Protective Styles 101: Must-See Feed-In Braids

Jennifer Ford Jun, 19, 2018

Hair braiding is an art form, and like any craft, there’s always room to improve your technique. If you’re ready to step up your hair braiding game this season, then get familiar with feed-in braids: A method that creates an illusion of natural, thicker, and longer cornrows, by feeding synthetic hair into natural plaits.

This approach blends natural and synthetic textures seamlessly and protects the health of your edges by reducing tension along the hairline. If cornrows are your protective style of choice this summer, then this is one hack to master.

To see what feed-in braids look like IRL, take a look at the dope coiffures below.