35 Dookie Braids Hairstyles

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35 Dookie Braids Hairstyles

Thick braids (braids that are large in diameter) are also known as dookie braids. These braids are not braided to the scalp like cornrows, instead, they hang freely. Dookie braids became popular in the 90s and continue to be a favorite among braided hairstyles today. Braiding hair can be added for length and longevity but dookie braids can also be created using only your natural hair. Dookie braids are a popular protective style because they are cute, easy to do, and versatile. They also take less time to install and take down than many other braided styles because the hair is split into much larger sections. Dookie braids can be done on relaxed, transitioning, or natural hair.

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1The Perks of Dookie Braids

One great benefit of dookie braids is that they can put less tension on the roots of the hair. This will, of course, depend on how tight the braids are, how much (if any) braiding hair is added, and how the braids are styled. But in general, a larger section of hair may be able to withstand the weight of a braid a little better than a small section of hair. You may also find that dookie braids are easier to do yourself at home because they are less time-consuming. Just be sure to split your hair into equal sections so that the braids are even in size. If you choose not to add braiding hair, you can unravel the braids after several days for a nice braid out, stretching the style for a few more days. Here are some ways you can style dookie braids.

2Classic Dookie Braids

These classic dookie braids are a great, low-maintenance protective style and they are as cute as they are functional.

3Shoulder-Length Dookie Braids

These shoulder-length braids can be done with or without added hair for a fun, carefree look. If you do them on just your natural hair, you can add rubber bands to the ends to keep them from unraveling. Use ouchless rubber bands to prevent tangles and breakage. 

4Accessorized Dookie Braids

It’s amazing how a few beads and some colored cord can dress up a style. This is one of the many ways you can accessorize dookie braids.

5Blue Dookie Braids

These gorgeous braids are created with blue braiding hair: a great way to experiment the with a new color without making a long-term commitment.

6Half Pulled Back Dookie Braids

These long dookie braids are a great protective style that can be worn many different ways, like this half pulled back style.

7Medium-Length Dookie Braids With Double Buns

These medium-length braids are a great choice if you want more lightweight braids. They can be styled many different ways, like this half up half down double bun style.

8Dookie Braids High Bun

These gorgeous dookie braids are pulled up and wrapped into a high bun. This is a great way to wear dookie braids on hot summer days, while working out, or anytime you want a quick, cute style.

9Purple Dookie Braids

Hints of deep purple work their way into this style for a subtle touch of color. This is a great choice if you want braids with more of a highlighted look.

10Long Dookie Braids

These simple braids are a gorgeous, classic way to rock dookie braids. No frills added, just simple, perfect, neat braids.

11Golden Dookie Braids

These pretty golden brown dookie braids are a perfect sun kissed look for the summer and all year round. This style shows off carefully created triangular parts in the front.

12Jumbo Double Buns

These dookie braids are wrapped into larger than life double buns. The braids in the back of the head hang over one shoulder for an effortlessly cute look.

13Single Dookie Braid

This elegant style features one single dookie braid that starts at the crown of the head. It can be worn straight back, slung over one shoulder, or wrapped into a bun.

14Half Up Half Down Double Buns

Double buns seem to be the latest go-to style for many hair types, lengths, and protective styles. It’s easy to see why: they are cute and easy to do. These dookie braid double buns are no exception.

15Half Up Half Down With Beads

This half up half down style is a gorgeous way to wear these extra long dookie braids. Gold beads are an always-popular way to dress up the style a bit.

16Pink Dookie Braids

If you like bold colors, these pink dookie braids may be just right for you. No matter how you wear them, up, down, or in a ponytail or bun, they are sure to turn heads.

17Brown And Black Dookie Braids

These dookie braids alternate in color for a highlighted look. This half up half down style shows off a cute pattern created by alternating triangular parts.

18Over The Shoulder Dookie Braids

This is one of the simple ways you can rock dookie braids: pulled over to one side. Use one or two braids to tie off a section of hair to keep the braids together.

19Loose Side Braid

These long dookie braids hang over one shoulder in one loose braid: a simple and cute way to switch up the style.

20Large High Bun

These braids are pulled up and wrapped around into a large high bun: another great way to rock dookie braids.

21Short Red Dookie Braids

These bob-length dookie braids have a lot going for them: vibrant red color offset by gold beads and a cute and easy half up half down style, proving that braids don’t have to be ultra-long to be styled in cute ways.

22Dookie Braids High Ponytail

These extra long dookie braids are pulled up into a simple high ponytail for a look that is especially reminiscent of the 90s.

23Red-Streaked Dookie Braids

Red and black braiding hair can be used to create this style. These braids look great styled in a half up half down style like the one pictured here.

24Light Brown Dookie Braids

The highlight of this style is its pretty light brown color. These braids can be styled in many ways, but you can never go wrong with a simple side part.

25Hip-Length Dookie Braids

These super long dookie braids are perfect if you want a lot of length to play with. You can create a jumbo bun or wear them down, showing off their length.

26Blonde Dookie Braids

These long blonde dookie braids are the perfect protective style, especially for those hot summer months. Whether you’re sitting poolside, swimming with the dolphins, or strolling along the boardwalk, these braids are stylish and practical.

27Dookie Braids With Zig Zag Parts

Zig zag parts are used to section off these extra thick dookie braids, giving the style a little something extra.

28Golden Dookie Braids With Zig Zag Parts

Similar to the previous style, zig zag parts are used to section off these dookie braids. The golden color of the braids contrasted against the dark hair at the roots makes the zig zag parts even more prominent.

29Hot Pink Ombre Dookie Braids

These gorgeous dookie braids are created using black and hot pink braiding hair for an ombre effect. The bright color on the ends and the black color closer to the roots create a nice contrast.

30Dookie Braids With Middle Part

Sometimes you just want a simple, classic look, like these dookie braids with a middle part. It’s a look that is both timeless and beautiful.

31Wraparound Bun

For this style, the braids are divided into two sections. The top half is wrapped around into a bun while the rest hangs loosely in the back.

32Side Swept Dookie Braids

Side swept braids are always in style. This is a great, easy way to style dookie braids when you want to quickly switch up your look.

33Dookie Braids With Colorful Streaks

Just a bit of red and yellow braiding hair is added to these simple dookie braids. This is a fun idea that’s perfect for celebrating a cultural festival or national holiday. Just match the streaks to the colors of the flag of the country you’re representing.

34Burgundy Dookie Braids

These burgundy dookie braids are great if you want a vibrant color that isn’t too bright. Since burgundy has hints of both purple and red, the shade can appear lighter or darker depending on the lighting.

35Dookie Braids With Gold Beads

Gold beads have become the hair accessory of choice lately. From Ghana braids, to Marley twists, to box braids, gold beads seem to be showing up in all kinds of styles. But it’s not hard to see why they’re so popular: they look great with just about any style, like these gorgeous dookie braids.

36Dookie Braids With Rectangular Parts

If you want a look that’s a little different from the norm, you can try dookie braids with rectangular parts instead of triangular ones. The difference is subtle, but rectangular parts are easier for some people to make and they may allow you to make larger braids.