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45 Blonde Braided Hairstyles from Knotless Box to Faux Locs

If you’re in search of some fierce and flattering blonde braided hairstyles, then look no further. Whether you want to rock box braids or faux locs, cornrows or twists, experimenting with blonde braiding hair is an easy and eye-catching way to add some pizazz to your protective style.

45 Badass Blonde Braided Hairstyles for Black Women

While selecting the right shade of blonde can sometimes be a challenge for Black women, there’s no real need to worry about looking washed out. More often than not, blonde brings out the gold tones in our skin beautifully.

From platinum and honey, to strawberry and ash, there are more than enough options to ensure that your braided look turns out pretty badass.

So if you’re ready to make that melanin pop, scroll down for all the info and inspo you need to pick and mix shades like a blonde braided boss.

1. Small Knotless Three-Color Blonde Box Braids

Black woman wearing small knotless three-color box box braids in a high ponytail
IG: @karlatobie @ladiidread

Adding depth and dimension, a stunning three-color mix of blonde shades, takes these small knotless box braids to a whole other level.

2. Honey Blonde Goddess Braids

Black woman with natural hair wearing a half-up half-down honey blonde goddess braids protective style
IG: @deograciousdube

Loosely gathered at her crown, these gorgeous honey blonde goddess braids are absolutely divine.

3. Thigh Length Blonde Lemonade Braids

Thigh length ombre lemonade braids worn by a Black woman as a protective style
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As you’ll see, honey blonde is typically a hit with our complexion, and this long tribal lemonade braided look is no exception.

4. Blonde Straight-Back Ghana Braids

Black woman wearing blonde straight back Ghana braids as a protective style
IG: @veekeh_ben

Whether they’re straightforward straight-backs like the Ghana braids above or take the scenic route like the long, zig-zag cornrows below, buttery blonde is a bold shade that can work well if you have the confidence to carry it.

5. Long Blonde Zig-Zag Cornrows

Black woman wearing a long blonde zig-zag cornrows protective hairstyle
IG: @yemialade

6. Thigh-Length Blonde Cornrows

Thigh-length blonde cornrows worn as a protective style on a Black woman with natural hair
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It’s no secret that we love long braided hairstyles, as long as they’re relatively lightweight, so our feelings about this beautiful, blonde braided look are right on brand.

7. Thigh Length Honey Blonde Box Braids with Spiral Ends

Black woman wearing thigh length honey blonde box braids with curly ends
IG: @ghanabraidstyles

These long honey blonde box braids with spiral ends are literally perfection.

8. Boho Blonde Knotless Box Braids Bob

Boho blonde knotless box braids bob worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
IG: @pearlthestylist_

Platinum Water Wave hair can be a bold, but becoming choice, for a knotless box braided bob.

9. Blonde Ombre Lemonade Braids with Heart Design

Black woman wearing blonde ombre lemonade braids with a heart design as a protective hairstyle
IG: @duchess.braids

Complete with a super cute cornrow on the side, this mid-length three-tone mixed blonde lemonade braided hairstyle with a heart is ombre-lievable.

10. Sandy Blonde Box Braids with Wavy Ends

Black woman wearing sandy blonde box braids as a protective style
IG: @alissa.ashley

Small box braids with loose wavy ends look spectacular in sandy blonde.

11. Strawberry Blonde Box Braids

Strawberry blonde box braids worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
IG: @jessicapettway

Somewhere between strawberry blonde and rose gold, these box braids are absolutely exquisite.

12. White Blonde Fulani Braids with Beads

Black woman wearing a short white blonde Fulani braids bob hairstyle with beads

In a twist on more traditional tribal hairstyles, this brilliant white blonde bob with beads is a guaranteed head-turner.

13. Butt Length Blonde Senegalese Twists

Black woman wearing butt length blonde Senegalese twists as a protective style
IG: @jdivastyles

Long and luscious, sis is serving in these simple, but sexy thigh-length blonde Senegalese twists.

14. Long Blonde Ombre Fulani Braids

Long blonde Fulani braids worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
IG: @vanessamatsena

Blonde ombre hair can make an already lovely Fulani braided style, look extra fabulous.

15. Golden Blonde Medium Knotless Box Braids with Middle Part

Black woman wearing golden blonde medium knotless box braids with a middle part
IG: @jadeandjala

Our love of knotless box braids is well-documented, but this golden blonde version is something special.

16. Jumbo Blonde Pop Smoke Braids

Jumbo blonde Pop Smoke braids hairstyle
IG: @arielvscupcake_

Not only do jumbo styles mean less time in the braider’s chair, but styles like these blonde Pop Smoke braids prove that you can still kill the game with just a few.

17. Honey Blonde Box Braids with Ash Highlights

Black woman wearing honey blonde box braids with ash blonde highlights
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Ash highlights are the perfect way to make pretty honey blonde box braids pop.

18. Thigh Length Blonde Butterfly Locs in Two Low Ponytails

Black woman wearing long blonde butterfly locs in two low ponytails
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Push the limits of your butterfly locs looks with longer lengths and vibrant colors. Sure, most won’t be able to pull of thigh length platinum blonde pigtails, but they’re absolutely perfect for anyone who’s feeling adventurous.

19. Blonde Cornrow and Box Braided Lob with Beads

A blonde cornrowed and box braided lob worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
IG: @kersti.pitre

A blonde cornrowed lob with beads is a great style choice, no matter the shade.

20. Large Blonde Bohemian Knotless Box Braids

Black woman wearing large blonde bohemian knotless box braids
IG: @jpeddless

Cute and carefree, blonde bohemian knotless braids enable an effortless slay.

21. Chunky Mixed Blonde Box Braids

Black woman wearing chunky mixed blonde box braids as a protective style
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Why choose just one shade of blonde, when you can use several to create this chic, chunky look?

22. Mixed Blonde Box Braids

Black woman wearing mixed blonde box braids as a protective style
IG: @diamondalicia_

Mixing shades of blonde in each box braid is a simple way to add more flair to your final look.

23. Copper and Blonde Butterfly Locs

Black woman wearing copper and blonde butterfly locs as a protective style
IG: @jassl_

Sparse blonde lowlights give these copper butterfly locs an unexpected twist.

24. Blonde Goddess Tribal Braids

Long blonde goddess tribal braids hairstyle
IG: @ameliamonet

Looking every bit the blonde goddess, these tribal braids are undeniably gorgeous.

25. Honey Blonde Feed-In Cornrows

Honey blonde feed-in cornrows worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
IG: @roxannevanessa

When you prefer your color more on the subtle side, honey blonde straight-backs are a great way to still make sure you stand out.

26. Black and Blonde Ombre Box Braids

Black woman wearing black and blonde ombre box braids
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Black and blonde come together to create this ombre-lievable box braided look.

27. Black and Blonde Ombre Box Braids Wig

Ombre box braids wig worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
IG: @iammarybennett

Skip the stylist’s chair and opt for black and box braids in an instant, thanks to an amazingly realistic wig, in an awesome ombre mix.

28. Half-Up Black and Blonde Box Braids

IG: @thelondoncurls

No worries if you aren’t a fan of ombre. Explore using black and blonde in an intertwined blend instead.

29. Blonde and Copper Box Braids Ponytail with Curly Ends

Black woman wearing long blonde and copper box braids with curly ends in a ponytail with a scarf headband
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Long copper and blonde box braids with curly ends, are pulled back into a ponytail and wrapped with a scarf, for a cute, quick and chic look that’s perfect for summer.

30. Blonde Straight-Back Cornrows into Low Buns

Straight-back blonde cornrows in two low buns worn as a protective style on a Black woman with natural hair
IG: @shymsom

Opt for a pretty platinum shade and multiple buns to have more fun with your blonde braided hairstyle.

31. Greyish Blonde Box Braids High Ponytail

Black woman wearing greyish blonde box braids in a high ponytail
IG: @sharonn_i @zurihairstudio

Choosing an unexpected shade like greyish blonde is one of the easiest ways to elevate a box braided look.

32. Half-Up Thigh Length Knotless Blonde Box Braids

Half-up half-down knotless blonde box braids worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair

Time consuming for a timeless look, these knotless blonde box braids are worth every minute.

33. Butt Length Blonde Knotless Box Braids with Human Hair

Black woman wearing butt length blonde knotless box braids with human hair as a protective style
IG: @jadeandjala

Between the length, color and human hair ends, these knotless blonde box braids are chef’s kiss.

34. Blonde Medium Knotless Bohemian Box Braids

Black woman wearing blonde medium knotless bohemian box braids worn as a protective style
IG: @jadeandjala

If you’re already wearing your natural hair in a protective style like knotless box braids, gathering them into a high bun is a simple, but sophisticated switch from just letting them hang loose.

35. Blonde Soft Faux Locs

Black woman wearing a blonde soft faux locs hairstyle
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Despite how delicate they seem, blonde soft faux locs are pretty badass.

36. Side-Swept Honey Blonde Box Braids

Side-swept honey blonde box braids worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
IG: @jackieaina

From honey blonde to platinum, small to large, no matter the shade or size, you can’t go wrong with side-swept box braids.

37. Platinum Blonde Box Braids

Side-swept platinum blonde box braids worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair
IG: @jadelaurica

38. Half-Up Half-Down Blonde Passion Twists

Half-up half-down blonde passion twists worn as a protective style by a Black woman with natural hair

Ash blonde blends beautifully with her natural hair color, and is concentrated on the ends, giving these passion twists an awesome ombre-like effect we can’t get enough of.

39. Pink and Blonde Passion Twists

Black woman wearing pink and blonde passion twists
IG: @msjackyoh

Pale pink and blonde passion twists came together to create this super girly combo that’s undeniably gorgeous.

40. Platinum Blonde Boho Box Braids Messy Bun with Bangs

Platinum blonde boho knotless box braids worn in a high messy bun hairstyle with bangs
IG: @pearlthestylist_

Blonde boho knotless box braids in a high messy bun with bangs for the win.

41. Blonde Cornrowed High Bun

Black woman wearing a blonde cornrow hairstyle with triangle braids in a high bun
IG: @pearlthestylist_

A creative cornrowed high bun in a bronze creamy blonde make a killer combo.

42. Wavy Icy Blonde Faux Locs with Lowlights

Black woman wearing wavy icy blonde faux locs with lowlights as protective style
IG: @zaviamonet

Between the unique blend of colors and wonderfully wavy texture, these icy blonde faux locs are un-faux-gettable.

43. Blonde Box Braids with Loose Crimped Ends

Black woman wearing blonde box braids with loose crimped ends in a half-up half-down hairstyle

Loose crimped ends take already adorable blonde box braids up another notch in this half-up hairstyle.

44. Half-Up Half-Down Honey Blonde Box Braids

Black woman wearing honey blonde box braids in a half-up half-down hairstyle
IG: @emani.marie

It’s no secret that honey blonde box braids are a favorite, but this lovely half-up half-down hairstyle makes it easy to see why.

45. Ginger and Mixed Blonde Box Braids

Black woman wearing ginger and mixed blonde box braids as a protective style
IG: @nneunfiltered

With some braids being one color, others being ombre, and many having multiple colors mixed in, this look is figuratively and literally everything.

So while we don’t actually know if blondes have more fun, these braided hairstyles prove at the very least that blonde adds more flair.