Easy knotless braids on the scalp. They are, in fact, traditional box braids but without the knots near the roots that are used to anchor extensions firmly with the natural hair.
Instead, the synthetic strands are gradually fed in lengthwise, resulting in smooth braids that lie flat on the head. So if you’re looking for a protective hairstyle that’s least likely to damage your mane, try these no-knot braids with curly ends to look like a queen in no time.
Knotless box braids with curly ends
Leaving the ends wild and curly is the latest twist to these protective, no-knot box braids that have taken over the internet for a while.
1. Long golden brown knits
The best thing about knotless braids is that they allow you to go as long as you want while rocking the brightest colors without using even a drop of chemical dyes.
Try these golden brown knits with matching jumbo square pieces.
Recreate this asymmetrical hairstyle by carving a deep side part when installing the braids. You can pin your feed braids back on one side or replace them with permanent shapes instead.
Wrap the ends around flexible rods and dip them in hot water to achieve the most beautiful curls.
3. Ombre braids in a high ponytail
Experimenting with loose braids and curly ends but not trying an ombre look? Unfair!
Create a black-to-blonde gradient using matching synthetic extensions and flaunt your tresses with a super high ponytail that flares out over your shoulders.
4. Orange braids + bun half up
Vibrant hair colors look flattering on dark skin tones and here’s an example to prove it. Look like a rock star with bright orange braids and wrap them in a half up bun.
Leave those curly ends poking out for a “don’t care” vibe.
5. Chunky knotless braids with bangs
Chunky braids without a knot look amazing as long as they don’t overload the scalp.
Save the bangs to frame the face in the front using extensions that match your natural hair tone. Decorate the knits with metallic cuffs for a boho-chic touch.
6. Long curly ends with electric blue streaks
Turn your knotless box braids with curly ends into a one-of-a-kind hairstyle by opting for extra long curly ends with shorter braids instead of going the opposite way.
Opt for a pair of bright electric blue knits among the blacks at the front for a pop of color around the face.
7. Snall Feed-In Braids + Earloop Highlights
Use a lot of hair mousse when braiding the hair to end up with fine, smooth braids and minimal frizz. Cut out perfect box-like sections for a fun looking geometry on the scalp.
Add chunks of blonde around the ears and at the back as well to mimic earlobe highlights that won’t be overlooked.
8. Twist bob with coily ends
Unknotted three-strand braids look attractive for sure, but two-strand twists are just as popular.
Rock a classic bob with a side part and layer the curly ends at different lengths to avoid a blunt look. The finer the sections, the more natural your twists will appear.
9. Cute heart braids regardless
Heartbreaks have their place. Use mismatched extensions to make these love symbols stand out more above your ears.
For remaining hair, go for triangle braids with fuzzy curly ends, and flaunt your fresh braids with a classic half updo.
10. Half up half down braids
Instead of going for the usual long braids without one-length knots, layer them with the shortest pieces that frame the face.
The light brown synthetic strands are ideal for taking a break from your natural black tops while a half knotted ponytail will never disappoint!
11. Dip-dyed curly ends
Make sure your curly ends stand out from a distance by adding faux hair in any shade of your choice to the ends only while keeping the rest of the braids natural.
The result will be a painted mane that is sure to drop some jaws.
12. Elegant micro braids
Speaking of natural looking, these shiny no-knot braids with curly ends just look like thick chunks of regular hair.
It takes a lot of time to weave the braids while adding the extensions little by little to maintain an even width throughout. But the hard work definitely pays off!
13. Red pop off
Red and black make the hottest color combination. Spice up your black feed braids by adding bright red chunks around the face only. You can also combine them above the nape to get peekaboo highlights.
Pull out some curls to accentuate the face with a knotted half ponytail that sits just behind the hairline.
14. Burgundy gradient braids
Bordeaux works wonders on chocolate skin tones. Stay on the darker side by seamlessly incorporating some of those reddish-brown strands while braiding your black tops.
Amp up your look by adding curls of varying heights. Although the gradient is slight, it will not go unnoticed!
15. Messy jumbo top knot
Loose braids with curled ends are called goddess braids for a reason. They surely make you one!
Use curly braided hair and pull out fine tendrils lengthwise with curled ends. Make a style statement by mixing the hot mess into an oversized top knot bun.
16. Multicolored braids
Add dimension to your boring locks by choosing different shades of brown and blonde to create a multi-toned mix of braids and curls.
Skip the curly ends for a change and alternate fully braided braids with loose wavy pieces. You won’t regret it!
Loose braids with curly ends look natural thanks to the technique of blending the extensions smoothly along. Although these braids are weightless and painless compared to knotted box braids, extra care is needed or else frizz can develop quite quickly near the roots.