Sophia Brigstock
Updated on February 21, 2021

If you’ve been looking for a new way to update your braided locks, the triangle braids may be the solution! These add a difference in parting compared to regular box braids and can refresh your favorite look.

What Are Triangle Braids?

Triangle braids are your traditional box braid with a twist. The sections in traditional braided hairstyles usually use rectangular or squared shapes to separate each piece of hair. However, in the case of the triangle braid, the section is triangular. Does this interesting trend sound like you? Here are twenty different snazzy styles to inspire you!

1. Scarlet Triangle Box Braids with Wrapping Detail

A great advantage of box braids is a possibility to add fake hair in any color. This means you can choose absolutely any color under the sun for your style without any damage that comes along with chemical-based hair dyes. The triangular-shape parting creates interest without overtaking the style.

Centre-Parted Red Triangle Box Braids

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2. Ebony Triangle Braids with Elegant Hair Cuffs

Luckily, jewelry isn’t limited only to the body! Utilizing hair cuffs or rings offers a touch of elegance with Cleopatra vibes. Pairing these with triangle box braids makes for an all-around put together hairstyle. Easily snap accessories into place over braids, cornrows, or twists.

3. Half-Up Bun with Wrapped Front Braids

A hair wrap string is a pretty addition to your overall style. Different colors of strings or cords can be chosen depending on the color of your hair. Braids are just as versatile as unbraided hair. Try experimenting with a half-up half-down bun or pony like this one!

Bun Half Updo For Triangle Braids

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4. Triangle Part Box Braids with Magenta Peek-A-Boo Highlights

A great feature of plaits is their protective function, preventing damage and breakage. It can also be a great solution for those who have just had a “Big Chop” for the hair health reasons, but miss the length.

Black And Burgundy Triangle Braids

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5. Thick Triangle Braids for 3C-Type Hair

Triangle part box braids work for any hair type and face shape. If you have a particular parting that you feel flatters your face, share your thoughts with your stylist. Here is a creative way to part your braids on the crown.

Box Braids With Triangle Crown Parting

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6. Chunky Blonde Triangle Part Braids with Dark Roots

Bleaching natural hair may make it frizzy, dry, and damaged — something no one wants. Poetic justice braids with rubber bands are the perfect solution to this as no bleach is needed to lighten your hair.

Golden Blonde Box Braids With Rubber Bands

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7. High Twisted Bun with Chunky Box Braids

An easy way to elevate your braided topknot is by meticulously laying your edges. Babyhairs, also known as edges, are traditionally “laid” or smoothed down with a wax-based butter, pomade, or gel. This adds a 90s, polished feel to any updo.

Thick Triangle Braids Updo

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8. Mahogany Poetic Justice Braids with Gold Cuffs

Triangle part braids can be a cute and understated hairstyle. This makes them an ideal canvas for unique add-on details. Golden cuffs are the best choice for reddish brown and black braids.

Black And Chocolate Triangle Braids

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9. Dark Braids with Silver String and Cuffs

Cuffs, strings and cords added to box braids may ooze tribal vibes enhancing the ethnic feel of your hairstyle. It is great for those with a bohemian-inspired lookbook, however, many African American girls will easily adopt a similar style, regardless of the preferred fashion style.

Long Medium Size Triangle Braids

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10. Braids with Straight Bangs and Festive Peek-A-Boos

Braids don’t have to cover the whole head, in fact, leaving your bangs free from the hairstyle adds uniqueness. This makes for a pretty style with a twist — ideal for a student, working professional, or full time mom.

Half Up Top Knot With Bangs For Box Braids

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11. Bold Teal Box Braids with Triangle Parts

Box braids with triangle parts are flattering on almost anyone! However, creating such a look requires a lot of manipulation and scalp tugging. If you find that even combing slightly knotted hair can bring a tear to your eye, box braids might not be for you.

Medium Size Teal Triangle Braids

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12. Refined Purple Triangle Braids

A clean, pin-straight middle part is again all the rage. This refined and polished criss crossed parting pairs perfectly with the textured plaits. Color can make them even chicer!

Purple Box Braids With Criss Cross Partings

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13. Side-Parted Chocolate Brown Triangle Braids

A side parting is a worthy alternative to a centre parting, just in case you are more into asymmetrical hairstyles. When choosing a string to be wound around your braids, select a color that is much lighter or brighter than your braided hair.

14. Triangle Micro-Braids with Blonde Highlights

Micro box braids with triangle parts form a fascinating pattern on the scalp. Highlights are added by braiding in blonde extensions blended with your natural hair color.

Tiny Triangle Braids With Highlights

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15. Thick Triangular Braids with Ombre Effect

These braids truly stand out thanks to their varied thickness and a fade of color. If you have always wanted to try ombre, box braids are a great opportunity.

Ombre Box Braids

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16. Hot Neon Pink Triangle Part Braids

While some jumbo triangle box braids have perfectly symmetrical partings, others are more intricate. An unnatural color, like neon or pastel, intensifies the funky vibes of the braids that otherwise may seem traditional and, therefore, a bit boring.

Bright Pink Triangle Braids

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17. Burgundy Faux Locs Highlights

One way to add interest to your big triangle box braids in black is to throw colored faux locs into the mix. The variety of textures and the contrast of colors elevate the hairstyle and perfectly update it.

Black Box Braids With Burgundy Faux Locs

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18. Side Parted Black Box Braids with Wavy Ends

Leaving the ends of the braids un-braided and curling them is another way to customize your hairstyle. The styling lasts on synthetic hair even without a product.

19. Jumbo Black and Caramel Braids

The pierced braids exude the contemporary boho chic. A few caramel-colored pieces create a very rewarding splash of color now when warm hues in the wardrobe are so popular.

Side-Parted Black Box Braids With Caramel Highlights

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20. Bright Golden Triangular Braids

Although box braids are as old as the hills, you may wear them in modern colors and modern ways. Check this metallic blonde combover. It’s stunning, to say the least!

Metallic Blonde Combover Box Braids

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We hope you have found the triangle braids that took your breath away and inspired to make an appointment with a professional braider!

Centre-Parted Red Triangle Box BraidsLong Black Triangle Box BraidsBun Half Updo For Triangle BraidsBlack And Burgundy Triangle BraidsBox Braids With Triangle Crown PartingGolden Blonde Box Braids With Rubber BandsThick Triangle Braids UpdoBlack And Chocolate Triangle BraidsLong Medium Size Triangle BraidsHalf Up Top Knot With Bangs For Box BraidsMedium Size Teal Triangle BraidsPurple Box Braids With Criss Cross PartingsAsymmetrical Triangle BraidsTiny Triangle Braids With HighlightsOmbre Box BraidsBright Pink Triangle BraidsBlack Box Braids With Burgundy Faux LocsCurly Triangle Box BraidsSide-Parted Black Box Braids With Caramel HighlightsMetallic Blonde Combover Box Braids