Braids have become very popular in recent years. Did you know that hair braiding has been around since 3000 BC? It seems that this ancient hair style originated in ancient Egypt and Africa.
The Egyptians used to wear their hair short on a casual day. On special occasions, however, Egyptians had been known to wear black wigs. The women, not only had long hair wigs, they also had their wigs braided and decorated with ivory and gold.
In Africa, although there are no written history of braids, ancient stone sculptures and engraved images on wood and stone reveal the use of hair braiding by both men and women. In East Africa, the Maasai people reserved hair braiding for young men preparing to undergo the rite of passage to adulthood. Maasai women, more often than not, have their heads shaved clean.
In America, plains Indians, both men and women, wore the recognized long braids adorned with feathers. More artistic braided hairstyles were brought to America and Europe by immigrants from Africa, notably from French-speaking West Africa.
Today, braid hairstyles are popular choices for women of all ages. Fun braids are favorite casual hair styles, specially during summer. Braided updo is very chic and have been very popular among celebrities all year round.
Here are the most popular Braid Hairstyles for 2013:
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Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on January 26, 2012:
@indian hair - I'm glad you enjoyed reading my braided hairstyles hub. Cheers!
@marpauling - Thanks.. I'm glad you found my braided hair styles hub cool. Cheers!
@andrebreynolds - Thanks for reading my braids hub. Nice to hear you like your gf wearing braids. Cheers!
@livia - Thanks for bookmarking my braided hairstyles hub. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Cheers!
@great places to travel - thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my braided hairstyles hub. Cheers!
Have a nice day y'all,
great places to travel on January 25, 2012:
Yes! that hair style is really awesome, I really like the way you expressed your thoughts!
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livia on August 09, 2011:
i actually bookmarked this page so i can access it with two clicks of a button wen i wanna no how to do a certain braid thanks
andrebreynolds on July 07, 2011:
All of these hair braid styles are so pretty. My gf is a fan of hair braiding and I love whatever hair braid style she wears.
marpauling on May 06, 2011:
Cool Braided Hair Styles, I love it. Great hub.
indian hair wholesale on April 21, 2011:
Wow! this Rope style is looking so beautiful. i will make this in my hair . i see this first time and i like this one in all. good working .keep it up.
Thanks for sharing.
Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on April 16, 2011:
Hiya L.L., thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my braids hub. Cheers!
Have a nice day,
L.L. Woodard from Oklahoma City on April 15, 2011:
Had no idea there were so many ways to braid hair! Enjoyed the article and the videos.
Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on April 15, 2011:
Hiya Will, thanks for dropping by. I used to wear my hair long and had braided my hair with coloured ribbons, flowers, rhinestones etc. So much fun to be a girl in girl-land. lol I'm glad you enjoyed reading my braided hair styles hub. I'm doing a series on hair styles for the Hubmob weekly theme. Cheers!
Have a nice day,
WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on April 15, 2011:
I remember when braiding each other's hair was a daily ritual in girl-land.
Great Hub, Rosie!