I'm not into the whole "dying hair" thing bc my hair is one thing that I absolutely love about myself.so I just add some flair to it! Black hair=awesome canvas for bright colored hair extensions :D (pinch braids)
Simple trick to add texture to your braid: Get 3 strands for a normal braid. Loosely braid One Strand. Use that braided strand with the other 2 to form the final braid of all your hair. Loosen with fingers for more "messy.