10 Best Plait Hairstyles for Men with Images

Plait Hairstyles for Men: Plaits commonly known as braid is not a new type of hairstyle, historic discovers suggests that braids date back to 3500BC in African culture. Braids were a symbol of marital status, age and tribe from where the person belonged, now with time and power of internet braids became a trending hair-style amongst various communities all across the globe. Nowadays braids as a men hairstyle has also become socially acceptable and very popular because of its culture importance.

How to Get Plaits?

Gets braids is not as easy as it seems, length and strength of hair is a pre-condition to pull this certain kind of hairstyle. The interested party must keep the following points in mind before opting for braids: –

  1. Length- minimum hair length should not be less than 4 inches and for ideal braid a minimum of 5 inches hair is required.
  2. Thickness- hair should be thick and strong enough, if not then use coconut oil for some time before getting braided.
  3. Type of braids- usually one should avoid tight braiding as it causes damage to hair as well as the scalp, therefore always opt for loose braiding as it looks denser and doesn’t affect the scalp
  4. Care- proper care should be given to hair, use of dry shampoo which doesn’t deprive hair of their natural oils and use of good conditioners to provide thickness to hair should be used.

How to Style Plaits?

Men should seek help the first time from a professional or someone experienced, but you can give it a try yourself. Follow the enumerated points below to enjoy the braid hairstyle: –

  1. Conditioning- Before starting off, just wash your hair and then towel damp them.
  2. Comb- Now precisely comb your hair and make sections/parts.
  3. Start braiding- Take three sections put the left one over the middle section and then right one over the middle, keep repeating.
  4. Tie them together- Ultimately when you are done with braiding and are out of hair, secure the braid with a band, or hair tie.
  5. Neat ends- Use a bobby pin to secure the remaining hair, so that the braids look sharp and clean. Enjoy your new hair style.

Some of the hairstyles are mentioned below which can also help your decide your favourite look.

10 Plait Hairstyles for Men

#1: Center Plait with Manbun

Centre Plait with Manbun
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Things you need-

  • A Pair of Scissors
  • A Comb
  • Hair Wax or Hair Mousse
  • Rubber Bands
  • A set of Clippers

How to Style-

  • To get this look you will have to grow your hair for two to three months.
  • Take the hair towards the crown and braid them into a plait.
  • Then, tie the braided hair and the remaining loose hair into a bun at the back of the head.

#2: Under Cut Boy Plaits

Under Cut Boy Plaits
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Things you need-

  • A Pair of Scissors
  • A Comb
  • Hair Wax or Hair Mousse
  • Rubber Bands, Pins
  • A set of Clippers

How to Style-

  • To master this look you will have to grow your hair for two to three weeks.
  • Divide the hair into two sections, i.e. upper half and the lower half.
  • With the help of a set of clippers remove the hair from the lower half section of the hair.
  • Then, braid the other half into a single or multiple plait and make a bun on the top of the head.

#3: Lower Plait with Top knot

Lower Plait with Top knot
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Things you need-

  • A Pair of Scissors
  • A Comb
  • Hair Wax or Hair Mousse
  • Rubber Bands
  • A set of Clippers

How to Style-

  • To get this look you will have to grow your hair for two to three months.
  • Divide the hair into two sections the upper half and the lower half.
  • Then, start braiding the hair into an upward plait starting from the nape of the neck.
  • Tie the braid and the remaining section of hair into a knot at the top of the head.

#4 Side Plait with Half up Ponytail

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Things you need-

  • A Pair of Scissors
  • A Comb
  • Hair Wax or Hair Mousse
  • Rubber Bands
  • A set of Clippers

How to Style-

  • To get this look you will have to grow your hair for two to three months.
  • Take small portions of the hair from the sides of the head and braid them into small plaits.
  • Then, make a half up pony tail by leaving some loose hair on the lower half of the head.
  • And tie the plaits and the upper half section of hair into a pony tail.

#5: Cornrow Braids

Cornrow Braids
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Things you need-

  • A Pair of Scissors
  • A Comb
  • Hair Wax or Hair Mousse
  • Rubber Bands
  • A set of Clippers

How to Style-

  • To get this look you will have to grow your hair for three to four months.
  • Make multiple thin sections of hair.
  • Braid them individually into long straight downward plaits.

#6: All Over Plaits and Ponytail

All Over Plaits and Ponytail
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Things you need-

  • A Pair of Scissors
  • A Comb
  • Hair Wax or Hair Mousse
  • Rubber Bands
  • A set of Clippers

How to Style-

  • To get this look you will have to grow your hair for three to four months.
  • Make multiple thin braids all over the head.
  • Then, tie all the plaits into a pony tail with the help of a rubber band.

#7: Multiple Plaits

Multiple Plaits
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Things you need-

  • A Pair of Scissors
  • A Comb
  • Hair Wax or Hair Mousse
  • Rubber Bands
  • A set of Clippers

How to Style-

  • To master this look you will have to grow your hair for four to five months.
  • Take thicker sections of hair all over the head and braid them.
  • Then, take all the braids and make one long thick plait out of it.

Braids with Beard

Braids with Beard
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Things you need-

  • A Pair of Scissors
  • A Comb
  • Hair Wax or Hair Mousse
  • Rubber Bands
  • A set of Clippers

How to Style-

  • To get this look you will have to grow your hair for two or three months.
  • Grow your beard to a desired length.
  • You can either tie the braids into a bun or a pony tail.

Basic Long Plait

Basic Long Plait
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Things you need-

  • A Pair of Scissors
  • A Comb
  • Hair Wax or Hair Mousse
  • Rubber Bands
  • A set of Clippers

How to Style-

  • To get this look you will have to grow your hair for three to four months.
  • Then, Braid the hair into one simple long plait.
  • You can style it by parting the hair sideways from the front.
  • Side Braids with Manbun
Side Braids with Manbun
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Things you need-

  • A Pair of Scissors
  • A Comb
  • Hair Wax or Hair Mousse
  • Rubber Bands
  • A set of Clippers

How to Style-

  • To master this look you will have to grow your hair for four to five weeks.
  • Take small portions of hair from both the sides of the head.
  • Braid them into thin plaits.
  • Then, take the remaining hair and tie them into a high bun.

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