Black braided hairstyles are very popular with singers, hip hop artists, sportsmen and movie stars. Braided hair is the latest trend and in-thing. The young generation likes this style because it looks cool and modern. Braided hair styles can be adorned by anyone. Men and women are often seen spotting braids in all the hip and happening places. Braids are common with various age groups. They are stylish and easy to maintain. Braids originated in Africa where they are discernible among various tribes and clans. Tribes from India like the ascetics are known to adorn braids. Braided hairstyles take a long time and effort to make. The time taken to complete braids range from a few minutes to a couple of hours. Black braided hairstyles need extensive preparation. The normal braiding procedure requires the hair stylist to thoroughly wash the hair and then apply dry-cleaning. Since the hair strands are usually stiff, they must be smoothened before braiding. First of all, the hair is separated into three parts. The hair stylist must then tighten the hair strands of the three parts with a special tool. The goal is to apply equal force on all the hair parts so that a good braided look is achieved. Special skill is required to do this. Any unbalanced force in tightening the hair will result in poor braiding.
The flatness of the hair surface must be maintained. However; it is hard to maintain the flat surface because the hair gets entangled in the process. Hair braids can be finished in various styles. They can be loose or twisted. Twisted braids can be formed into buns or chignons. To add a more personal touch, the stylist can use flowers, beads, pearls, colored strings and bands. More than three sections of hair can be braided if the hair stylist is creative.