Rope braids look complicated, but in fact, they are so easy to build. All you need is a lot of patience and to take advantage of your creativity.
To knit a rope braid, you need to section the hair in two and twist each part with your fingers. Place one over each other, and you’ll get a beautiful knit.
Rope Braid Hairstyles
Now that you know how to build the twist, you can go to the next step: developing more complicated but glamorous and sexy rope braid styles.
Build buns, ponytails, or French rope knits that will make you look ravishing wherever you go. Find your braided hair inspiration below, in the pictures we have carefully selected for you.
1. French One Sided Braid
If you have fine hair that needs a little bit more dimension, use a tiny crimping iron. Start from the forehead, and braid a rope knit. Secure it on the top of your head and continue braiding till you reach the nape area. Build a bun and cover it with a few hair strands.
2. Hair Crown
A hair crown made of rope braids is ideal for medium and long hair. Meet the two knits in the back and tie them with a ribbon to get a ponytail. Use a wide curler to build some loose waves.
3. Rope Hairstyle for School
As a schoolgirl, you need a hairstyle that is not too much but also not too dull. On one side of your head, build a French rope twist that goes over the ear.
4. Long Rope Braids
If you’re going for such long braids and want to preserve them for a longer period, here’s what you can do. Choose a silk pillowcase and sleep with a nightcap. This way, your braids won’t mess up overnight.
5. Rope Pony
If you’re searching for a simple yet sophisticated hairstyle, consider this rope ponytail. Style a middle part and secure the hair in the nape area. Select a hair strand that you will use to hide the hair elastic. Wrap it around it.
6. Unicorn Hairstyle
Color blends have such a cool vibe, and they’re a perfect choice for women who don’t want a dull and common look. To gain a gorgeous transition between the colors, we recommend booking an appointment with your colorist. Use two front strands, build your rope braids and tie them in the back.
7. Gangsta Braids
When you want a look that’s out of the ordinary, you should certainly consider these multiple braids. First of all, create an undercut for both sides and section the crown hair. Use each part to style a thin braid.
8. Rope Bun
Rope braids are so practical and mesmerizing and can be used in so many ways. They are also ideal for a simple yet eye-catching bun. Build two knits and mix them together to obtain more dimension for the hairstyle.
9. Folded Pony
For this hairstyle, it’s not only the rope twist braids that look breathtaking. To make it stand out, you should pick a silver hair color that is ideal for women with fair skin. Style a ponytail, build your rope braid, and fold it to the base of the pony.
10. One-Sided Braid
To build this amazing volume for your hairstyle, you first need to use a crimping iron for the roots. This practice will give your hair more dimension when building your braid. It is a great way to gain more texture and style a fabulous hairdo for an upcoming event.
11. Red and Blonde Hairstyle
Rope braids are ideal when you want to highlight your colors. Therefore, if you have peekaboo blonde strands and a red color base, use this braiding technique to make a gorgeous blend between the two hues.
12. Faux Rope Pony
You don’t need to despair if you don’t have long, thick gorgeous hair. Ponytail extensions can be your best friend if you want a long hairdo that looks glamorous. Use your hair to create a bun and attach the extension. Style the rope braid, and you’re good to go.
13. Half Ip Half Down
Rope braids look intricate, but they are so easy to pull off. If you’re into romantic looks, consider going for this hairstyle. Use your top section to create three or four braids and pin them with a clip. For a more stylish look, consider placing a wide headband with pearls on top of the head.
14. French Wedding Rope Braid
A French rope braid can easily be combined with loads of other hairstyles. In this case, you can opt for a big low bun and a few hair strands that will carelessly fall on the forehead. Decorate the hairdo with some flowers.
15. Two Rope Braids
Two strand rope braids will certainly make you look younger. Part the long mane in two and on each section, part the hair again. Use your fingers to roll the strands and place one over each other to obtain that rope effect.
16. One-Sided French Rope Braid
Start from the top of the head and style a French side rope braid. Make it look full, and if the hair is long, wear the knit on one of the shoulders.
17. Thick French Rope Braid
If you want a hairstyle that really makes your hair stand out, a single rope braid in a dark pink shade will look fabulous. To obtain that fullness effect, don’t make it too tight, and at the end, pull off the edges a little bit.
18. Rope Twist Braid for Afro American Hair
If you have voluminous African American hair, go for a big chunky rope twist braid that starts from one side of the head and goes to the other. You will obtain a marvelous hairdo, and you will keep your beautiful coils untamed.
19. Rope Braided Ponytail
20. Rope Halo Braid
If you have thick hair, go for a rope crown braid. Make it look chunky and arrange it around the head to obtain that beautiful crown effect. Decorate the hairstyle with your favorite flowers.
21. Thin Rope Braids
If you want to recreate this hairstyle, take small strands of hair from each side and style several rolled knits. These half up rope braids will create a beautiful crown for your head, and you can use a straightening iron fo make the rest of your tresses look flawless.
22. Waterfall Rope Braids
This waterfall rope braid can be styled within minutes. Part your hair in two sections and make a French rope knit on each side. Meet the two in the back, in a low lookalike rose bun.
23. Rope Braided Bun
This rope braided updo is very easy to recreate and is a perfect choice for any daily activities. Style a French rope knit from the top of the head and pin the whole thing into a bun.
Rope braided hairstyles are ideal for any occasion, whether we’re talking about days at the office or afternoons spent with the kids at the playground, weddings and anniversaries or parties and glamorous events. They are easy to style and you can make them even more spectacular by combining them with ponytails, bangs, or any other gorgeous updos.