If you’re after a fresh hairstyle that’s protective and stylish, look no further than box braids. Box braids are a protective hairstyle that is ideal for keeping natural hair healthy. Box braids can be any width and length, and they are all seriously chic and on-trend. This ’90s favourite has returned once again. As well as being protective, box braids are also low-maintenance, requiring minimal styling and washing. So, why not give them a go yourself?
Currently, it’s not uncommon to see women with waist-length box braids. Even celebrities like, Alicia Keys, Eve, and Sanaa Lathan have joined in on the trend. Modern iterations decorated with beads, metallic thread, or colorful highlights will turn heads, and plain chunky braids still provide low-maintenance glamour. Tired of topknots and ponytails? Waist-length box braids are an elegant and versatile style with a culture-filled history. Box braids are being championed as one of the go-to hairstyles for ladies that like to change up their appearance.
All you need is some time and inspiration. Below we will show you gorgeous box braids hairstyles to try right now.
Installing Box Braids-human hair box braids
There are several different choices when it comes to wearing twists and braids. Plus there are always new styles being regularly created.
Crochet braids, goddess braids, Ghana braids, and poetic justice braids are some of the most popular braiding styles. After considering which style you want to use, thickness, length and color must also be decided.
Twists and braids have to be appropriately installed for them to protect your hair. Otherwise you the risk of causing hair damage.
Many women use extensions when creating braiding styles, although we recommend using human hair extensions when possible. These human hair extensions are often a little more expensive than synthetic hair extensions, but human hair will create a much more natural looking hairstyle.
Pre-treating your locks
Since your hair will be tucked away for a few weeks or months at a time, don’t forget to pre-treat your locks are of utmost importance. Anyone who gets box braids should do a scalp and protein treatment on dry, unwashed hair prior to the braiding appointment. Let these treatments sit on the hair for 30 minutes and shampoo and deep condition with an intense moisture-based conditioner for 10 to 15 minutes.
1. Jumbo box braids
Jumbo box braids are extremely popular due to their fashionable, dramatic appearance.
2. Medium Box Braids
When styling medium box braids, you get to be an artist, so whatever you do, don’t limit yourself. You sat hours getting those things, so now you can use their styling potential to the fullest.
3. Big Box Braids
Don’t believe the hype: Sometimes, size does matter. With bigger braids, your hair is protected more and you can get more creative.”
4. Colorful Box Braids
These days, you’ll see the braids in all kinds of colors. Chanel Iman rocked a rainbow set during Coachella that we love.
5. Curly Box Braids
For a gorgeous and feminine look, you can consider rocking curly box braids. To create the style, just weave your box braids together into larger braids. Then, dip each section in hot water and dry with a towel. Once dry, unravel the large braids to reveal your curled box braids.
6. Cornrows Box Braids
For the sake of variety, try adding cornrows to the front of your box braids. Add red thread to make a faint red color.
7. Golden Box Braids
Better still, make the protective style really pop with some bright golden color… it never get old. You can run your fingers through them and enjoy the playfulness of strands.
8. Medium Box Braids
It’s great to know how to do funky styles with boxed braids, but it’s just as awesome to wake up and not have to do anything to your hair at all (except maybe a little water-based moisture spray). They’re ideal for those with delicate facial features.
9. Big box braids
Big box braids not only appear boldly stylish, but they also offer your hair more protection. On top of that, their large size allows for more defined section edges, meaning that you can create clear squares and other shapes, such as triangles.
10. Small Box Braids
When deciding on the size of your braids, you should take your natural hair’s health and thickness into account. If you have thin hair, opt for small braids. Doing so will help ensure that you don’t damage your roots with excess weight
11. Twists Box Braids
If you need more Bachelor inspiration — We heard that the style held up perfectly in Paradise. THESE ARE TWISTS.
12. Ombre Red Box Braids
Box braids hairstyles can incorporate just about any other trend, one of those being ombre. Next to black hair, red or fuchsia is an easy favorite. Single braids get woven with bright strands for a knock-out style that modernizes awesome 90s duds. Get it girl.
13. Ombre Box Braids
Ombre is one of the hottest hair color trends at the moment. So, why not try it with your braids? To create ombre braids, you can either buy extensions that are already ombre or weave in lighter colored extensions in the bottom half of your hair.
14. Long Thin Box Braids
Not quite micro, these tiny braids are super cute. With that beautiful layered length, we are all about a side part that allows gorgeous hair to fall on one side while showing off beautiful cheek bones on the other.
15. Fabric Short Braids
Not all box braid hairstyles have to be lengthy. So, if you prefer short locks, you can still consider this look. You can add fabric if you want big or jumbo braids. That, and damn cool.
16. Shaggy Box Braids
If you want get a natural super thick hair look, you should consider opting for this box braids. Box braids don’t need to be past your shoulders. Their rope-like appearance look cool but choosing supersized plaits will also save a lot of time during the creation process.
17. Long Red Box Braids
Are you looking for a hairstyle worthy of a queen? Long box braids are it. With long braids as smooth as these, all you need to do is whip hair to one side for a sexy style, especially you chose a passionate color.
18. Box Braids With Hair Accessories
For some unexpected shine, add a few beads and hair accessories to hers, and we’re here for it.
19. Box Braids Half-Up
A half-up hairstyle can be a fun and on-trend way to wear your braids. To create the look, all you need to do is wrap the top half of your hair on the top of your head.
20. Box Braids Bun
We love box braids for a number of reasons, one of the biggest being versatility. Twist hair into an elegant bun and you’re ready to rock a formal look.