How to Style Your Box Braids This Summer & Beyond

Aug 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Inspo for Styling Your Box Braids
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We find it difficult to label protective styling a “trend” because Black women have literally sworn by it for eons. Braids, extensions, wigs and more aren’t just a way to conceal and protect natural strands, they also provide the opportunity for us to show off our creative flair in the ways we wear certain designs, colors and styles. Box braids are especially versatile in that they can be easily manipulated, regardless of their thickness and length.

And during the summer, the go-to look tends to be the one that occupies ample space on our social feeds. If you plan to go for three-strand twists anytime soon, here’s a batch of Insta-inspo to bookmark when you want to add a little something to your look.


Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /30: Rainbow Knots

1/30 :Rainbow Knots

2/30 :Jumbo Plaits

3 /30: Half-Up, Half-Down

3/30 :Half-Up, Half-Down

4 /30: Curly Ends

4/30 :Curly Ends

5 /30: High-Low Bob

5/30 :High-Low Bob

6 /30: Salt-&-Pepper Braids

6/30 :Salt-&-Pepper Braids

7 /30: Rainbow Braids

7/30 :Rainbow Braids

8 /30: Jumbo Blond Braids

8/30 :Jumbo Blond Braids

9 /30: Simple & Pulled Back

9/30 :Simple & Pulled Back

10 /30: Beaded Braids

10/30 :Beaded Braids

11 /30: Space Buns

Space Buns
Image: Lary_boxbraids/Instagram.

11/30 :Space Buns

12 /30: Classic With String

12/30 :Classic With String

13 /30: Face-Framing Braids

13/30 :Face-Framing Braids

14 /30: Braided Bob

14/30 :Braided Bob

15 /30: Jumbo Double Buns

15/30 :Jumbo Double Buns

16 /30: Orange Microbraids

16/30 :Orange Microbraids

17 /30: Jumbo Orange Braids

17/30 :Jumbo Orange Braids

18 /30: Ombré Blue Braids

18/30 :Ombré Blue Braids

19 /30: Deep Purple Braids

19/30 :Deep Purple Braids

20 /30: Tied to the Back

20/30 :Tied to the Back

21 /30: Straight Ends

21/30 :Straight Ends

22/30 :Shaved Sides

23 /30: Curled Ends

23/30 :Curled Ends

24 /30: Shaved Side With Ponytail

24/30 :Shaved Side With Ponytail

25 /30: Earth-Tone Braids

25/30 :Earth-Tone Braids

26 /30: Classic Style

26/30 :Classic Style

27 /30: Lavender Braids

27/30 :Lavender Braids

28 /30: Braided to the Back

28/30 :Braided to the Back

29 /30: High Ponytail

29/30 :High Ponytail

30 /30: Bob with Shaved Side

30/30 :Bob with Shaved Side