Natural Hair Summer Styles: Box Braids

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I am a fool for box braids!  I wore them back in the 90’s and 2000’s and even met my hubby with them all the way down to my butt.  They are fun, funky, stylish and always a winner for summer ESPECIALLY for naturals!  Believe it or not but they are a great protective style if taken care of properly and not installed to tightly.  



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I may have been swooned by them when Janet rocked them in Poetic Justice and others by Queen Bey, but as time rolls on they are still a hot style to rock. One of the biggest trends this year is all the cute and fun colors available and there’s not better time to have fun with color than in the summer!  It just makes sense to give them a try. 



LONG BOX BRAIDS


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@narahairbraiding


You can have them as long as you want and as many as you want and never fret over whether or not you are over the top. Be you and rock them with long braided pride and creativity.

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@muva.cheekz

I love long box braids and was rocking them way back in the 90s. They are fun, sexy and perfect for summer hair. Don’t knock ’em until you try them!


BOB BOX BRAIDS

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@micah.jones313


A cute box braid bob is perfect for this summer too.  No fuss, no muss! Everyone loves a bob so a box braids is stylish and easy to care for this summer. 

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@bartley.tamika


The classic bob takes on a new form when paired with box braids. Add some color and you take your simple and fun bob to the next level. 


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@vanessa1506


We used to call them dookie braids but big box braids are a favorite among women whether natural or relaxed. The bigger the better many say and I do too!

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@narahairbraiding


Jumbo box braids are fun and just as lovely in varying colors. Have fun this summer rocking bold colors with your big box braids long or short. 

BOX BRAIDS UPDOS


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@regalnneka


All updos are elegant and stylish but box braid updos take the style even further. Lovely, excellent for keeping hair out of the way and a great nighttime trick, wearing them in a bun up high shows the versatility of this protective style. 

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@regalnneka


Box braided updos are stunning when creativity gets involved. Don’t want a boring bun? Try intricate braiding, twists and tucks to land a lovely look this summer. 

BOX BRAIDS WITH COLOR

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@talinymix


Playing with a little color is fun and safe (since you are not coloring your own hair) when rocking box braids. You can go for vivid pops of color to add flair to your hair.

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@magavilhas 

Or just go for full blown color-wheel and adds tons of color from roots to tip or every color of the rainbow. This is the time (summer and with braids) to be as funky and as fun as you wanna be!

BOX BRAIDS – SHAVED SIDES


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@queenteshna


Shaved sides are not slowing down in style and if you want to really jazz it up, add some box braids. The two together compliment one another and let’s you showcase each style in a varying array of looks. 

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@hunnibunnbunn


So sexy and so lovely, shaved sides are ideal for summer to beat the heat off your neck. Add some box braids and you create twisted updos, ponytails that show off your shaved loveliness. Looking for something edgy? This look will get you there.

DIY BOX BRAIDS


Getting braids installed can be pricey especially dependent upon where you live so if you are low on cash but want to rock them regardless, then check out this popular video on how to install them yourself.

Have fun this summer and try the versatility of box braids.  You will never be bored with them I promise!





Are you getting box braids this summer? Are you going to a salon or doing them yourself? Let us know below!

Sabrina

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