15 Wool Braid Hairstyles You Should Try

Wool braid hairstyles have been popular for years and show no signs of slowing down. Wool braids allow you to try every colour, shape, and type of braiding you have always wanted to rock without putting excessive strain on your hair. Check out 15 fresh wool braid hairstyles you will definitely want to try!

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1. Hairstyle #1

The mermaid look is super trendy this year, and with wool braids, you can easily recreate it. Just pick some wool in blue or green hues, use them in your favourite type of braids, and your coveted mermaid look is ready!


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2. Hairstyle #2

If you want to add a pop of colour to your hairstyle but don’t want it to be too vivid – for example, if it clashes with your overall style – you can try some understated colours with your wool braids such as navy blue.

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50 Likes, 1 Comments – Nkalipho Mafela (@nkalipho) on Instagram: “@kg_ship you’re my #womancrush for giving me ‘Smurf’ hair 💙💙💙 Your hands are truly blessed 😍…”

3. Hairstyle #3

On the other hand, if you are in the mood for a colourful explosion on your head, there is no easier, faster, and more affordable way to do it than with a bunch of brightly-coloured wool braids.

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4. Hairstyle #4

Wool braids can also be incredibly tasteful and closely resemble your own hair colour and texture. Try solid black wool braids if you want to rock a natural look with thick and luscious braiding!

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5. Hairstyle #5

Grey is another highly popular colour to combine with your love of braids. If you are looking for a way to finish 2019 in style, how about a gorgeous head full of stylish grey braids as the focal point of your look?

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21 Likes, 1 Comments – LISA BRAIDS (@lisabraids237) on Instagram: “WOOL IS THE NEW LOOK BOXBRAIDS…”

6. Hairstyle #6

We normally associate pastel colours with spring, but you can wear pastel wool braids any time you want, as they are super easy to pair both with your clothes and your makeup for the most well-designed look.

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7. Hairstyle #7

Want to give your wool braids a fresh treatment and look like you have just gone to a hair salon? Just put them in a stylish headscarf and earn maximum style points for your look!


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52 Likes, 2 Comments – Ntsako Happiness Masemola (@ntsako_masemola) on Instagram: “The perfection of a picture does not resemble a perfect life, behind them are stories untold,…”

8. Hairstyle #8

Wool braids are an effortless way to add some colour to your style without going for the expensive and drastic procedure of dyeing your hair. With wool braids, you can change hair colours as often as you want!

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9. Hairstyle #9

Spice up your solid black wool braids with a couple of trendy hair accessories: these metal beads work wonders for making wool braids look even more eye-catching and overall lovely.

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26 Likes, 1 Comments – Elegant Head Lovers Salon (@elegant_head_lovers_salon) on Instagram: “Wool twists are durable and light – available on request at Elegant Head Lovers 💕”

10. Hairstyle #10

If you have always wanted super long braided hair but don’t have the patience to grow it out all the way, you can achieve the same effect in a matter of hours with a few packages of colourful wool!

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185 Likes, 7 Comments – @zandi_mak on Instagram: “I know I am here to participate in life, to expand, to grow, to share,to express… To Be…”

11. Hairstyle #11

One of the biggest advantages of wool braids is that they can be worn pretty much any way you want. If you wake up in the mood for a half up, half down hairstyle, you can make your wish come true faster than ever.

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173 Likes, 5 Comments – @zandi_mak on Instagram: “Wishing for that morning sun🌞🍃…”

12. Hairstyle #12

In case you were doubting the possible variety of colours you can try with wool braids, here is just a taste of how diverse wool braids can be and how easy it is to find just the right style for you.

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125 Likes, 2 Comments – @zandi_mak on Instagram: “Pennisetum Clandestine 🌿 Helianthus Annuus 🌻 Cyperaceae🌾 PC: @michelleletsoalo 😘…”

13. Hairstyle #13

If you can’t decide which colour you want to use for your wool braids from several different shades, you can go all-in with your new hairstyle and use all of them.

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298 Likes, 16 Comments – Nikiwe Dlova (@nix_indamix) on Instagram: “Happy Spring Day! 🌻🌻🌻 #OwnURcrown #Hairstreetculture #springday #braidsgang #colourfulbraids…”

14. Hairstyle #14

Blue wool braids may not be the most natural look in the world, but sometimes all that matters is whether you enjoy your new look.

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504 Likes, 28 Comments – ☆Andrea☆ (@bratz_princessss) on Instagram: “No dolls at Walmart caught my eye today, oh well! Might try Tuesday Morning or Target later on….”

15. Hairstyle #15

Whenever you need to style your wool braids for a special occasion or simply want to try a new look, a beautiful updo is probably the easiest and most timeless style you can try.


Read more: How To Pack Braids Into Different Styles


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