We've been doing lots of "cage braids" around our house. Why are they called cage braids? GOOD QUESTION. I don't know. I think it is named after the rib cage on a skeleton, but that is just my guess. This is a flat cage braid right up next to the head. You can do these in all kind of ways and it a ponytail it looks really cool. Beans hair is not long enough to show you that style yet. But this style we can totally handle--- and L♥VE. Hopefully you enjoy it too.