Layered braids are a great choice for those who want to add texture, body and volume to their look. In layered braids, hair is taken from one part of the head and braided around another strand or group of strands. This creates an intricate pattern that can be used to create any hairstyle.
Advantages of layered braids
The advantages of braiding such braids are really a lot, so despite the complexity of the process, these braids want to make many women:
- Create volume and texture – layered braids create a unique look that can add body and volume to hair. This effect is especially noticeable when styling short or medium length hair.
- Variety of styles – layered braids can be used to create many different looks, from intricate patterns to more complex mixed techniques.
- If you practice, it’s easy to make your own braids at home without a helper.
Classic braiding techniques
The most popular technique for braiding a multi-layered braid is a classic. In this case the braiding is very similar to the usual classic knotless braiding, but with a special approach. The technique consists in dividing the hair into boxes, of which a layer of strands is formed afterwards. From it a braid is braided, which can pass smoothly into another box.
Layered braids can be a great way to add a splash of color to your look. The process is not much different from regular braiding, but the result looks brighter and more memorable. You can use many shades of hair dye or colored extensions to achieve your desired style.
Advanced braiding level
Layered braids are great for advanced braiding level too, as they can be combined and mixed with other techniques. For example, adding some weaving or cornrows to the braid will create a unique look. Experimenting with this technique is the best way to find out what works best for you.
Mixed classic colors
In addition to the usual colors, you can also use mixed classic colors to create a more interesting and unusual hairstyle. This technique looks best in combination with layered braids, as some strands can be lighter or darker than others. The result is an attractive braid that stands out from the rest.
Chain link pattern
Another more complicated technique for layered braids is the “chain link” pattern. This technique involves creating a series of interwoven loops rather than the usual braid pattern. The result is a more complex and intricate look, making it ideal for special occasions or unique hairstyles.
Weave with loose ends
To create a more romantic look, you can try braiding with loose ends. This technique involves taking small sections of hair and weaving them together until the desired effect is achieved. The result is a beautiful, soft and voluminous braid that looks great in any style. By the way, this kind of layered braid is perfect for any hair length, as the missing length can be extended with a regular canekalon.
The ombre technique is a great way to add drama and texture to layered braids. This involves blending two or more colors throughout the hair, creating a unique look that will draw attention. The ombre effect can be created with both regular dyes and colored extensions.