Braids have become a favourite hairstyle for many black women. This is because of their longevity, the price of plaiting and their protective value. When going for braids, though, one may want to have some well-defined style that uniquely accentuates one’s beauty, and here is where box braids come in.
Box braids come in handy when one wants to rock a protective hairstyle. It protects your hairline and brings about an elegant and desirable look when done well.
If you are a lover of box braids, here are several ways you can go for box braids without repeating the same look repeatedly.
Six ways to do box braids
Box braids with curly ends
The typical way to plait box braids involves leaving the ends of the braid straight. However, one can get a new look by going for box braids with curly ends. This style gives one a unique look as the curls highlight the whole hairdo. Also to note is that one can choose plain curled ends or coloured spiral ends. Coloured ends can be whichever colour one likes, such as blonde, red or whatever colour one loves.
Large-size box braids
Medium-sized box braids are common and, most of the time, the one way one thinks of when going for box braids. One may decide to go for the jumbo-sized box braids. Apart from taking a relatively short time to plait the jumbo-size braids, it also conspicuously brings out the box style.
Small Size box braids
One can also decide to be unconventional and go for the small-size box braids. Though not unique, these will be unique to individuals if they have been rocking medium-sized box braids. Here, one can either go for the short or long types. It may take longer to plait these box braids, but longevity would be the long-run advantage.
You can also go for your favourite colours
Usually, people go for plain and dark shades when plaiting box braids, such as black or dark brown. If one has been going for these colours and has no issue with wearing bright colours, then here is the good news, box braids also come in beautiful with bright colours. Here, one only chooses their favourite colour and rocks the new coloured box braids.
Center parted box braids
Centre-parted braids are one where hair is divided in such a way that creates two sections of braids as parted by a line from the forehead to the back of the head. This look can also be created when rocking the box braids.
Box braids with beads
The list would not be complete without bringing in the beads. Beads come in handy when making the braids have a unique and stylish look from the conventional braids, which are usually plain. These beads can also be used when rocking box braids. Here, one decides the type and colour of beads to use after the braids have been done.
All these ways of rocking box braids ensure that one achieves a unique look. Though all are box braids, their specific details give them the uniqueness that eliminates the monotonous look that comes with common box braids.
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