ASAP Rocky Braids (Detailed Look)

Written By Bakes

Avid writer on Men's Hair, Grooming, and Lifestyle!

The term Asap Rocky Braids is a clear indication of his hair being an important part of his brand and signature look. Rocky has worn his braids in multiple different ways since his debut.

As the saying goes, imitation is the best form of flattery, therefore If you’re looking to emulate his look we’ve got the perfect tutorial for you as well as a gallery which details all his braided looks throughout the years. We will also provide a few tips on how to maintain your braids. Keep reading for more information. 



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What are ASAP Rocky braids called?  

ASAP Rocky braids are knotless box braids. ASAP Rocky is an American rapper and has been in the music industry since 2007 when he released his first mixtape, Live Love ASAP. ASAP Rocky’s style is unique to him, but he often wears his hair in a topknot with two long plaits hanging down from either side. 


These braids are called knotless box braids, which can be done on any hair texture and length. However, it is best to do this style on natural hair because it may become damaged if you try to do these braids on relaxed or permed hair.


He is often seen wearing these knotless box braids during concerts or events as it is his signature look. He also from time to time puts his hair in cornrows. All in all his hair stays in protective styles for the majority of the time.



How do you get ASAP Rocky Braids? 

Not only has this style been the go to look for Rocky but we have a countless amount of rappers with braids choosing to sport their hair in this way. We are going to show you how to achieve this look.

These knotless box braids are a simple style to do and can be created on any hair texture and length. Here we look at a clear procedure on how to get them: 


  • Rat-tailed comb
  • Sectioning clips
  • Hair ties
  • Scissors
  • Bobby pins
  • Edge control (optional)


  1. Start by parting your hair down the middle and clipping each side away with sectioning clips. 
  2. Next, use a rat-tailed comb to begin creating box braids in the back of your head by dividing your hair into four even sections and cross braiding them. 
  3. Once you have created the box braids in the back of your head, do the same thing on the sides.
  4. Now take the two plaits hanging down in front of your ears and tie them together with a hair tie to create one long braid. 
  5. Repeat this process on the other side.
  6. Next, take the two long braids and wrap them around the top of your head to create ASAP Rocky’s signature knotless box braid style. ASAP Rocky often wears his knotless box braids with a high bun, but you can also wear these braids in other styles as well like cornrows or even flat twists. 
  7. You can finish off the knotless box braid style with some bobby pins or edge control if needed.


How to Maintain and care for your knotless Asap Rocky Braids 

Once you have created ASAP Rocky’s knotless box braids, it is important to take care of them in order to keep them looking their best. Here are a few tips on how to maintain and care for your ASAP Rocky braids:

  • Use a good quality hair moisturizer or oil like coconut oil to keep your hair hydrated and healthy.
  • Avoid using excessive heat on your hair since this can damage your braids and lead to breakage.
  • Wash your braids after every two weeks using water and shampoo. Use a good quality shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair clean and healthy.
  • Try to avoid swimming in chlorinated water as this can also damage your hair and braids.
  • Gently brush and style your braids daily using a soft bristle brush to keep them looking neat and tidy.
  • Avoid using excessive chemicals or unnatural moisturizers on your hair, as this can also damage your braids and lead to breakage. 
  • Avoid styling your knotless braids constantly, as this may damage the hairline. 
  • Ensure that you reinstall the braids after a few weeks to keep them in condition.
  • Avoid pulling the strands too tightly while styling your braids.
  • Cover your hair at night with a satin handkerchief to keep the edges of your hair fresh and prevent drying of the hair roots. 
  • If you have long hair, try to keep it up in a bun or ponytail as often as possible. This will help to reduce the amount of breakage that your hair experiences.



ASAP Rocky braids are the perfect hairstyle for summer. Rocky has been known to wear his knotless box braids in various styles. These braids are also easy to maintain, so you can keep them looking fresh all summer long. 


As mentioned above, you can create this look with natural or straightened hair. However, it’s best to do these braids on natural hair so that the braiding process goes smoothly. These Braids are a great way to get some sun protection while still looking stylish and edgy.


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