A couple of weeks ago, our very own Leila talked excitedly about her beautiful Fulani braids. When I noticed the growing hair trend, I was reminded of singer Alicia Keys and her signature cornrows with two backwards cornrows on either side of her head. Now, ladies are taking the look to another level and are truly making Fulani braids their own. Here are 16 Instgrammers who are putting a unique spin on Fulani braids and killing it!


Love the all the textures in the look. 

Thank you @keyessentialshair for doing something different with my hair 💕💕💕☺️#essencefest

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Flower child

Nigerian princess 🌼

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She sells sea shells…


Singer Dej Loaf is feeling this trend too. 

♈️ season means It's my season ✨ #WatchThisShit

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She’s literally glowing

Loving the #fulanibraids

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The wooden beads and wire truly set off this look 


Loving this bun 

Life is a gamble and I bet on me baby 😍

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Feeling this cute and messy bun

HL #braids #fulanibraids #afrohair #braidstyles

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Simple, but makes a statement



FRESH L E M O N A D É 🍋 #soulsista #braidsstyles

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A vision in white 

Hair by @didiistar

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Bantu knots and fish tail braids

One more time for this beauty and her versatile looks


These sisters are doing it right


Ladies, have you work a variation Fulani braids this summer?


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10 Comments on "Fulani Braid Inspiration: 16 Gorgeous Fulani Braided Styles"

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Braids Las Vegas

Beautiful! My last emoji showed up as a question mark. These protective styles are beautiful!


Amazing photos!

Jenny - Support Your Beauty


Isn’t it painful because it’s braided tightly? Btw, I like the braid “A vision in white” the lady looks perfect with that hair. She looks really natural but amazingly captures the eyes. Thanks!

Ashley Perry

I’ve been to this page several times, and these pics never cease to be breathtaking to me <3


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Queen @ The Blessed Queens

Nice one! This styles are all beautiful!

There is nothing new under the sun and i love the fact that we as Africans can be so unique yet beautiful in our own way!

Braided hairstyles that are not too tight are perfect for a carefree summer protective style that can add a sense of uniqueness to a everyday style!


Have you gone missing again BGLH?


Fusion of Cultures has a wicked tutorial on YT on this style.




All beautiful.