Who does not love box braids? In my 12 years of experience as a hairstylist, I have been seeing people crazy for box braids. And from my point of view, box braid is the only braiding hairstyle, that can give you ultimate charm, gorgeousness, and glamour. A recent study shops that around 93% of the total African American population have used box braids at least once in life and most of them have fallen in love with this wonderful braiding hairstyle. When we go for statistics in the beauty shops and saloons, we find the bestseller and top seller product is box braid itself. So, no doubt the box braid is one of the most used and popular hairstyles used by the African American people.
What we are gonna discuss about today? Yes, we are going to present you 100+ box braids hairstyle ideas. From which you can pick the best one for you and your close ones. Moreover, in the whole article, we will discuss the total pros and cons of the box braiding hairstyles. So, after reading the full article, you will know almost everything about box braids. So, let’s start.
What is Box Braids?
Box braids are hair braids which are characterized by “boxy” or square-shaped hair divisions. They can also be created by adding in synthetic braiding hair. The conventional box braiding hairstyles are normally made with artificial hair like kanekalon hair. These braids are named after the square-shaped or box-shaped divisions on the head while making it happen.
Availability of Box Braids
The elements of box braids are available throughout the whole world. You can find them in any beauty shops and saloons. Moreover, you can find the ready-made box braids also in those shops. Most of the time, you will get your braids done by the saloon experts.
How much the Box Braids cost?
It is a common question about pricing. And so far, I know everyone is familiar with the price ranges of box braids. For the beginners, depending on your stylist, it can take anywhere from four to eight hours to complete the process. Prices vary according to the style and desired length of your box braids, most stylists charge between $150 and $200 for this style
How to Make Box Braids?
With a little training and experience, you can do your braids at home. For your convenience, we will discuss 10 small steps by completing which you will discover stunning box braids on your head. So let’s get started.
Step 1: Cut and Tether Hair. Cut your locks to the chosen length. Tether and brush the locks out to stop dull ends. This averts the hair for coming slack.
Step 2: Partition Synthetic Hair. Get a small unit of your artificial hair for your first braid. Partition that section into two, cross them over and grab the opposite ends.
Step 3: Prepare Your Normal Hair. Part a small unit of your hair. Divide that section into 3 parts.
Step 4: Formulate Artificial Hair. Attach two of the four pieces of artificial hair together and hold the other strands together.
Step 5: Lay the three strands of artificial hair against your real hair parted in those three sections.
Step 6: Attach Synthetic Hair to Root of Natural Hair. Grab the synthetic hair along with your real hair and begin to weave it in.
Step 7: Begin Braiding Down. Weave synthetic hair and natural hair all the way down.
Step 8: Remove Excess Hair. Cut off excess synthetic hair making sure to avoid natural hair.
Step 9: Finish the Ends. Burn ends or dip ends in hot water to further thin out ends.
Step 10. Smile ?
Don’t worry, if you have any confusion. In that case, you can take help from a professional expert or watch YouTube videos to get practical ideas.
Box Braids may be of a variety of sizes. There are different types of demands in African American women regarding the box braids. For this, this braiding hairstyle is available in every size. You can use it short, medium and long as per your desire.
Like size, color is also an important fact for box braids. Box braids are available in a wide range of colors. They may be black, blue, purple, blonde, red and whatever you like. So, it’s your right to choose the perfect color of the braids.
The box braids are different in thickness too. You can make ultra thick goddess braids with box braids pattern. In the same time, you can make the pixie braids with box braids. The pixie braids are thin and small in nature where the goddess braids are thick and long in nature.
Why Box Braids?
There are thousands of hairstyles introduced and used by the African American people. But why would you us the box braids? Yes, there are some certain reasons which make women wear lovely box braids.
- It gives you the ultimate charm and enchantment with your hairstyle.
- Fit for every season and weather
- Fir for any kind of party, gatherings or wedding.
- Suitable during tour, travels, and
- Creates a passion on your hair and attracts others to bow down in front of your beauty.
Durability and Drawbacks
Every hairstyle has a common period of activeness. After the period, the hairstyle goes messy and harmful for the scalp. Like all another braiding hairstyle, the box braids can be used maximum 2 months after its introduction. But try to remove it within 6 weeks. In the meantime, you have to take care of the hairstyle too. You need to regular undo and redo the whole hairstyle usually after 2 weeks. This will prevent hair damage and breakage. Moreover, excessive use after the life period of this hairstyle can cause you scalp infection.
- Now, pick the best one in your eye for you or your close one and ask your stylist to get it done for you. And of course, do not forget to let us know about your feedback, experience and other related information through the comment box below.