What's so bad about braids?
I know a lot of guys who are anti-braids. I understand that guys like it when a girls have their hair down and free flowing (well not really because... Show More
Most Helpful Opinion
It's a small aesthetic matter. When hair is let loose, hair will frame the face, which makes the general shape of the head look smoother; rounder. Now taking into account that smoothness tends to be a feminine quality, (by smoothness I mean the smooth transitions of different body parts as opposed to the ruggedness males are normally attributed), we can apply that to hair as well. Straight and wavy hair is preferred among guys. Curly hair is usually only widely accepted only when it's not natural, and frizzy hair is normally looked down on. The reason for this is due to the hair seeming less feminine. It looses the smooth transitions guys look for, if only subconsciously. Now, braids, one could argue, that braids do have a smoothness to them, but it doesn't change the rougher look that it does have. It loses it's feminine quality and appeals less. This is because the braid is essentially in a knot (though not technically).
Now for my own personal opinion. I don't mind certain braids, but in my experience, the less hair used for the braid, and the more amount of braids there are, the less attractive it looks.
In the end, it comes down to preference. What I told you above was, respectively, the general social view, and my opinion. This in no way is applied to every guy as there are many that prefer braids and/or curly/frizzy hair than the generally accepted wavy or straight.
What Guys Said 6
While I *do* like loose hair, I'm completely fine with braids. Braids can look nice and they are practical at times.
What I don't like are buns and most "up" hairstyles. I'm also not a fan of very short hair on (the vast majority of) girls. A few girls can pull off short Euro-style cuts, but even they would look better with longer hair.
Braids and ponytails are totally fine with me, though.
I don't have a problem with braids at all...i understand the practicality of them. Braids can look cute when done well.
Certain styles, and I like the smaller braids more. Not so much large ones.
I don't like hair loose on a woman, I guess it is the sex thing. I hate her hair in my face. So on all women I love hair pulled back, braids or very short. Some women look good bald.
In business I like a woman's hair the same way, not long on the side.
I love it. It means that the girl is making and effort and taking pride in her appearance and as an added bonus, it gives me something to hold on to.
Having said that, I don't like waiting for girls to braid their hair while we're running late for a movie or something.
What Girls Said 1
Personally I like to wear a braided ponytail but nothing close to cornrows or extensions. They remind me of dreadlocks and I hate to see those, especially when they get all matted up.