Hair braiding has long been a tradition in the Black community as well as a bonding experience between mothers, sisters and cousins. Braiding takes times and it often hurts, but the end result is worth it. African braiding styles are very unique and creative. They can be styled in varies ways, you can experiment with different colors with out the commitment of dying your own hair. Braids can be styled with headbands, barrettes, turbans and so on. Below you will find 20 different types of braids worn by African-American women and Africans all over the world.