Knotless Braids with Beads & How to Style Them

Knotless Braids with Beads & How to Style Them

Knotless braids with beads are a hot trend right now! In this article learn how to do knotless braids with beads and how to style them. Plus, we included 25+ hairstyle ideas to re-create this look on yourself!

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Supplies You Will Need

Here is a list of supplies you will need to do your knotless braids with beads.

  1. Pre-stretched braiding hair to add length to your natural hair.
  2. Rattail comb & sectioning clips to part your hair into neat sections.
  3. Edge control or gel to help slick down your hair and keep your braids neat.
  4. Beads to decorate your braids. Below is a list of where to purchase beads for your braids.
  5. Bead looper for loading the beads onto the braids quickly.
  6. Elastic bands to secure the end of each braid after putting on the beads.
  7. Mini scissors to trim any excess hair.
  8. 360 Mirror to help with parting your hair in the back of your head.

Best Beads for Braids

One of the best parts of styling your knotless braids is being able to choose your beads. There are lots of beads to choose from. To make it easier for you, we compiled a list of the best hair beads below. You can click on the on links to find out where to purchase.

Beads for Small to Medium BraidsBeads for Large to Jumbo Braids
African Print Beads
Black
Blue
Clear
Clear multi-colored
Glow-in-the-dark
Gold Cuffs
Green
Holographic
Hot Pink
Multi-Colored
Neon Green
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
Seashells
Silver Cuffs
Teal
White
Wooden Beads
Yellow
African Print Beads
Black
Clear
Gold Cuffs
Gold Mix
Holographic
Pink Mix
Purple
Silver Cuffs
White
Wooden






Here is a video tutorial showing you how to do knotless braids and add the beads to the ends.

How long this style lasts and how to care for your braids.

Knotless box braids will last 6 to 8 weeks when maintained properly. To care for your braids, make sure to wear a silk or satin bonnet at night to reduce frizz and prolong your hairstyle.

This is my favorite bonnet to wear when I have my knotless braids installed. It is designed for protective styles like braids and weaves. If you do not like to sleep with a hair bonnet, then another option is to sleep on a silk pillowcase.

Hair Bonnet for protective Styles

30+ Knotless Braids with Beads Hairstyles

There are a variety of ways that you can style for your knotless braids. Here are some photos to get your creative juices flowing!

Short Knotless Braids with Beads

Short black braids with clear beads.

Short Knotless Braids with Beads
@rainerhair_ok on Instagram

Shoulder-length braids with wooden beads.

Short Knotless Braids with Wooden Beads
@retrobraidsnyc on Instagram

Braided bob with peekaboo platinum blonde highlights.

Braided bob with platinum blonde peekaboo color
@michellestouchh on Instagram

Pink and black short knotless box braids.

Pink and black short knotless box braids
@kaaystyledit on Instagram

Short knotless box braids with clear beads and styled with a side part.

Short knotless box braids with clear beads
@tylershaircreations on Instagram

Short blue and black knotless braids with beads.

Short blue and black knotless braids with beads
@braided_by_mihlem on Instagram

Gorgeous shorter length braids with clear beads.

Gorgeous shorter length braids with clear beads
@braidplugldn on Instagram

Shoulder length braids with pink beads.

Shoulder length braids with pink beads
@topped_complete on Instagram

Short braids with wooden beads.

Short braids with wooden beads
@kee_nakia on Instagram

Medium Knotless Box Braids

Waist-length medium knotless braids with beads.

Long medium knotless braids with beads
@braidsbyaly_ on Instagram

Half and half colored braids.

Half and half colored braids.
@mc_hairbraiding on Instagram

Auburn braids styled in two ponytails.

Medium Knotless Box Braids
@dalima_ss on Instagram

Braids styled in a bun.

braids in a bun
@braidplugldn on Instagram

Pretty pink peekaboo braids.

Pretty pink peekaboo braids
@kaaystyledit on Instagram

Medium size braids with wooden tribal beads.

Medium size braids with wooden tribal beads
@chinomso__ on Instagram
Red medium sized box braids
@certifiedbellabeauty on Instagram

Jumbo Braids

Waist-length blonde braids with blue beads on the ends.

blonde braids with blue beads on the ends
@melsxbeautyhair on Instagram

Black jumbo knotless braids with beads.

Black jumbo knotless braids with beads
@braidsbyothisha on Instagram

Long blonde ombre braids with purple beads.

Long blonde ombre braids with purple beads
@jacqui_the_braider on Instagram

Long jumbo braids with wooden beads.

Long jumbo braids with wooden beads
@llil.blasian on Instagram

Large-size blonde braids with pink beads.

Jumbo blonde braids
@tmarieslays_ on Instagram

Extra large black box braids styled in two ponytails.

Extra large black box braids styled in two ponytails
@braidssasyoulikeit on Instagram

Black and red box jumbo box braids with curly hair.

Black and red box braids with curly hair
@moneekstyles on Instagram

Extra large braids with wooden beads.

Extra large braids with wooden beads
@jessmoniquethomas on Instagram

Red butt-length box braids with beads.

Red butt-length box braids with beads
@hairbypatrick_ on Instagram

Long jumbo knotless braids.

Long jumbo knotless braids
@braidnaturelle_ on Instagram

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