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Solange Knowles’ Butt Length Braids: Would You Rock Them?

Avatar • Jul 17, 2012

While vacationing in Cape Cod Solange (aka one of our favorite naturalistas!) snapped photos of herself rocking butt-length braids while enjoying the sun and sea. It isn’t necessarily new, Solange has rocked super long braids before but she typically ties them into a topknot/bun. What do you think of the long, loose braids. Would you rock them?

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Stevie
8 years ago

I love these although I don’t think I would ever wear braids this long

Rachel R.
Rachel R.
8 years ago

I love this I use to wear long braids in my early 20’s, not so much now there too heavy on my head.

Sakeenah
Sakeenah
8 years ago

I had really long braids last summer and they would’ve been butt length if I could’ve afforded it. I know her braids are heavy, mine sure were. She’s alright, though, you learn to adjust.

Natalie
Natalie
8 years ago

No as nice as they look they are too long and therefore would take ages to do and would be heavy especially when wet.

In fact, after my last experience I am never going back to braids again, I missed my hair so much and having them put in and taking them out is too much like hard work for me.

Camille W.
Camille W.
8 years ago
Reply to  Natalie

I agree! I had braids put in once. They looked great, but it took the woman 9 hours to put them in, and it took me and my husband that long, working together, to take them out. Afterward, my hair was extremely dry. I’ve never done it again. I stick to twisting my own hair.

Candy
Candy
8 years ago

<3 Them! I would mos def rock these.

Candice
Candice
8 years ago

No. I would never wear braids this long. I would be too afraid of stressing my hair and having in break due to the weight. Hopefully one day my hair will just be really long and I’ll braid it. I’m done with fake hair.

Camille
Camille
8 years ago
Reply to  Candice

+1 !

Sandra
Sandra
8 years ago

I like the look; but I would not wear there. Too much tension on my edges when styling. The weight of the braids, when wet, would deter me from whereing that style.

Looks good on her…:-)

LBell
LBell
8 years ago

Not my thing but if she likes ’em, I love ’em…

Tiffany
Tiffany
8 years ago

I LOVE Solange and I think her super long braids are FLY!!! I wish I knew where I could get them done in NJ 😉

Inf
Inf
8 years ago

They look great on her. I personnally don’t like extentions that long, especially that thickness…like others were saying regarding the edges…I would be worried about the weight. I never go past my mid-back and they are always on the smaller side.

CassieJ
CassieJ
8 years ago

I absolutely love them! It looks so nice on her. So ethnic so nubian .:) I feel like getting them again!!

sam
sam
8 years ago

Those are very heavy. She should be careful or her hairline will start behind her ears.

Zenith
Zenith
8 years ago
Reply to  sam

so true

Landry
Landry
8 years ago

Those braids look good on Solange. I would not wear them for 2 reasons: my personal sense of style for one, and two the length is too long for me. I’m a petite girl, so braids that long would look ridiculous! Also, I am tender headed, and cannot imagine the strain of that much hair.

I do plan on getting kinky twists installed some time in the fall to mix it up, but they will be small (not micro) and about shoulder length.

Simsy
Simsy
8 years ago

They look nice. But way too heavy,they look as though they will tear out the sides of her head and leave her with a messed up hair line.

Lee
Lee
8 years ago

OMG!!! Are you serious? you guys sound like a bunch of old ladies. I’m sorry but it’s true! Yes she looks good with these braids and yes I would rock them myself. These long braids will soon contribute to why it is that I’m having so much going natural. I’m currently in the TWA phase and to kill time I’m having so much fun wearing my quick weaves and installs. I CAN’T WAIT FOR MY HAIR TO GROW LONG ENOUGH FOR THESE LONG BOX BRAIDS Solange is a hair favorite of mine and always has been(even when she had relaxed… Read more »

Shay
Shay
8 years ago
Reply to  Lee

+1. I love her. She is one of my hair crushes!!! CAUTE!!! lol. I want them but I don’t think I would get them that long. But it’s definetely gorg on her and her personal style is fab.

Landry
Landry
8 years ago
Reply to  Lee

Ummm, what does saying that the braids look heavy and that the style would cause too much tension have to do with sounding like an “old lady”?! That has nothing to do with how the style LOOKS, but how comfortable the style would be.

And if they’re too heavy then pull them up in a bun on top of your head duhhh!!”—-? Again, umm no! That would only cause more tension on your edges.

I love to have fun, but also like to protect my hair, edges, and scalp, and I don’t feel limited at all on styling options!

Lee
Lee
8 years ago
Reply to  Landry

like I said before I love box braids and to see so many negative responses to one of my fav hairstyles was actually quite shocking. And if you don’t get what I meant when I said you guys sound like a bunch of old ladies then oh well , because I don’t know how else to break it down to you. I take it you got offended huh ?? I’ve gotten long braids before and never did I experience any tension or breakage. When my braids felt heavy I threw them up in a bun. I’m not tender headed at all… Read more »

Landry
Landry
8 years ago
Reply to  Lee

No girl, not offended at all! This is a hair care forum, not life threatening, and not that serious, just a matter of opinion.

I’m simply pointing out that the majority of the people on the forum were pointing out the comfort level of the style, more so than how it looks. I personally think it looks great on her, but would be uncomfortable for me.

Oh and MANY women don’t like to protect their edges, hair, and scalp which is why you have so many women with damaged hair.

Best of look to you as well!

Miss Delish
Miss Delish
8 years ago
Reply to  Lee

Actually, if you go back and re-read the comments the vast majority are not negative at all and affirm she looks good with them. However, for the vast majority of people who live a different lifestyle they probably wouldn’t work because of the level of comfort. Fair point. Hair has to look good but also be workable for your day to day living. I would love to rock that style but I’ve had similar braids in the past and the weight and stress on my hair line was too much. Sure, you can pin them up but the question posed… Read more »

Lee
Lee
8 years ago
Reply to  Miss Delish

Lmao , why so serious ?

Natalie
Natalie
8 years ago
Reply to  Lee

Hey Lee,

If we are entitled to an opinion why are you slagging us “old ladies” off. The world’s greatest democracy.….. yeah, right.

Jade
8 years ago

They look nice. But I hate my hair touching my neck/back in this heat and humidity.

Bantu Knots all summer long.

KaraJ
KaraJ
8 years ago

I love the box braids on Solange, but for me I remember having these braids in high school and they were very heavy hanging down and caused much tension when pulled up, so I don’t think I will have to pass on this look.

binks
binks
8 years ago
Reply to  KaraJ

+1, the heaviness and the tension will deter me. I prefer them at least MBL at the longest

Netta
8 years ago

I would absolutely rock those. They’re cute and because of the length super versatile.

Lee
Lee
8 years ago
Reply to  Netta

+1

Tenisha
8 years ago

I like them on her.…..no love… I can see myself rocking them for 3 days and wanting them out like ASAP

Danielle
Danielle
8 years ago

I have rocked them this long and they are way to heavy. I didn’t feel the weight of them until maybe after having them in for a week. The one time I washed them I felt like my neck was going to break off. I took them out after only two or three weeks.

Tia
Tia
8 years ago

I like the look a lot and Solange wears and well..but I’ve never been a fan of fake hair for myself so no I would not rock them.

Natural Beauty
8 years ago

She looks cute but don’t know about putting fake hair in my own hair. I think that my own hair would be easier to deal with on vacation
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ayomide
ayomide
8 years ago

I would rock them, minus two to three inches but I love box braids and she is looking great in them!

Bernadette
Bernadette
8 years ago

They look good, but I prefer my hair short. also they look way too heavy to be fun.

Aamina
8 years ago

My sister just recently got braids just like these. They look really good up and down. The one complaint she had was the weight. Apparently all of that extra hair takes some getting used to.

ambientair
ambientair
8 years ago

ive rocked them in the past! early to mid 2000s!

Ive
Ive
8 years ago

Looks heavy..

Jonelle
Jonelle
8 years ago

they look good on her, but my neck and head will hurt too much. So i say let her rock them!

Willow
Willow
8 years ago

Yup! I am currently rocking them now. They were perfect for travel but they can be a pain to work out in. But I love them!

Tiffany
Tiffany
8 years ago

If i didn’t have a job

Kieki
Kieki
8 years ago

If my hair wasn’t locked I would rock these braids. I used to do this all the time. I did them myself and loved it.

yoco
yoco
8 years ago

My own hair isn’t’ down to my butt; however, it is top of bra-strap length when stretch and I am currently in box braids w/o extensions. I love them because they look great and I don’t have to do my hair for a bit. My twists don’t seem to last longer than 3–5 days regardless of the product I use, but braids are much more “stable” in my head. I’ve never had extensions but if my own hair grew to butt length, I certainly would rock this style.

I’m loving Solange’s style!

merry
merry
8 years ago

nope. but i love all the yellow she wears.

lovy36
lovy36
8 years ago

I had my butt-length braids in the mid 1990s. My time with extension braids (of any length) is over. I can no longer wear any hair that is not my own (and never been able to wear wig or weave), so no I would not rock them.

That being said, I do think Solange looks cute. She seems to have a nice, carefree way about her.

Eat.Style.Play
8 years ago

The thing about these braids is getting someone who knows the right amount of hair, and everything. I’ve had these done before, I wore them a lot, but sometimes you would go to a braiding salon, and someone would put too much hair, and my neck would kill and i’d end up taking them out two weeks later. I couldn’t do yoga, or anything, and once they were out i felt a ton better.

Sheena M
Sheena M
8 years ago

She looks great! I cant wait to get my senegelese (sp?) twist for my cruise now! Although since I have a regular job and Im not an entertainer, I would never get them that long.…but I can wish.

Kristina
8 years ago

Wearing them now in Brazil, they trap heat like a mofo! Never again, lol

Miss D
Miss D
8 years ago

I’ve had box braids a little thinner and a little shorter than this, and they were so heavy! I loved how they looked, but I didn’t like having all that hair on my head when I exercised.

Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty

i couldn’t do it. my scalp would be on fire. plus i’d probably go bald. my hair is too fine to handle the weight.

Ogo
Ogo
8 years ago

YES!

And I did this past spring! It was fun and def an attention getter! The weight (esp when wet) is an obvious con but I loved it and want to rock ’em again next spring.

Maryam
Maryam
8 years ago

I rocked this exact style last Summer. Kept the braids in for a month and my edges thinned out. It cost me $300, the loook is nice but my hair was heavy!!!!! I don’t know if I would do it again.
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tommie
tommie
8 years ago

She wears them well. Personally I would not, one they would be heavy, and two I don’t care for braids.

lisa
lisa
8 years ago

I have.….…why she pretending her head aint bout to fall of though lmao

Patricia Kayden
Patricia Kayden
8 years ago

My front is already thinning, so no.

Anika Baptiste
Anika Baptiste
8 years ago

I love them they look so awesome 🙂 you go girl! Right now i’m rocking butt length crochet braids which i cut to bra strap length its super hot in trinidad and tobago.

Francesca
Francesca
8 years ago

I’ve had some of these braids recently..down to my butt…so long that i have to watch out when i sat down..lol i loved them.and i would often have people asking me..who did your hair?!.…

Anika Baptiste
Anika Baptiste
8 years ago

My
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first chochet briads done by me 🙂 witha lil help thanks to My Friend Kizzy. It was super long.

sandra
sandra
8 years ago

i rocked the same style when i went to VA beach, i just love braids for vacations. they are easy to style, dry quickly, and are fly.

b.
b.
8 years ago

She looks like she’s having so much fun. 😀 Hope you had a great vacay, Solange!

Jets Jewelry
8 years ago

If she likes then, I am happy for her.

Verna V Nickelberry
8 years ago

I have worn braids since I was in high school in the 70’s. Now at 52 I still wear my braids, I have even worn them down to my butt! But now it seem to be very much in style thanks to the younger generation!
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MilliG1
MilliG1
8 years ago

I tried wearing my hair in braids, but the braids were so tight and uncomfortable, that I immediately decided to continue to wear my hair in natural and curly styles. Solange and Beyonce look good in braids and I say more power to them.

Yeashan
Yeashan
8 years ago

I love them. I copied them. They were hella cute but way to heavy.

Maggie A
8 years ago

I will definitely leave this style for swooning over on Solange!

Ore
Ore
8 years ago

Cute look on her, but too heavy for me to wear comfortably.

Likewaterforchocolate
Likewaterforchocolate
8 years ago

too long for me to manage and to heavy for my fine hair. My poor edges would be screaming

The Woman
The Woman
8 years ago

looking like the lost member of Cleopatra… Comin’ at ‘cha! lol
j/k I’d rock ’em. I am a child of the 90’s.

naelly
naelly
8 years ago

I love my long braids they are small. Well I would say regular size and my braids are down to my butt so far I’ve had them since april getting them redone and stuff and they are not heavy not even when their wet not even in a bun keep in mind my hair is really thick I use a lot of braid hair it took 12 hours to do but at the end of the day I love them everyone else seems to love them and their easy to manage and so far I have all my hair and edges

naelly
naelly
8 years ago

And also when I was younger I wore the long box braids just like her. They never were heavy for me or made my edges fall out. If your edges or braids are falling out your keeping your braids in too long because eventually the braids grow out n hang from you edges especially if the braid is that big!! You can’t keep those in as long as smaller or micro braids.

NicciNaturale
NicciNaturale
8 years ago

I have these braids right now. They are not that long but stop a little above tailbone length. I’ve had them a little over a week. Twice daily I spray my braids with a water spritz mixed w evoo, and coconut oil concentrating mainly on my natural hair. I love the look on me and I am already planning to put them in again after leaving my hair out for at least 3 mths. I never had problems w braids even when relaxed. However, I would not get anything thats micro because IMO they are too harsh on the edges.… Read more »

Glolria
Glolria
8 years ago

What is this girl famous for besides being Beyonce’s no talented sister who tried to be snobbish and insult the Fox 5 News lovely anchor lady, Monica Jackson, who is a lady. The snob got a huge backlash from us Las Vegans and we don’t want her back. Why should we, she has nothing going for her except her famous sister and she certainly isn’t pretty like Beyonce.

anonymous
anonymous
7 years ago
Reply to  Glolria

U have no idea wat u are talkking about she is really talented,and imagine u comparing her 2 dat classless fool,solange is way beta and she has a gr8 style,smH

ava21
ava21
8 years ago

i love these braids i have them right now and plus i have shell on mines super cute

TayknmiAzziz
8 years ago

i am a braider, and i have rocked the tailbone length braids often…my style finesse is that i hurt NO ONE, and i can judge accurately how much hair to use so NO ONE ever comes to me with a complaint of worn edges, weight or hair loss trauma. i am very aware of the ALOPECIA problem women have with over tight or traumatized braiding. a lot of women don’t know real braid care for their hair. i recommend, if the braider was good, washing the scalp, braids and all, once every week and a half. you do not need conditioners when… Read more »

Raven
Raven
6 years ago
Reply to  TayknmiAzziz

Hi I want these braids how many packs of hair I would need for this length ????please and thank u

Resona
Resona
6 years ago
Reply to  Raven

I am a braider and there is a person wanting me to put these braids in her and I’ve never done any this length before. How many packs of hair should she purchase?

Taykn
8 years ago

OH, i must commend this website…i only found it accidentally…for years i never knew about this place.
women need to come here and read…i tell everyone i know about this place now.
there is so much to learn and see here that can benefit all women regarding hair care.
Big Props to whoever originated this place!

Taykn

pressncurl
pressncurl
8 years ago

I would love for you to braid my hair. Do you have a website or a way that I can contact you? I am dealing with alopecia. I need help. The woman who used to braid my hair is no longer in the hair business. 🙁

brittZ
brittZ
7 years ago
Reply to  pressncurl

She’s completely right! Where can we find you?! You seem to really care about hair which is rare to find in a braider . If it not in the DC area, can u recommend someone in this area?

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Steph
Steph
7 years ago

Very sexy and stylish

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Timeee
Timeee
7 years ago

I love Solange, I think she’s great.…However, I’m in my 30’s and I would not rock long braids because I would instantly look 25 again, and have all these youngsters trying to holla at me.…My daughter on the other hand, actually is wearing long braids now and she is 16yrs old. everyone loves them on her.

Girlie
Girlie
7 years ago

I think that the braids are very stylish and are becoming more popular everywhere some of your kids or grand kids may want some just because these famous artist have them

prettyluv
prettyluv
7 years ago

I not only rock pale blonde and red( #33) braids to My butt, I, Also rock top of the butt weaves!!! My philosophy is this: If it’s gonna be fake, it’s gonna be long!!!! Peace!!! And Rock them looong braids Solangel!!!!

Azula
Azula
7 years ago

I wore braids this long when I was in the Bahamas when I was six haha. People were assuming it was my hair, I was like “nnnooooo!” my hair was long but not that long! You tend to sit on braids like this a lot… but they were fun. The next time I got braids though I got them without extensions at all! I just didn’t want to sit on my hair anymore! Or dip them in the porcelain throne which happened once.….

ryl
ryl
7 years ago

you black women and girls should get over yourselves with these outlandish wigs and ridiculous hair lengths and stupid hair colorings that don’t match your skin tone. have nothing against wigs if you have to wear one, but really. some of our black women just look downright pathetic and less attractive than if they wore their own hair. i as a black man am so embarassed and offended at times. i know we have problem hair, but must you go out there and tell the world how inferior you feel you are. blonde, red, purple, etc,etc, whether your attractive or… Read more »

Monet
Monet
7 years ago
Reply to  ryl

I do agree to a certain degree some of it is crazy but everyone has a right to personal style. If you feel good then I say go for it as far as anyone feeling inferior and that’s why they do extra with the hair is not true! For the most part it has been shown that women of color (black) have a higher self-esteem we just like to rock our own look. Other race of women do the same with wigs, different color in hair and extensions and even tan to be dark and get lips plumped up but… Read more »

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