Box braids are incredibly stylish, it’s a hairstyle that will always be in fashion. People like box braids because they offer an excellent opportunity to extend one’s hair and wear versatile hairstyles which look exquisite yet are very simple to do. Box braids also protect your natural hair and offer the benefits of low maintenance. No matter your age, face, or race, braids will look great on you.
Most Celebrities have been spotted with these fun protective up-do this season, Here are 5 simple ways to style them-
#1 Voluminous Top Knot or Bun-
This is probably the most popular way to style your box braids into a chic up-do. Bring the braids to the top of your head, above your forehead. With one hand keeping the braids in place, gather the rest of your hair and merge with the twist. Tie your braids into a high ponytail with a band. Now twist your ponytails and roll them around to form a bun like you normally would. Secure the bun with another band. Voilà
As simple as it sounds… Start with gathering the braids to the top of your head. With one hand keeping the braids in place, gather the rest of your hair and tie your braids into a high/low ponytail with a band.
#3 French Braid Tuck-
The French braid is a beautiful and classic hairstyle. Grab a section of hair from the same height on your head, either back to front or front to back. Separate the section into three equal strands. Cross the right strand over and center strand over each other a few times, in a normal braid. Bring the left strand over the center strand. Alternate crossing the left and right strands over the center. Incorporate a little more hair from the sides each time you cross. Tuck the edges in and secure with a bobbin pin. This look can be taken to work.
#4 Side Fishtail-
This styling is beautiful and great for an average day. Divide your hair into two sections, parting straight horizontally from the middle. Take a strand from the right side and pull it over to the left and the same for the right side. keep alternating sides until you reach the bottom of the braids. Tie off the end with an elastic. If you feel that the fishtail is too tight, use your fingers to gently massage into the strands a little to loosen it slightly.
#5 Easy side sweep-
This is the most simple style of all. Just gather all your braids to the preferred side of your head and you are good to go!