess Braids
2. Aqua Blue Curly Braids
3. Neon Green in a High Ponytail
4. Knee-length Red Peekaboo
5. Golden Girl
Peekaboo braids are not only a way to express your personal style and creativity but also an opportunity to refresh your look with a pop of color. So why not give it a try?
Want a celebrity inspired style? Try the fulani braids that were Alicia Keys’ signature style back in the day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Peekaboo braids are a hairstyle where colored hair is braided along with your natural hair, revealing hints of color as though playing a game of peekaboo. It’s a fun way to add a pop of color to your look without overwhelming it.
Absolutely! The beauty of peekaboo hair is its versatility. It can be as bold or as subtle as you want, meaning it’s always in style.
Pixie braids are small, thin braids that typically cover the entire head. They’re a bit like micro-braids but tend to be shorter, hence the name ‘pixie’.