Perfect for natural or relaxed hair, the popular late 90’s and early 2000’s extended box braids are once again making a fashion statement. Celebrities such as Shaunie O’Neal, Solange Knowles, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Beyonce are embracing this hip hair trend.
This wake up and go chic hair-do is a great way to give your hair a break from heat while giving it time to grow. Although extended box braids are low-maintenance, it is important to wash your hair every few weeks, keep your scalp oiled, avoid using too many products that will make your braids look frizzy and prevent hair breakage from pulling hair back too tight.
Box braids are a great way to experiment with different hairstyles while having a lasting trendy boho look. You can simply wear it out, make a topknot bun, do a fishtail braid or braiding your hair and then taking it out to create a wavy look. Check out how these celebrities style their box braids.