19.4 C
Johannesburg
Thursday, April 18, 2024
More

    Latest Posts

    How to style your box braids

    When it comes to protective hairstyles, box braids offer exceptional versatility. Unlike cornrows, which involve braiding hair close to the scalp, box braids are created by dividing the natural hair into square sections (resembling boxes) and braiding away from the scalp. Typically, hair extensions are added to the parted hair at the root and secured with a knot before being braided into a three-strand plait. Alternatively, knotless box braids, also known as feed-in braids, can be opted for. Other popular braiding styles for this look include crochet braids and faux locs. The outcome is having individual braids that can be styled into numerous updo’s and hairstyles with ease.

    Here are five looks that we love:

    The Half Up

    How to style your box braids, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    The half up style / Image: Women’s World

    Opt for a minimalist approach with the half up hairstyle, elegantly sweeping the top half away from her face and securing it at the back by twisting two front pieces together. If you’re sporting locs or jumbo box braids, this simple hairstyle offers a quick and gentle way to change your look without the need for excessive tension or numerous pins.

    The braided bun

    How to style your box braids, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    The braided bun hairstyle / Image: Jet Club

    Create your own box braid style by stacking the hair high on one side of the head and twisting the ends into a braid. Once you’ve secured the braided ponytail, twist and pin it into a bun for a chic finish.

    Half braid and undercut

    How to style your box braids, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Half braid and undercut / Image: Pinterest

    When it comes to box braids, their weight can vary depending on the thickness. Looking to reduce that weight? Consider complementing the style with an edgy undercut. This approach involves braiding only the top section of your hair. Additionally, when styled in an updo, your undercut can add a bold statement to your look.

    High ponytail

    How to style your box braids, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    The High Ponytail / Image: Getty Images


    Who says every box braid style has to be intricate? Sometimes, a simple yet chic high ponytail is all you need to elevate your beauty look. If stray baby hairs along your hairline start to detract from your polished updo, consider using a quality edge control gel.

    Splash of colour

    How to style your box braids, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Splash of colour / Image: Refinery29

    If you’re considering incorporating colourful braids into your protective hairstyle, you’ll likely want to find creative ways to showcase these vibrant plaits. With chunky, short box braids, the shorter length creates a pom-pom effect, showcasing a vibrant burst of hair colour.

    Now, go show them your styles!

    Main image: Essence

    Latest Posts

    Don't Miss

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.