The last time I shared a bun tutorial with you, I used my relaxed hair. You can see the tutorial of that perfect sleek bun HERE. Now that my hair is natural (not chemically straightened), I look for protective styling for my it, especially in the Winter when the weather makes my hair dry. Currently, my best protective styling would be those cornrows that I shared HERE but currently, I am wearing box braids and so, today, I will be sharing with you How to Style Box the Braids into an Elegant Bun in 3 minutes…..
Box braids are made with Kanekalon hair extensions. Kanekalon hair extensions are synthetic hair extensions that you can buy from beauty supply stores that caters to African and African – American hair. These days, you can buy them on Amazon or Ebay (I can not guarantee the quality of those ones). Another way to get them is to get your friends to buy them for you if there is a store close buy to them where they sell them.
The name box braids came about by the parting style of the hair which is usually in square. However, the parting style of the hair differs depending on who makes the hair.
Box braids can be worn by everyone. However, the hair is worn more by Africans and African – Americans but they are becoming more popular amongst women of all race, age and background. In the Summer, many woman wear box braids as protective styling especially when they travel around the world.
Styling of the box braids is fun. The hair can be styled into so many different styles. The possibility of how you can wear the box braids is endless. In the video below, I shared HOW TO Style the box braids into a perfect bun in an elegant way. Please, do check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below……..
How to Maintain & Care for Your Box Braids
Aside styling of the box braids, just like any other kinds of hair, the box braids needs to be maintained somehow. While the box braids can be washed depending on your hair type, there are other ways to maintain and care for the box braids without the need to wash every week. To see maintenance TIPS and How I care for my own box braids, please check the post I shared HERE
And that is my quick post on Styling and Maintenance of my box braids. I do hope you found the short video helpful. Please let me know what you think in the comments below. Have any questions, please ask me below.
I want to thank you so much for reading. Have fun styling your own box braids. And hey, I have other fun and chic ways I style the box braids on my box braids viral video with more than 105K views, you can see it HERE