Our favorite girls everywhere are giving us more reasons why box braids are the coolest and most timeless hairstyle of all. The specialty of braids is that they come in various shapes and sizes. Be it corn rows, fishtail, French, or the iconic knotless, every braid is unique.
The use of these hairstyles can not only make you look feminine but also powerful and fierce at the same time. This hairstyle can be deemed one of the most versatile hairstyles of all time. Box braids look great on their own and also if styled into other updos.
The hairstyle has been popular in black culture for many centuries. Box braids are made by sectioning your hair into small boxes before braiding it all the way to the bottom. If you are thinking about doing box braids, it is essential to keep your hair and scalp in great condition.
At first, after the braids, your scalp can feel itchy but a good scalp tonic will give relief. Another tip is to keep your hair cuticles nourished by spraying on a leave-in conditioner, moisturizing cream, or hair oil. Wash your braids regularly and massage the product thoroughly rather than rubbing it in.
Here are some of our favorite stars who are excellently rocking those box braids. Take some inspiration for your next hairstyle.
Normani is giving us some Janet Jackson vibes with her Poetic Justice braids. We are obsessed with the way a high ponytail has been swooped in on each side as the baby hairs are laid down and there is a slight curl at the end.
Gabrielle Union is rocking jumbo braids which are evenly styled and have a tight finish. This hairstyle can be done quickly and is fun to achieve.
Faced box braids
Storm Reid’s faded box braids are lovely as her blond hair is weaved in with her natural hair. Her hair is braided out halfway through as the wavy extension is let loose mid-way down. This is creating a fade from the braid and gives us beachy vibes.
Bantu Box Braids
Marsai Martin is a pro when it comes to hairstyles as she never fails to wow us. The Bantu knots and the two-stand fringe will give your look an extra oomph. This is yet another example of making your box braids look unique.
Auburn box braids
Braids are already so cool but then Zendaya comes in with this auburn set and makes it way cooler. The hair will allow a lot of movement and fun as the braids are long and thick from root to bottom.
Letitia Wright’s half-up and half-down box braids with a high donut bun are worthy of more recognition. She even glammed up her donut with crystals scattered around.
Bleached Box braids
Rapper Bia is bringing her Barbie energy for us with her extra long, bleach blonde along with pink chunky boxy braids.
High Pony Box Braids
These box braids are styled in a high ponytail making it look clean and thin for that wind-swept look.
Top Knot Box braids
Zoe Kravitz gave us an alternative take on box braids as she pulled them into a top knot. She also added some curls to frame her cheekbones along with an undercut for an edge.
Eva Marcille, actress and model is channeling her Rapunzel energy with these honey-blonde box braids. She also added some braid beads and string to make it look chicer.