40 Amazing Knotless Braids Styles For The Year

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Knotless braids are those amazing timeless braids you can’t get enough of. These braids are on the top of the list of the most popular protective hairstyles for natural hair, it has been around for a very long time and it happens to be a really versatile hairstyle you can try this year. A knotless braid is a hairstyle worth trying if you need a break from the constant styling of your natural hair.

Do knotless braids last long? Yes, knotless braids can between two to three months, however, this includes the right maintenance and it’s recommended to have it removed after a month or two to prevent hair damage.

With knotless braids, you have the instant flexibility to style and manipulate your hair whichever way you want which can’t be done with box braids.

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40 Amazing Knotless Braids Styles For The Year

Knotless braids are quite similar to box braids but knotless braids do not include the small knots that start at the base of traditional box braids. With winter on the horizon, you do need to think of protective styles to keep your hair from frizz. Hence, we have rounded up 40 amazing knotless braids styles for the year.

1. Grey Knotless Braids

Grey Knotless Braids
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The fun part about braids is how exciting they are and you don’t have to worry about hair breakage or it becoming rough in days. It’s a really cool hairstyle and there are just so many ways it can be styled. If you are up for a simple but really classy look then the grey knotless braid is perfect.

2. Square Pattern Knotless Braid

Square Pattern Knotless Braid
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The fun part of knotless braid is the pattern design and the exciting neat ways the lines are. This particular knotless braid style comes with curl tips to make it look even more interesting and classy.

3. Wine Extension Knotless Braids

Wine Extension Knotless Braids
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We are completely in love with this knotless braid hairstyle. It is an interesting hairstyle you can’t help but love. It keeps you from worrying about your edges.

4. Knotless Box Braids

Knotless Box Braids
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This overall look is quite sleek and it nicely compliments the hairstyle.

5. Trend Knotless Hairstyle

 Trend Knotless Hairstyle
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We must admit we are in love with this look. It’s the perfect definition of cool and classy.

6. Blonde Knotless Braids

Blonde Knotless Braids
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The unique burgundy colour tend to stand out in all kinds of braid hairstyle.

7. Big Knotless Braid

Big Knotless Braid
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Big and simple is just great if you hate spending hours sitting to get your hair fixed.

8. Shoulder Length Curly Knotless Braid

 Shoulder Length Curly Knotless Braid
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This is another extremely fashionable look you are sure to love. It is perfect for all kinds of occasion.

9. Short Knotless Braids

Short Knotless Braids
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Go for short knotless braids if you want to keep your hair off your shoulder.

10. Long Big Knotless Box Braids

Long Big Knotless Box Braids
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We all love long braids, they keep things fancy and allow us step out in style.

11. Cool Knotless Style

Amazing Knotless Braid
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Stay on the knotless braid trend. It is all glam and classy for all kinds of look you are trying to recreate.

12. Sectioning Braids

Sectioning Braids
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Sectioning braids are really amazing hairstyles for any hair type. They are really great if you want to give your hair a stylish makeover.

13. Box Braid Knotless

Box Braid Knotless
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Chunky knotless braids are simply amazing.

14. High Ponytail

High Ponytail
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If you are thinking of ways to style your knotless braids then ponytail is the way to keep it neat and tidy.

15. Gold Knotless Braid

 Gold Knotless Braid
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If you are up for the gold extension look then here is the perfect knotless braid hairstyle to try.

16. Medium Knotless Braids

Medium Knotless Braids
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A wine coloured knotless braid have a unique way of introducing you without you having to say a word. It is a really cool and classy extension for braids.

17. Lemonade Knotless Braid

Lemonade Knotless Braid
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Short and curl will do the trick just fine.

18. Bohemian Knotless Braid

Bohemian Knotless Braid
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Knotless braids with curls are really exceptional as well.

19. Tiny Gold Knotless Braids

Tiny Gold Knotless Braids
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Gold is that color you can’t help but find fascinating and it happens to be really fancy especially when it’s made with knotless braids.

20. Dope Knotless Braids

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Elegant is the perfect word for this overall look.

21. Space Knotless Braid

Space Knotless Braid
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Here is another version of knotless braid we are completely in love with. This braid hairstyle is really neat with visible lines to keep it from looking boring.

22. Really Long Knotless Braid

Really Long Knotless Braid
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This is what we call ”diva braid”. This is extremely long and fitting for all kinds of elegant flamboyant look.

23. Medium Jumbo Knotless Braids

Medium Jumbo Knotless Braids
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Simple is always perfect with knotless braids. Nothing overly dramatic or too much to weight your hair down

24. Goddess Knotless Braids

Goddess Braids
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Goddess braids are usually bigger than the traditional box braids and when plaited in knotless style can be a great protective hairstyle for any hair type. Adding accessories to it is the perfect way to show off your braids and creativity.

25. Cool Parted Knotless Braids With Loose Curls

Cool Parted Knotless Braids
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One of the most beautiful things about knotless braids is how they can be really long without hurting your scalp. Here is a long knotless braid if you are into long hairstyles, this is a style that won’t cause breakage to your hair and there are so many ways you can have it styled.

26. White Boho Braids In Half Up Do

White Boho Braids In Half Up Do
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White boho braid is one of the most popular braid hairstyles, they are easy to maintain. These braids are perfect if you want to keep it chic and breezy, there are so many ways colors can be incorporated into it.

27. Knotless With Braids With Purple Ends

Knotless With Braids With Purple Ends
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One of the most common ways to wear box braids is using two colored extensions. Black is usually at the top while any color can be used for the ends. This is a hairstyle with a timeless appeal and it’s really classy when packed in a bun.

28. Brown Knotless Braids

Brown Knotless Braids
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Brown is that color that helps keep things neutral and cool. The brown braid is a great choice if you are going for a style that highlights your facial features and keeps things cool.

29. Knotless Braids With Curls

Knotless Braids With Curls
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We all love curls and having them adorn the ends of your knotless braids comes with a classic appeal. Curly ends are often common in bohemian box braids but they really do look great with knotless braids and you just have to choose to go with defined curls or fluff them for a more exciting look.

30. Knotless Braids With Feeds

knotless Braids With Feeds
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Another fresh option to help you get classy braids is having feeds installed with them. This braid style allows you to get creative with the feeds

31. Ombre Knotless Box Braids

Tiny Knotless Box Braids
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A light Ombre braid gives you a unique and gorgeous look you can’t help but love which is why it’s the most popular braid color. Ombre knotless braids help flatter your best features.

32. Tiny Ponytail Knotless Braid

Tiny Ponytail Knotless Braid
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Another trending knotless braid style worth trying is the tiny knotless braids. This braid style takes longer to make compared to box braids but they are a great way to keep your hair healthy and free from damages.

33. Honey Blonde Knotless Braid

Honey Blonde Knotless Braid
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Honey blonde knotless braid is a huge trend that makes you stand out from the crowd.

34. Bob Knotless Braids

 Bob Knotless Braids
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Here is a bob knotless braid that takes less time to put in and they are not heavy on your scalp which makes them the ideal hairstyle if you don’t want to wear your natural hair down.

35. Pop Smoke Knotless Braids

Smoke Pop Knotless Braids
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The pop smoke with knotless braids is a tension free and long-lasting protective hairstyle for all hair types. Depending on your preferred size, it can be done using the feed-in method while braiding the hair to keep it simple.

36. Jumbo Knotless Braids

Jumbo Knotless Braids
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Jumbo braids are those box braids we can’t get enough of. A knotless jumbo box braid keeps your hair sturdy and prevents breakage even after getting rid of the braids.

37. Medium Jumbo Braids

Medium Jumbo Braids
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If you are not so into large jumbo box braids then you can go for the medium ones although they take longer to make but are just as sophisticated.

38. White Knotless Lock Braids

White Knotless Lock Braids
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If you are going for a look that stands out, we recommend fixing your knotless braids with white extensions. The locks take less time to fix than the large knotless braids and when done with yarn, they don’t feel that heavy.

39. Boho knotless Braids With Classic Square

Boho knotless Braids
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Give your knotless braids an upgrade with classic square instead of the triangle section.

40. Knotless Braids With Beads

Knotless Braids With Beads
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Beads are not just a way to accessorize your hair but they are great ways to take your knotless braids to the next level. They allow you to put a personalized finish to the ends of your braids and you can go for colorful beads for a more vibrant look.

Wrapping Up

Knotless braids are considered really fascinating option to traditional braids. They put less pressure and manipulation on your scalp which allows your hair to grow underneath it. There is less tugging on your hair with knotless braids however to stay on the safe side, above are knotless braids that are trending and are good for your edges.