As you know, fashion is a cycle. Recently, the bubble braids hairstyle of the 90s is back as a new fashion focus for many people. Bubble braids are not only stylish and fun but also very easy to do, which is an important reason why they are so popular. The popularity of the playful bubble braids hairstyle will only continue to grow. Today, we will walk you through the steps to make bubble braids in this blog post. If you also want to try this hairstyle, then stay tuned for our content.

What Are Bubble Braids?

Bubble braids are similar to normal braids, but they're easier and quicker to do. They consist of bunches of hair made into “bubbles” and can be worn in pigtails, ponytails, and beyond. This hairstyle involves pulling your hair into a traditional ponytail. Then, using hair elastics tied down the length of the ponytail to create smaller and round sections that look like bubbles. There are also some complicated braids, but with a bit of practice, you can do that very soon.

bubble braids hair

Why should you try bubble braids hairstyles?

The cute bubble braid hairstyles have attracted many fashion girls. Then why are they so popular? Here are the advantages that can explain it.

1. Easy To Make

A bubble braids hairstyle goes out to anyone who’s ever struggled to master braiding. Unlike the crisscrossing cursed style braids requiring some skills, bubble braids are super easy to make. And it’s this low-fuss solution for individuals that makes us love it so damn much.

2. Celebs Effect

Not only folks but also celebrities jumped onboard the bubble bandwagon as well, such as Gigi Hadid and Olivia Rodrigo to singer Griff. Besides, you can see bubble braids are also beloved all over Instagram and Tik Tok. More and more girls have embraced the trends too.

3. Chic Hair Look

Many girls are 'bubbling' in their own way. You can design the baby bubble braids on each side of the part, leave your bangs free and tie your multiple braids with mini pastel elastics, or just make a single oversized bubble pony. They somehow have an even cuter name in the afro hair community —“poodle puffs”.

How Do You Braid Hair With Bubbles?

Interested in trying the playful hairstyle? First, we're going to start with the easiest bubble braids hairstyles. After having learned the most basic steps, then you can create other braids hairstyles based on these, such as double bubble braids and half up half down bubble braids. Then please see below for a step-by-step bubble braid tutorial.

1. Wash and condition your hair

This step must not be ignored. First, you need to prepare your hair. Before starting your styling, wash your hair to remove all oil and dirt buildup to ensure your hair achieves the best look. If you want to create on your wig, we recommend you to use shampoo and conditioner specially designed for your wig, which will make your hair more supple.

2. Smooth your hair

Next, you need to deal with the frizzy and non-compliant baby hair, as this is an important step in making your hairstyle look neater and more beautiful. You can apply some conditioner or hair oil on your head to smooth out frizz. Then spritz some hairspray onto a clean toothbrush and brush your baby hairs and flyaways back for a smooth, sleek finish.

3. make a ponytail

This is a very simple step that you should already be very familiar with. You can choose the height of the ponytail you like, a high ponytail or a low ponytail is fine. During this process, you have to ensure there are no bumps, knots, or tangles. Then, secure with an elastic.

4. Create your bubbles

This is the most crucial step. Now you can create your bubbles. One to two inches down the length of your ponytail, depending on how long your hair is, place another hair elastic. Gently tug at the sides of this newly created section, which is a good method to add volume. Then form a rounded, bubble-like shape. If needed, you can use the end of a rat-tail comb to carefully create your bubble. Repeat this process down the length of your ponytail.

5. Perfect the bubbles

When you're done with all the bubbles, remember to keep your style neat and even, you can gently pull on the sides of the bubbles that need to be perfected, trying to maintain approximately the same ponytail's bubble size. If you want to make your bubble braids more unique, you can add some hair accessories, or use some colored elastics to complete your bubble braids. Also, if you accidentally pull out too much hair while making the bubbles and think doing it all over again is too complicated, instead of starting over, use a bobby pin or two to tuck the protruding strand back into the bubble.

Different Styles Of Bubble Braids Hairstyles

Today we list the steps of making bubble braids, which is the easiest way. Of course, you can also braid other bubble braids styles, we will recommend other hairstyles for you.

1. Double Bubble Braids

Double cute bubble braids are also very simple to do, first, divide your hair into the left and right two sections and tie them into ponytails. The next steps are the same as we said above. Double braids will make you look cuter, perfect for cute and sweet girls.

double bubble braids

2. Half Up Half Down Bubble Braids

I believe half up half down is definitely not a strange hairstyle. You need to separate your hair into upper and lower sections. Then tie the top half of the hair into a ponytail and continue to make bubbles.

half up half down

3. Face Framing Bubble Braids

This one is perfect for middle-parted hairstyles. Take two strands of hair left and right, you can decide how much to take according to your preference. You can do denser bubble braids, or try using some colored rubber bands. This hairstyle can help shape your face and is well worth trying.

Face Framing Bubble Braids