How to style box braids? Buns, half ponytails and more styling options!
Trendy and stylish, box braids are the perfect option to enhance and preserve Afro manes. On a bob or long hair, in a ponytail or decorated with jewelry, these African braids can be worn in a thousand and one ways. In fact, that’s why we love them! In addition to adapting to all hair lengths, they can be tied up to give you a maximum look and highlight your face. Learn how to style box braids with the help of some photos we have prepared for you. Also, check out some scarf hairstyle ideas in the video tutorial below.
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How to style your box braids without damaging them?
Box braids are primarily a protective hairstyle that aims to keep dry, damaged hair from breaking. Before braiding, tying or scarfing your box braids, it’s crucial to moisturize and nourish them. So opt for gentle, natural shampoos, homemade dry hair masks and hair oils. When it comes to hair, anything goes. Loose box braids on a pretty bob adorned with hair rings, long ponytail, half bun, space buns, pigtails or even fake fishtail braid. And this is precisely because we do not adapt to the style of box braids. They are in fact the ones that bend according to our desires.
Video tutorial: 6 hairstyle ideas for tying up your hair with a scarf
How do you tie your box braids for an easy and original hairstyle? With a scarf, of course! Very popular during the 60s, the silk scarf, like the giant scrunchie, is back on the fashion scene, but this time to style box braids. Chic, bohemian and always in vogue, this accessory promises to add a twist to any length. It is also very useful in case of hair regrowth or to camouflage greasy roots. Whether it’s a headband, a turban or a high ponytail, this accessory allows you to use your creativity and imagination while highlighting your braids. Follow the video tutorial above to discover how to style your box braids easily and in no time. We just tested some of the looks, and we have to say that they are very practical for sleeping.
PHOTOS: The most beautiful styles of box braids seen on the Web
When we say box braids, we immediately think of Beyonce’s long, braided hair. However, your hair doesn’t have to be long to embrace this hair trend. The box braids on a long bob are quite possible. Except that in this case, we are a little limited in terms of hairstyle. The main trend for this type of length is to tie your braids in a half ponytail or to use hair piercings. On long hair, you can do anything. Half-bun, low bun, high ponytail, fake fishtail, high macarons, bantu knots, etc. For a rock or punk look, some girls choose to color their braids platinum blonde. For more inspiration on the subject, check out our gallery.
Space buns and baby braids
Braided high bun and hair rings hairstyle
Cute high pigtails hairstyle
Box braids in platinum blonde
Twisted box braids hairstyle
Three macaron buns for a sharp look
Box braids tied in a low bun
Half high bun hairstyle
Messy look – high bun on the head
Braided bob with hair rings
Box braids with undercut
Medusa ponytail with hair rings
A half ponytail is the perfect hairstyle for long African braids
Look gorgeous with larger braids