60 Knotless Braid Hairstyles Suitable for Black Women in 2024

Are you wondering what knotless braids hairstyles are? Well, knotless box braids are a kind of box braids without knots that start with your natural hair with extensions braids woven in to it.

This style is pain-free and does not cause tension on the surface of the scalps. Knotless box braid is a protective style that due to the absence of the knots is so gentle on your head and hair.

There are so many varieties of braids in the market and the options are increasing every day! If you have a soft spot for braids then we can guarantee you that you will never run out of options!

However, with so many choices again it can get confusing which one you wish to acquire! Today we are going to discuss box braids, and knotless braids, and the basic difference between the two! Let us have a look at them, shall we?

How Are Knotless Box Braids Different From Box Braids?

To create a traditional box braid, you need a knot to fix the braid at a point. This puts a lot of tension on the scalp due to the weight of the faux hair. Whereas in the case of black girl knotless braids, natural hair is used to begin the processing of braids. Then gradually the faux locs are inserted, woven and extended up to the length you wish to acquire.

The absence of knots in knotless braids for women makes it a pleasurable and relaxing experience since the process is completely pain-free.

However, box braids are not bad at all! Although the process of getting them done is different, it is still a popular choice.

All you need to do is speak to your stylist and ask them to not make the knots too tight and you are bound to enjoy this experience as well.

How to Get Knotless Box Braids?

  • First, you have to ensure that your original hair is moisturized and the scalp is clean.
  • You will need two to three packs of bundles of faux hair to get the braids done properly. Depending on the length you wish to acquire, the number of packs can be varied.
  • Freetress water wet packs are also needed when you are opting for the curly Boho fashion.
  • At last, you will need some mousse to keep your hair intact and frizz-free.

Knotless Braid Protective Hairstyles 2024

1) Boho Knotless Braids

The chic charm of the Boho Knotless braids is simply unparalleled! The length of the braids is their specialty. Even with such a long length these knotless braids give minimal stress to your scalp. You can make a high bun, space bun or half up half down style out of it depending on your mood and occassion!

Boho Knotless Braids
Boho knotless braids hairstyles 2024

2) Black Knotless Braids: Easy Braids with Curls

If you are looking for a new way to style yourself then here is a brand new look knotless box braids with curls that you are truly going to find admirable! The easy braid design with curls is such an excellent idea to indulge in.

Less stress means a healthy hair and no fear of damage to your scalp. We highly recommend this classic style.

Easy Braids with Curls
Black girl knotless hairstyles

3) Small Knotless Box Braids Updo

This protective style is easy on hair without compromising on your style! THis style combines high bun with small knotless which are not tightly woven to your natural hair giving less stress.

You can add clips and other accessories as per your preference. There is no limit to the creativity once you have got knotless braid updo hairstyles.

Small Knotless Box Braids Updo
Small Knotless hairstyles with Updo

4) Mid-Large Knotless Braids for Black Women

This mid-large waist length knotless braids is so simple and beautiful! This is a classic. You can style it as you like it. The mid-large knotless box braids are easy to make and take less time to install.

Mid-Large Knotless Braids
Black Girl Knotless Braids Hairstyles

5) Easy Knotless Braids for Black Women

This bohemian knotless braid gives you a look of confidence and charm! This style is easy to handle. Such a brilliant idea it is indeed!

Easy Knotless Braids

6) Soft Boho knotless braids

How can we miss out on the soft Boho knotless braids that are absolutely extraordinary! Be ready to be smitten by the end results.

Soft Boho knotless braids
Black Girl Knotless Braids

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7) Short Braids

The chic and sassy braids are short in length and so easy for one to maintain! Matching with all outfits, you should definitely try it out if you have natural hair of short length! What a wonderful one to check out this season. This style will definitely for you if you have a sensitive scalp!

Short Braids

8) Goddess Knotless Braids

If you wish to do something out of the box then the combination of golden locs with black is the most amazing idea ever! Goddess knotless style will look great whatever may be the occasion. You don’t need much to do with this. No need to add any accessories and you’re ready for your date!

Goddess Knotless Braids

9) Medium Boho knotless braids

We are absolutely a fan of the elegant medium Boho knotless braids! Get ready to be the center of attraction with this wonderful idea right here for you to emulate this season! This style has a casual vibe to it.

Medium Boho knotless braids

10) Knotless Braids with French Curls

This gorgeous style with French curls will surely grab eyeballs! French curls add a lot of oomph and I am sure your date won’t be able to take his eyes off you!

11) Classic Knotless Braids with Curls

We have come up with the classic knotless braids! If you are a fan of braids but wish to avoid the pain during installation then this is the best choice indeed. This looks so seductive if done right.

Classic Knotless Braids with Curls
Classic Knotless Braids with Curls

12) Passionate Twist

Add a twist to your life with these braids! Take the blonde shade for highlighting and the idea turns out to be an extraordinary one after completion. Trust us you will be compelled to get it again and again.

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13) Large Boho braids

The knotless braids are the easiest to maintain and such an amazing idea when you have sensitive skin. This is a bohemian version with a casual air about it. It is particularly suited if you’re doing to a club on a weekend. Expect very steamy things on your date! We are sure you will like this too! So get it done today!

large knotless braids black girl
Large Knotless Braids Black Girl

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14) Yellow Faux Knotless Box braids

Yellow braids makes for an eye-popping protective style. Yellow is an excellent color if you want t stand out of the crowd. The shade of the color you chose should complement your skin tone.

15) Knotless Braids with Curly Ends

This large knotless braid hairstyles with curls at the ends is a must-have this season! Curls combined with blonde makes it such a head turner. The best part? You hair wont get damaged and you don’t need to color your hair.

Knotless Braids with Curly Ends
Large knotless braids with curls

16) Blonde Knotless Braids

This style is bold and hugely popular. This trend is catching on in 2024.

Blonde Knotless Braids

17) Endless Jumbo braids

The effortless beauty of the endless jumbo braids will completely sway off their feet! Beautiful and elegant, you must get this done for yourself too! The idea is truly a one-of-a-kind choice that you should not miss out on. So shall we get it done today?

Endless Jumbo braids

18) Medium Gypsy Braids

These gypsy braids are remarkably impressive. This casual yet bewitching style is surely eye-catching.

19) Ombre braids

We are absolutely in love with the ombre colored braids which you should definitely give a try! What a fantastic idea it is to indulge in! The ombre braids are subtle and that makes them ideal for every age group.

Ombre braids

20) Blazing Red Braids

You will love the idea of the blazing braids! Gorgeous and tied into a top knot, what a fascinating one it is to try out this summer season. You want attention? You will get it with this style definitely. There is no way that you wont be the talk of the party with this daring hair do.

21) Long Box Braids

How can you miss out on the long and smooth box braids? Graceful and fabulous! If you wish to try out a protective hairstyle with long length then it is the best one to indulge in.

Long Box Braids

22) Large Knotless Box Braids

These large knotless box braids are easy and fast to have! Large box braids take less time to install. So if you’re in a rush then this style is one to go for!

Large Knotless Box Braids

23) Burgundy Knotless Braids

The Boho knotless braids in burgundy color make you look like a diva! You should definitely follow this idea which leaves one with flawless beauty! Burgundy color is one of the most popular hair color. So shall we try it out then?

24) Knotless Bairds with Space Buns

We have come up with another look called the braids with space buns! The length of the braids and then two space buns are the highlights of this hairstyle that you must try out.

25) Knotless braids with Black Rubber bands

You can use this protective style with black rubber bands. This one is very popular with school girls and why not? The criss-cross pattern gives it a unique look.

26) Knotless Ombre Passion Braids

These passion braids with ombre are a must try if you want to catch attention. Ombre look can be given using different colored faux hair for the various sections. Start with darker shade and weave them with lighter shade as you go down. Choose the colors according to your skin tone and facial features.

27) Box Braid with Passion Twists

This is another version of box braids. This is surely very different and perfect for those who want keep their braids small.

28) Curls and Semi-braids

The brilliance of the curls and the semi-braids is something that will catch your attention at a glance! Ideal for you then do not wait anymore and get them done! Go hurry for this style with carefree and seductive vibes!

29) Blonde and Black Box braids

Here is another brilliant idea where we have tried to combine two different shades and guess what? The black and blonde knotless braids turned out to be a huge success! Do not believe us?

Blonde and Black Box braids
Black and blonde knotless braids (hairbynyaaa)

30) Medium Curly Knotless Braids

If you wish to maintain the length of your hair to be short as they are easy to handle.

31) Short Knotless with beads

This flaming red short knotless bairds with beads is fresh take! Beads allow to experiment according to your mood. Try different kind of beads – material or color.

32) Natural Small Box Bairds with transparent beads

Another beaded knotless small box style with stacks of transparent beads at the end of your bairds.

33) Relaxed Curly Knotless Box braids in burgundy

This is a great style for afropaty! It gives off a feminine energy along with the freedom to style your hair in many different waves.

34) Curls and Braids Goddess Combo Knotless Braid

The brilliance of the curls and bridal are something that is dominating the fashion market these days!

35) Small Bohemian Knotless

Here is another way to acquire the classic Bohemian knotless braids! Pretty and lovely, this will suit everyone and every outfit! So what are you waiting for? Get it right away!

36) Knotless Braids with Colorful Beads and Clips

Black girls knotless braids with beads and clips is perfect for small girls and women who want to be whacky sometimes!

37) Two Strand Twists Knotless Braids

How graceful as well as cool are these two strand twisted braids! Your boy will be delighted with this hairstyle that you get for them! Let them flaunt it in front of their school friends.

38) Elegant curls with braids

Do you have a wedding party to attend this season or are you the bride itself? Well, then there is nothing better than the elegant curls and braids that wait for you right here!

39) Box Braids in two shades

The box brands in two shades are exotic. Easy to make and taking only a couple of hours, the two shades blend well and confer you with a look of flawlessness.

40) High Knot in blonde

The high knot in blonde is the hairstyle that you need! This protective style offers you the scope to indulge in the braids pattern which is so stylish indeed!

41) Black and Red Combo

The classic shade of black and red in braids is wonderful and you should not miss out on it! This style is magnificent for all skin tones.

42) Stunning Purple Knotless Braids

This purple knotless box braids is absolutely stunning! The box braids are easy to create and you do not have to spend a whole day at the salon behind them!

43) Extra long knotless braids

The extra-long knotless braids are so exotic that the moment you lay your eyes on them you will be compelled to try them out! What a magnificent idea it is! So shall we then go for it?

44) Halfup and Half down High Bun Knotless Baird

High bun with a variation of half up and half down.

45) Jumbo Knotless Braids

The jumbo knotless braids are fabulous. Slender and smooth, this is a great one for the braid-lovers. The curls with braids are amazing and you will surely fall in love with this one.

46) High Pony Knotless Braid

This high pony knotless braid is cool and trendy!

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47) Medium Length Knotless Braid with Ribbon

Cute and neat knotless braid with ribbon is perfect for young and old alike!

48) Golden Braid and Curls

The Golden bairds and curls are a fabulous idea if you dream of looking like Disney Princesses! Thank us later for this amazing suggestion right here! Shall we try it out then?

49) Waist-length Boho Knotless Braids with Peek-a-boo Purple

You can give a peek-a-boo effect with the purple braid amidst the long and smooth black braids extending up to the waist.

50) Accessorized Knotless Braids

These accessorized knotless braids add style and pizzazz with a lot of accessories and jewels.

51) Short Knotless braid with golden highlight

This short knotless braid style with golden highlight is fuss-free yet not short on style.

52) Gold and Black Interlaced Style

This style is simple and classic yet stylish.

53) Pink Knotless Box Braid

This pink knotless braid style is totally girl!

54) Black and White Box Braid

Black and white box braid are eye-catching! Definitely..one of my favorites.

55) Green Small Box Braids

A different style totally… green color looks out-of-the-league!

Green Small Box Braids
Knotless Braids Styles with Color (braids_by_deedy)

56) Heavily Accessorized Space Buns

This heavily accessorized space buns are suitable for young black girls!

57) Double Front Pony Tail

This double front pony tail is a new take on goddess braid. This style is so eclectic that we have fallen in love with look! It looks retro in a cool way.

58) Knotless Braid with Pink Bow for Black kids

This style is so cute!

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59) Yellow and Purple Knotless Box Braid

Yellow and purple knotless box braid is is simply spectacular to say the least!

60) Black and Red Boho Braids

This style is specifically very catchy and different.

61) Brown and Pink Knotless Braids

Brown and Pink Knotless Braids
Brown and Pink Knotless Braids (k_beautystylist)

62) Tribal Braids with Knotless

This tribal knotless braids with blonde and black braids looks stunning.

tribal braids with knotless
Tribal Braids with Knotless (braidsby_liaa)

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What are the main differences between Box Braids and Knotless Braid Styles ?

The main point of difference lies in the fact that box braids are made by creating a knot and then proceeding with the designs. On the other hand, knotless braids are made by starting with the original hair strands and then extending with the faux locs.

Another major point of difference is the fact that knotless braids are gentler on the skin whereas box braids are a little harsher compared to the former.

1) Installation technique

There are different ways in which you can create box braids and knotless braids.

The knotless braids give a natural look as they are made by blending original hair with faux locs. On the other hand in the case of box braids, an extension is added around the base and then a knot is created to hold them intact.

2) Versatility

Box braids are a protective style that is very difficult to style any other way! There are no modifications that you can make as the knots are made tightly. In the case of knotless braids, you do not have to worry about any kind of styling as they are done easily without any hassle because the braids are considerably loose and easy on the roots.

If you have to make any changes to the box braids then you have to wait for one or two weeks for them to naturally loosen up near the scalp and then modify the style accordingly to ease the pain.

3) Duration of installation

The duration of getting braids is what the clients find the most annoying segment of the whole affair! Knotless braids take about four to eight hours to get done completely! This is because the process of acquiring them is very technical and involves patience.

On the other hand, you can get the box braids easily done within one to three hours! Time-wise, the latter is an easier option so if you are tight on schedule choose your preference accordingly. Box braids are a quick-fix solution to the time crunch that you are facing.

4) Affect on the scalp

Everyone has a different quality of scalp! Some are normal while some react differently to styling or treatment! The ones with sensitive scalps should go for the knotless braids which are so gentle on the skin. There is no pull or stretch and you still look flawless and gorgeous with the braids.

During the process of making the knotless braids, one does not feel the pain at all! The synthetic braids are attached way below and away from the scalp and so they are protected from any chemicals at all.

On the other hand, if we talk about box braids, they are relatively more painful and can irritate the skin resulting in bumps and itchiness in the case of some of the clients. This is because the braids are made very close to the surface of the skin and cause pull and tension on the scalp.

So if you are given a choice to select between the two types of braids you should select them based on your skin type and sensitivity.

5) Hair damage and breakage

It is safe to say that a traditional box braid is going to cause more wear and tear than the knotless option! This is because under immense tension and pull the hair may break from the roots or get loosened.

In the case of knotless braids, the friction is reduced and hence less breakage of hair is what you may expect. If not maintained properly or the box braids are poorly made then they lead to a situation called traction alopecia. This occurs due to constant pulling and pressure on the hair surface.

On the other hand, the knotless braids keep the edges intact which is not so in the case of the box braids.

6) Price Difference

Box braids are easier to get installed and take much less time! As a result, the price of acquiring box braids is much less than knotless ones. To complete the process of designing knotless braids, you shall be needing at least four to eight hours while in the case of the latter, it only takes about one to three hours.

Edge control, gel and other products used in the process of making the knotless braids enhance the price of this service. While the box braids can be done within $50 the knotless braids may cost up to $130.

If you are tight on budget then the box braids are ideal but if you wish to invest in good hair health then there is nothing better than the knotless braids.

7) Looks

The knotless braids look completely natural and give a seamless appearance. Since they are made partially with the original hair strands, they give a more natural and realistic appearance than box braids. There are knots made at the end of the box braids which makes it pretty evident that they are not real.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are knotless braids long-lasting?

Knotless braids are long-lasting and if you take proper care of them then the locs can last up to six weeks. It depends completely on the maintenance which determines for how long the braids are going to stay intact.

Are Knotless braids a better option?

If your scalp is soft and tender then knotless braids are a great option as it does not cause any tension on the surface of the skin. You can have a soft scalp and yet be fond of braids! You can acquire them easily in the form of knotless braids without causing any pain or strain on the roots.

How long does knotless braids take to be styled?

Well, it depends! Knotless braids take about five to six hours to get done with perfection. So do not keep any prior appointments for the day if you are going to the parlor to get braids.

How much does knotless braids?

You will be needing about $250-300 to get the knotless braids done from any proper and reputed parlor.

What is the secret behind getting clean and knotless braids?

The secret behind creating tidy and knotless braids at home or as a professional for clients is making the sections properly. Use a proper hair gel or jam to create clean sections. You should have a rattail comb and a shine and jam to smoother the roots.

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