While we’re all at home during quarantine, we’re collectively experiencing the highs and lows of maintaining our hair. It can be hard decided day to day whether to wash it, curl it, straighten it, or use a protective style. We feel you sis. If you’re looking for low maintenance and gorgeous styles to get you through COVID-19, we’ve compiled 15 DIY braided hairstyles for you to do from the comforts of your home.

1. Top Knot and Two Mini Braids

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How to achieve this look:

  1. Separate your hair in two parts (back and front).
  2. Make a little bun in the middle of your head and let the rest of your hair out. Keep 2 extra pieces of hair to make your braids (thickness depends on how much extra hair you leave out.)
  3. Create 2 braids in the front part of your head and add 2 clips or rubber bands to seal the braid.

2. Mini Braids

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Why I love this style:

This is perfect for a low-maintenance look with a low tension hairstyle that requires very little talent and is perfect for many hair types. You want to make sure your hair is free of tangles and don’t forget to twist the ends of hair around your finger for curly ends. You can always add accessories to level up the style a bit.

Here's a video on how to get this look.

3. Cornrows

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Why I love this style:

This is one of my go to hair styles! Doing this look is extremely easy and will always go with any outfits especially your quarantine pajamas! I choose 4 braids because it’s easy and neat for me but you can always do more!

Here's a video on how to get this look.

4.Two Sleek Jumbo Braids

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Tips for achieving this look:

To get the most out of this style, start out with stretched dry hair and braid your natural hair first before attaching the braiding hair like how I did in the video! This is a perfect get up and go style!

Here's a video on how to get this look.

5. Passion Twists

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Love this style? Watch this video to get the look.

6. Braided Frohawk

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Tips for achieving this look: Although it seems intimidating to do yourself, it’s a lot easier than you may think. The rubberband/crochet method makes it very beginner friendly. My biggest tip would be to remember that when crocheting the hair in, be sure to never loop your actual hair through When creating the base knot to avoid tangling (you’ll see a better visual/explanation of that in the video.)

How to achieve this look:

  1. Start by washing and conditioning your hair.
  2. To style, cornrow your hair upward on both sides leaving out the ends.
  3. With your leave out, you can create a twist out on your natural hair or add clip-ins or crochet hair.

7. Jumbo Box Braids

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Tips & tricks for achieving this style :

  1. Use gel or edge control to manage flyaway hairs.

We all know how difficult styling your own hair can be, especially doing it on your own. I use Murray’s Edge wax on each section of my hair before I braid to keep all hairs together for a perfected look.

Here's a video on how to get this look.

8. Half Up/Half Down Braid Out

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Use your favorite gel or edge control to tame your baby hairs.

Here's a video on how to get this look.

9.Halo Braid

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Why I love this style: This Halo Braid is one of my favorite styles! It’s super easy to do and can be worn for a few days without having to restyle. It’s stylish and is a great way to keep hair out of your face and neck.

Here's a video on how to get this look.

10. Rope Braid

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How to achieve this look:

  1. Dampen your hair.
  2. Isolate the front section and tie a ponytail.
  3. Twist the front isolated section sideways and secure it with a pin.
  4. Split your ponytail into 2 parts.
  5. Make it a neat braid and pull it to the back.

Here's a video on how to get this look.

11. Flat Twist Braids

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Tips for achieving this look:

Use your favorite moisturizer and castor oil to help keep your protective style conditioned. Braid your hair down from the root to the ends. Keep your parts nice and clean. Use edge control at the root of your hair throughout your braiding for a clean and polishe braid. Add more hair with each rotation,use a wide toothed comb between each section and be patient.

Here's a video on how to get this look.

12. French Braids

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How to achieve this style:

  1. Split your hair into two parts and tie the excess hair.
  2. Detangle your hair using your favorite moisturizer.
  3. Divide the side into 3 parts and start braiding from the top, don’t forget to include the small pieces.
  4. When you get to the bottom, braid your hair to the end and seal it with a rubber band or clip.
  5. Use your favorite gel or edge control to tame your baby hairs.

Here's a video on how to get this look.

13. Criss-cross Flat Twists

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How to achieve this look :I did this style on blow dried hair. To get the loose fluffy curls in the pony tail I put three braids in for a few hours and then took them down to create this look.

Here's a video on how to get this look.

14. Criss-cross mini braids and puff

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How to achieve this look:

  1. Part your hair in the 1/4 front, brush it out, and moisturize the ends.
  2. If you can’t braid your hair, use flat twists, make sure they are tight!
  3. Use about ¾ of a section and create a parted design in the shape of a triangle.
  4. Pull your edges out, you will lay them down at the end.
  5. Create bigger sections with the remaining pieces and get funky with, incorporate different designs.
  6. The goal is to twist the sections with enough remaining pieces for your puff at the end.
  7. Repeat on the opposite side.
  8. When you are done, use water/moisturizer to finger comb the puff and volumize it.

Here's a video on how to get this look.

15. 2 Stich Braids With Curly Ends

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How to create this look:

  1. Start by separating your hair into two sections and using edge control and gel on your hair.
  2. You can either start feeding in any extension to your braid or braid your down naturally.
  3. Incorporate gel as your braid your hair to maintain the style.
  4. Give yourself some length at the ends and tie down your braids with a rubber band or accessory.
  5. Moisturize the ends and add accessories.

Here's a video on how to get this look.

What has been your go-to DIY style this season? Let us know in the comments below!