15 Fulani Braid Hairstyles You Will Love

Fulani braids are one of the most popular protective hairstyles of the past decade. Fulani braids usually feature an intricate pattern on your scalp and a bunch of braids freely flowing down your neck and back. They are easier to create than many other types of braids and give you an infinite number of styling opportunities. Check out 15 fresh Fulani braid styles you will love!

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1. Style #1

This Fulani braid hairstyle looks simple at first, but you can instantly tell how much effort and precision went into making the braids super uniform and keeping the whole hairstyle extremely neat.


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1,204 Likes, 137 Comments – B E L L A | G E R M A N (@thebeautynation_) on Instagram: “I love makeup but sometimes the detail is in the hair 👑💕 Fulani braids style for my vacation…”

2. Style #2

An easy and very popular way to spice up your Fulani braid hairstyle is to add beads to the lower parts of the braids. Some women go for translucent or black beads, but a pop of colour will never hurt!

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61 Likes, 1 Comments – Beauté Obsédé (BeautyObsessed) (@beauteobsede) on Instagram: “Gorgeous 😍😍. . #beautyobsessed #braidgang #246stylist #protectivestyles #superx #beauteobsede…”

3. Style #3

Another popular way to make your Fulani braid hairstyle stand out is to play with textures. Leave some of the strands of your hair loose and then curl them to create a striking contrast with the braids.

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87 Likes, 0 Comments – Francesca Excellent (@braid_fanatic11) on Instagram: “FLEXING 🔥😍👏🏾 BOHO BRAIDS FOR WIN * * * * #boxbraids #westpalmbeachbraider…”

4. Style #4

Long black braids of the same width and with a pretty standard pattern on the scalp are the most traditional way to rock Fulani braids, but sometimes a classic hairstyle is exactly what you need.

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20 Likes, 0 Comments – @braidsby_suah on Instagram: “#fulanibraids #fulanibraidsatl #fulanibraidsnstyles #fulanibraidswithbeads #tribalbraids…”

5. Style #5

Rihanna was one of the first celebrities who popularized Fulani braids a few years ago, and the singer still loves stepping out in luscious and stylish Fulani braid hairstyles.

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519 Likes, 0 Comments – JANET COLLECTION (@janetcollection) on Instagram: “😩😍🙌 @badgalriri Looking Flawless in these Fulani Styled Braids! 💎Recreate this style with our EZ…”

6. Style #6

If you want to enjoy the benefits of the protective hairstyle like Fulani braids but don’t want your hairstyle to feel too heavy or hot due to the length, here is an elegant and fresh solution for you – a Fulani braid bob!

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7. Style #7

No matter how much you are enjoying your black Fulani braids, there is always room for a few beautiful accessories. These golden threads and beads will easily make your hairstyle stand out.

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16 Likes, 0 Comments – Tanicia (@hairbytanicia) on Instagram: “Fulani Braids w/Large AccessoryPack #hairbytanicia #miamihair #miamihairstylist #miamistylist…”

8. Style #8

Braiding your hair to the back of the head and leaving a couple of braids to frame your face is one of the most beloved ways to rock Fulani braids this year.


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21 Likes, 0 Comments – Nelly Smith (@smithairx) on Instagram: “Beautiful Fulani Braids * * * * * * * * #braids #mtlhairstylist #mtlbraids #mtlbraider…”

9. Style #9

If you are in the mood to try some of the biggest hairstyle trends of the past few years, you should definitely consider adding some ombre to your Fulani braids – this silver dye job is nothing short of exquisite!

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10. Style #10

If you can’t imagine wearing the same hairstyle for weeks, even it’s something as cute and stylish as Fulani braids, the good news is that there are lots of possibilities to style your braids – like this half up, half down hairstyle.

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2,526 Likes, 32 Comments – Self Taught Braider (@kersti.pitre) on Instagram: “Glowing & Growing As everyone knows, braids are my go to when it comes to protective styling. I…”

11. Style #11

The silver plastic and metal beads in these Fulani braids create a nice contrast with the pitch black braids and make sure everyone’s eyes are on your hairstyle whenever you go anywhere.

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7 Likes, 0 Comments – HairLink | 📍Black Hairdressers (@hairli.nk) on Instagram: “Hairstyle: Fulani braids Hair Stylist: @​mammastouch Location: Brixton, London #fulanibraidslondon…”

12. Style #12

If you are not afraid to introduce some colour to your new hairstyle, why not try a bold shade for your next Fulani braids – for example, this lovely shade of blue?

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13. Style #13

One of the biggest benefits of Fulani braids is that they are very versatile and can be worn anywhere and with pretty much any outfit you already own.

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36 Likes, 4 Comments – RakelReis (@quintalafro) on Instagram: “#fulanibraids Trampo feito nessa negah metida 🤩 Otima Profissional, humildade em Pessoa . Tamo…”

14. Style #14

Looking for the most adorable version to style your Fulani braids? Check out these cute and timeless Fulani braid pigtails!

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15. Style #15

One of the easiest and most versatile ways to style Fulani braids is in a gorgeous ponytail. This is a hairstyle that is appropriate on any occasion, so you can wear it all year long.


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