In 2016, Beyonce reignited a protective hairstyle!
She released her album “Lemonade,” which started the lemonade braids trend. This hairstyle, empowering black women all over the world, is fashioned with side-swept cornrows. Lemonade braids have been around for quite a while and were called side braids. But after the release of her song “Formation,” black women took to the internet sharing their versions of these lemonade braids.
If you are eager to learn how to achieve this style and get some inspiration for creating stylish lemonade braids of your own, keep reading!
Before You Get Started
Depending on the creative pattern of choice, lemonade braiding can take between 5-7 hours.
These braids can last up to 4 weeks with proper care and maintenance.
Maintenance includes covering your hair with silk wraps before bed every night and avoiding heat styling.
Washing 1-2 times per month makes the braids last longer.
Your hair and scalp will need 1-2 weeks of restorative break between braids.