Goddess braids share a similar history with cornrows in that the styles can be traced back to the times of Ancient Africa. The Goddess braids of today made a huge resurgence in the 2000's.
Goddess braids have become a widely popular protective style in recent years. Goddess braids resemble thicker cornrows where the hair is braided closely to the scalp. The braids are typically more defined than regular cornrows.
The beauty of ethnic goddess braid hair is the artwork that goes into the various styles. When it comes to a goddess-themed look, parting your hair into a shapely design brings a whole new dimension to the style.
Goddess braids can be created using natural hair or hair extension. The style usually includes at least 2 braids in various designs. The ends of the Goddess braids can either be worn down or made into an up-do. Accessories, such as hair clips, can be added to the braids. Some women choose to mix Goddess braids and regular cornrows into one hairstyle for a trendier design.
Goddess braids can last a few weeks with proper care. Maintaining the style is similar to maintaining regular cornrows. The style is inexpensive and easy for beginners.