Raindrop Braids Are The Perfect Box Braid Upgrade For Summer

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The last time we caught a peek of raindrops in a stunning way was when Kim Kardashian attended the 2019 Met Gala in a dress by Mugler that appeared to be dripping with sparkling raindrops. Now picture it in braids!

This eccentric take on the typical braids would make for a great summer hairstyle.

Thanks to TikTok, this hairstyle has become a go-to for many, with the hashtag garnering over 4.3 million views. It’s not unexpected that, particularly in the beauty sector, the app has emerged as the preferred resource for naturals looking for fresh looks. It has proven to be a veritable gold mine for creative alternatives and designs that give the traditional braid style a fresh new look.

The look was first created by Maryland-based hairdresser Bethany Nche, and it is distinguished by translucent beads that are braided into the individual braids to give the impression of raindrops falling.

How To Achieve Them

Amencis Berquin, another hair content creator who tried the style on TikTok shows us how.


This is the raindrop braid💧tutorial (slower/ tlk threw version) cause Ik the last video was a little bit fast ❤️❤️ LMK if this was helpful #protectivestyles #raindropbraids #naturalhair #beadedbraid #braidingtutorial #braidswithbeads #naturalhairstyles #protectivestylesfornaturalhair

♬ Got ‘Til It’s Gone – Janet Jackson

As with other traditional braids you’ll need to care for your hair while wearing raindrop braids by regularly moisturizing and avoiding excessive pulling or tugging.

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Rock The Look

Raindrops are becoming fashionable for summer, creating a reflecting appeal and giving knotless braids a fresh feel. The original design was created using transparent beads, but there are other inventive ways to make raindrop braids your own.


Replying to @Gracia.maureen I’m seeing everyone try the raindrop braids now and I love it 😍😍😍 I did these in Lagos but can’t find anyone in LA that’s willing to do this 😭 any experimental braiders in So Cal? 👀 #fyp #raindropbraids #braidstyles #blackhair

♬ 3:45 – Onyiaka

Here are some of the best raindrop hairstyles to get you started on your own.

Colorful raindrop box braids


Space Buns


Subtle Touch


Medium Beads


Feathered Layered Raindrop Braids


Beaded Ends


Rainbow Drops


Jumbo Raindrop Braids

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