5 reasons why I love Box braids

  1. I Woke up Like This: I quite literally cut my getting ready time in half when I have braids. I spray them with braid spray or water/oil mix and I’m out the door. every now and then I get fancy and try and updo, but even that never takes more than 5-8mins. Effortless
  2. Grow my hair: when done right, especially if you go for the slightly bigger size box braids, this style has true potential for being a protective style. Due to limited manipulation, I often get quite . bit of hair growth during the 4- 6 week period I have them in. I learned the hard way never to go beyond 6 weeks. I also have learned the hard way to watch out for my edges. Gel and pulling it back always seems like a good idea, that is, until you see the aftermath.
  3. Added warmth: I hardly ever get box braids during the hottest summer month. It’s usually my springtime or winter time hair do. For those cold days, even if I forego a scarf, I can rest assured that I have something to keep the cold air out.
  4. Change is Good: I feel sometimes like an entirely new person, especially the first few days/weeks, when every one is seeing the hair do for the first time and all the gushing has me blushing.
  5. Flex/Versatility: Long Box braids are so much more flex than other braid options. You can create a bun, leave it down, re-braid it and several other styles with scarfs, scrunchies etc.




  1. Tanya

    September 8, 2018 at 11:54 am Reply

    You’re so beautiful and such a light 💡. Who does your box braids. I love box braids, but keep losing more edges 😢 so maybe your stylist?? May also depends on hair type etc
    In any case great read😁

  2. Pheralyn

    July 24, 2018 at 1:48 pm Reply

    Versatile for sure and Lovely!

  3. yevandy

    July 24, 2018 at 1:30 pm Reply

    Now i want braids!!!!
    but my edges…. *oh gosh*

  4. Yael

    July 23, 2018 at 10:44 pm Reply

    Beautiful and informative as usual! I have fine 3B curls and admire your variety of hair styles so much.

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