Box Braids Hairstyles

Well, there are cool trends in fashion hairstyles that can work in favor of any girl. This is how we can characterize today’s current approach to the creative image and style with the help of braided hairstyles that will not leave you indifferent.

Black box braids are one of the most extravagant types of braids, so not every girl can make them. This is a great way to change beyond recognition, but it’s not easy to be bent on such a bold experiment with appearance. The boxed braids hairstyles, like any other, have their pros and cons. Like, they are perfect when you want to protect your hair (that’s why such hairstyles are often called protective). In short words, you put your hair in braids and don’t damage it by heat/chemicals for some time – and it’s great because that’s the time for your hair to restore itself. They also help your hair grow (the same reasons here).

However, such braids aren’t a panacea and you should also be careful with them because they can cause hair loss.

But, well, box braids are great in general and they’re definitely worth your attention. Let’s take a look at them.

Hairstyles to do with short box braids

First of all, do you know what are box braids? These are actually individual braids which are divided into small square pieces or “boxes”.

Unlike other types of plaits, different box braids twists can be made even on short hair, since only 5 centimeters of length is needed to create this hairstyle. To get a beautiful and interesting result, the box braids for short curls are made from thin strands, otherwise they will be too small, and the head will look sloppy.

As a rule, girls with short hair make box braids with the addition of synthetic strands. They help to get a more interesting and lusher hairstyle. Moreover, synthetic hair may be colorful. You must admit that blue box braids look more creative and eye-catching than light brown box braids.

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Stylish big box braids styles you will love

Box braid hair styles are a simple and pleasant way to forget about styling for several months, to give your hair a little rest and to protect it from aggressive environmental influences. We are talking about the things like excessive heat that can hurt your hair’s keratin. Don’t worry, because they are not a problem anymore with all these box braids designs.

Styling box braids creates space for creativity because there are many interesting methods for each haircut to be unique. For example, you can experiment with different sized box braids, lightening, natural or curly texture, clips, parting, etc.

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Small box braids with beads for girls

Box braids originated in Africa and were known many years ago. Then they spread all over the world – of course, not to decorate the image but because it was a practical way to take care of hair. If they “survived” to our time, there must be something special in them, agree?

It is not surprising that every year world-famous designers experiment with braiding at fashion shows. The number of styles to do with box braids is limited only by the imagination of the people who create them.

The design of braided hairstyles is constantly being improved and today we can see elegant braids, decorated with rhinestones, beads of different shapes and colored threads. Such decorations always add a highlight to the image, emphasizing each individuality – see for yourself!

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Shoulder length box braids for women

Are you still wondering how to do box braids by yourself? Take a look at the classic medium length box braids. They are very similar to the French braids, so it is very easy to make them.

First, come up with a pattern of parting and the thickness of each sector. Take three hair strands and weave them in turns, taking for each movement new curls to make the pattern close to the head skin. In this case, the direction can be taken not only downwards but also upwards or towards. Box braids sizes depend on the selected number of parts. As for time, it takes from 4 to 6 hours.  Remember that the smaller the weaving is, the more elegant your hairstyle will look. And vice versa: thick box braids look extravagant and eye-catching.

You can find a lot of ideas for shoulder length box braids updo and get an inspiration from our collection of hairstyles.


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Unisex medium sized box braids hairstyles

The good thing about box braids hairstyles is that they are suitable for both men and women. These unisex hairstyles open up endless possibilities for the realization of fantasy. Probably, for this very reason, box braids have not only lost their popularity but have also been modernized: experienced hairdressers create exclusive designs, and, at the same time, you can easily learn how to style box braids at home. Of course, if you have certain skills.

In truth, ladies often experiment with the shape of the pattern, color and box braids length, while men usually choose more simple options.

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Pictures of maroon, burgundy and red box braids

Colorful braids are the thing that will definitely help you stand out from the crowd. The mixed color box braids are, however, the thing that will help you stand out from the crowd even more because all these colored box braids look drop dead gorgeous and stylish. Full-colored braids and box braids with color tips are exactly what an elegant lady needs to make her look complete.

Here we have the best and the deepest different color box braids – maroon, burgundy and red, to be more precise. Check out the photos below if you wanna know how do the maroon, red and burgundy box braids on dark skin look. We are sure you’ll love what you see there.

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The best ideas of box braids with color

Are you a creative person? Do you want your hairstyle to reflect your inner creative self? Well, to be honest, even one “yes” would be enough here. Enough for what, you ask?

Enough to try one of these fantastic colorful box braids. We’ve found only the hairstyles that would suit your long hair in the possible way (yeah your short hair will work well too, but it won’t impress people around you as much as long braids). There are some amazing grey box braids, rainbow braids, and purple box braids here and we can guarantee that they will certainly impress everyone around you. So, now the only question is: are you brave enough to try them? Brave experimenters can stand out from the crowd thanks only to the hairstyle!

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Quick and easy hairstyles for large box braids

In fact, African American women have the best hair for box braids, as it is hard, curly and easily weaveable by nature. So, large box braids will be quick and easy hairstyles which black women can wear every day!

The longest time of wearing such braids is 2.5-3 months. Sometimes you may notice a few hairs sticking out of the hairstyle. This is no big deal! Sticking hairs can be quickly corrected with scissors. To do this, place the scissors flat and cut off all the sticking hairs.

The box braids still have some limitations and contraindications, mainly related to the condition of the hair: if you have a tendency to hair loss, as well as severe fragility, it is not recommended to make this hairstyle.

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Box braids updos for girls with long box braids

Fashion shows are always inspiring, but when it comes to clothes, we need to wait at least until March to start bringing fresh ideas to life. As for hairstyles, it is much easier here: get inspired and try new images right now! We will show you some ideas for inspiration.

You can turn your daily braided hair in an elegant, evening hairdo. The box braids updo is a nice way to show your creativity and imagination. Feel free to experiment with the braids updos! You can make a thick plait or several ones from all the box braids, create a high or low ponytail, make a bun or even a French twist hairstyle.

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Box braids bob haircut for black girls

The box braids bob is a dramatic and eye-catching haircut, which can make your daily outfit look modern and adorable. If you like the attention of others, then this hairstyle is just for you!

The box braids bob haircut is perfect for active girls who don’t want to spend a lot of time on everyday styling, but at the same time want to look fascinating! With it, you can safely forget about the boring hair setting every morning, as it itself looks interesting and doesn’t require special care.

In fact, box braids don’t need any special care at all; it is very easy to maintain their neat and clean look. Wash the braids no more than once a week. But refuse to use balms or masks for hair, because it will be difficult to wash out hair from them and it will hinder the braids untwisting when the time comes.

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Inspiring images of cornrows with box braids

When it comes to cornrows, be prepared that it will take several hours to make them. In fact, the process can take up to 5–8 hours depending on the skill level of your stylist. You should also be ready for some pain, which is unavoidable when it is necessary to tightly fix every millimeter in the correct position. These are exactly the cons of the hairstyles with box braids that we mentioned at the very beginning. Whether they are essential – you decide.

But we can assure you, it is worth the effort! Half cornrows half box braids are a comfortable and stylish hairstyle, which is very popular nowadays. If you want some interesting changes for your image, you definitely need to try this hairdo!

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We also offer the following collections of hairstyles with braids, tails and not only: