Zig Zag Braids are the best variations Cornrows have seen. You can understand how they have this unique character. It makes it fit for men and women of all ages. The patterns are catchy and appealing. They add variety to Braids you can rock on an everyday basis.
They come in several styles and shapes, so you can choose one or get creative. These Braids are fresh in the world of fashion.
You will need at least 3-4 inches of long hair to start with. The Braids are pretty simple but expect less number of braids than Tree Braids or Twist Braids. For thick African American textured hair, nothing will sit better.
How to Do Zig Zag Braids on Natural Hair?
Unlike Box and Dreadlock braids, Feed-ins are optional in Zig Zag Braids. If you are already rocking the desired length for your braid, you won’t find it necessary. Given that you are satisfied with the thickness of the braids, that is. You will need a pintail comb, a lot of Gel and patience.
There are two ways you can go about it. It’s either that your parting is the only thing that makes your braid Zig Zag. Like you part your hair in one swoop, your braid continues without breaking a rhythm or switching tails. Simple as that. You can see the 2nd and 3rd pictures for reference.
The second one is a teeny tiny bit complicated Cornrow. Let’s see how you can get down with one excellent Zig Zag Braid of your own!
- Part the section of your hair where we are working and tie the rest hair together.
- Gel the parting line and start dividing in longitudinal motion with a finger distance.
- Smear Gel on the parted lines.
- You can insert your Feed ins here (optional) and start braiding the first longitudinal section downward.
- When you reach the end, start braiding upward, including the next row of hair.
- This way you need to include all the other sections.
If you feel like it isn’t thick enough, insert Feed ins as you proceed.
21 Awe-worthy Zig Zag Braids Ideas
Braids for men and women, though will require a masculine or feminine touch. These ideas we are going to look at today will be uniquely patterned, protective, and of course, gorgeous!
They will make you feel like the King or Queen you already are. Zig Zag Braids are known to take edgy charm to another level.
Here are 21 Zig Zag braid ideas that will entice you to get your own.
1. Cornrow Zig Zag
If you aim to bring down sophisticated and elegant to a T, you should give these Cornrow Zig Zag Braids a shot. The braids stay out of your face and cascade down your back.
The best way to have maximum and thicker braids is to make narrow braids and insert some feed-in extensions.
2. Zig Zag Part Braids
The whole confidence of the look is hooked up in this Zig Zag Parting System. Though there’s no strict pattern to follow, still sticking with parallel or opposing Zig-Zag lines will give you that jazzy and mechanical look you’ve been trying to rock!
3. Zig Zag Feed In Braids
This well-knead set of unique Zig-Zag braids helps you get an extra flare in your hair. Putting in Feed-in Extension is an option to personalize your braids to the tips.
You can bring them together in a bun for extra fun.
4. Zig Zag Braids With Weave
The dynamic combo of part Zig Zag and Cornrows is fancy and creeps into your whole head.
As how you want to put in your Feed-in Extensions is a choice. You choose the length you want, the number of braids you aim for, and the volume you want them to have.
5. Zig Zag Box Braids
A Box Braid structure with Zig Zig parting can effectively manipulate how you own these Braids.
Though some people may find a thick set of Box Braids too much to handle, if only you do it in moderation, you are set for the coming week.
6. Stitch Braids
The Braids all follow the Zig Zag Pattern that creeps away to the whole head. Braids that work with this precision usually last you for 2-3 weeks, depending on how attentive you care for them and the type of hair you possess.
It’s highly suggested to invest in good Extensions.
7. Zig Zag Braids To The Back
Intricately detailed, yet fascinating all the same!
Here you go about making Rhombus-shaped partings in the areas with the most hair to create the creeping snake effect in the braids. Adding the Braid Beads will just enhance your overall look, so go crazy with accessories!
8. Zig Zag Braids In A Ponytail
Front Zig Zag Braids with a big decent Braid in the back are but a rebellious touch to this epic style. Together with accessories and Extensions, it does justice to the whole look, though the best part is how it’s easy to make and maintain.
Only the Zig Zag Braids are a permanent bit, you can wash up and remake the giant braid several times.
9. Zig Zag Braids For Little Girl
An edge of another kind! You can see how the Parting System had distinguished this Zig Zag Braid with small details in an arched triangle. As the number of Braids is less and the whole head is wrapped up in them, it makes it ideal for little girls who got a lot keeping them hooked.
10. 4 Zig Zag Braids
The results are particularly interesting when you combine natural color Feed-ins with the mechanical charm of Zig Zag Braids. It’s pretty straightforward that you could even make it at home.
The hair partition extends to four Parts, but you can get creative and make several more branches.
11. 2 Zig Zag Braids
A Ponytail gets much more interesting if you put details as sophisticated as Zig Zag braids at the front. But you will notice that the stylist has made two Zig Zag braids and a fantastic pattern to compliment the tail.
For a tail this thick, you will need to insert extensions in the braids.
12. 6 Zig Zag Braids
One way to rock braids with such allure is by making several thin braids that fall along your head. Though a full-head Zig Zag Braids cornrow looks flattering, it is hardly a stretch when taking care of it.
Be aware, though, you won’t have as many braids as in Box or Tree braids.
13. Zig Zag With Beads
If you want to wear Zig Zag Braids Artwork but are not willing to compromise on the number of braids you are going to get, then here you go!
Here the stylist has done Braids on the front half of her head and then down to the nape. You can adjust the size of the braids with Feed ins.
14. Multicolored Braids
You just can’t deny a masterpiece like this when it’s right in front of you!
In the hands of an expert, these arched half-head set of Braids looks enviable. It only covers half of your head. The different Earthy tones in highlights make it equally attractive and intricately gorgeous.
15. Medium Hair
If you find your Zig Zag and Thin Braids Cornrow bland this morning, add Hair strings or cords for fun. These accessories are easy to put on and even easier to get off so you are not losing out anywhere.
You can also use excellent funky colored Feed ins to bring out a bubbly persona.
16. Triangle Braids
Cornrows give you the perfect grounds to become as much of a creative geek as you like. The result will be incredible with whatever set of Braids you choose to experiment with.
The most prominent braids here are obviously the Crisscross style.
17. Braids With Bun
While Buns are an option everywhere, Twin Buns with Zig Zag braids are a variation that sits on a new level. The thin braids give you more dimension for a thick bun, which is a plus point if you enjoy wrapping your hair up occasionally.
The Brown Feed-ins are just what you need if you want to spice up a standard set of Braids.
18. 8 Zig Zag Braids
To see the natural prowess of the stylist, you have to focus on starting the edgy points of the Braids. The Parting is immaculately neat: the jam of the whole updo lies in it.
If you are not really into Feed ins, you can opt for these braids without one easily.
19. Red Color Zig Zag Braids
The Red Cherry Feed-ins give flirtatious vibes to the whole style. Though any color could make your braids pop, going for a deeper color is always smart if you have hair on a darker scale.
It blends in effortlessly with the whole loud setting.
20. Long Hair
The tightly knit longitudinal Zig Zag Braids that mellow down as they go further to the back are a perfect example of your traditional everyday variation of this style.
You can check how cornrows follow a strict lane and extend without compromising the position of the Braid.
21. Goddess Zig Zag Braids
If you feel non-committal about a head full of Zig Zag Braids, a half-head isn’t a wrong choice either. It sorts out your front hair and gives a flaunting flair to the hair left in the back.
Though choosing an accessory is totally optional, Braid Beads are best if you like weight dangling at the ends.
Zig Zag Braids are in full swing this season, which can mostly be credited to their variety. What makes these all the more interesting is that they go well with any setting, you could do a half-head or full, and it won’t ever be awkward on your hair.
Yes, it would take patience on your side, but every other braid will take almost the same time. It goes for a woman of every age and compliments you with a unique edge.
People wonder if it causes breakage. While it doesn’t directly if your stylist isn’t careful, it may pull on your hair too tight, resulting in a painful scalp and hair loss. To avoid such instances, use a good amount of Gel.
Give it a shot this weekend and you won’t be disappointed!