(Last Updated On: November 14, 2020)

Gone are the days when everyone’s braids looks the same. Nowadays, there are so many varieties of box braids popping up all over the place, it’s almost hard to keep up. You might have heard about bohemian box braids and are wondering what they are and how to achieve the look.

That’s why in this post, I will be breaking down what Bohemian box braids are, what type of hair you’ll need, how to get the hairstyle and 40 different hairstyles you can choose from.

Before we get into today’s post, I’d like to bring your attention to the related posts below which details what to do when you have a protective hairstyle on. I want to make sure that you get the best out of your hairstyle and you will come out with long, luscious hair after you take down your bohemian box braids.

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bohemian box braids hairstyles

What are Bohemian box braids?

They are simply curly box braids with curly hair braided into the box braids to give a soft, fuller and voluminous look. If you’re the type that likes to play with your protective style, you will definitely love this hairstyle because you can re-style it into whatever hairstyle you want

What is the easiest Bohemian box braids tutorial you can recommend?

To get started, I recommend watching this easy to follow video tutorial by Glam by Merry

In this video, she used 4 packs of  EZ Braid hair and one pack of 24″ freetress deep twist hair.

What hair should I use for Bohemian box braids?

To get this fun look, you will need any kanekalon or xpressions hair and about one pack of curly crotchet hair such as the freetress deep twist hair. 

How many packs of hair do I need to get Bohemian box braids?

Depending on the length and thickness of the hairstyle you’re going for, you will need anywhere between 5-10 packs of kanekalon hair packs and 1 pack of the freetress deep twist hair. If you will be using x-pressions hair pack, you can get away with about 2 packs of hair. 

How long do Bohemian box braids last?

These hairstyles can last from anywhere from 4-8 months. Like any protective style, I don’t recommend keeping the hairstyle in your hair longer than 8 weeks. It’s crucial that you give your hair a break in order to avoid breakage, especially around the edges. 

How do I take care of my natural hair while it’s in Bohemian box braids?

It’s crucial that you take care of your hair underneath. To do that, I recommend using one of these leave-in conditioner sprays, so that you can moisturize your hair without applying heavy creams. You should also lubricate your scalp with one of these hair growth oils so that your scalp doesn’t dry out while your hair is in a protective style.

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How do I prevent itchy scalp when I have hair extensions on?

If you find that your hair itches after installing hair extensions, I suggest pre-soaking the hair extensions piece in a bowl of diluted apple cider vinegar. You can then wash off the vinegar smell with your favourite shampoo and rinse off with conditioner to add extra softness to the hair.

What are 40 of the most Beautiful Bohemian box braids hairstyles out there?

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1. Short Bohemian Box Braids

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You will need: 1-2 packs of x-pressions kanekalon hair  and 1 pack of the freetress deep twist hair, though you probably won’t use the whole pack.  

short bohemian box braids

2. Bob Bohemian Box Braids with Strings and Braid Rings

You will need: 1 pack of x-pressions kanekalon hair  and 1 pack of the freetress deep twist hair, though you probably won’t use the whole pack.

bob bohemian box braids

3. Hip Length Chunky Bohemian Box Braids

You will need: 1-2 packs of x-pressions kanekalon hair  and 1 pack of the freetress deep twist hair,though you probably won’t use the whole pack.

large bohemian box braids

4. Medium sized hip length Bohemian box braids

You will need: 1-2 packs of x-pressions kanekalon hair  and 1 pack of the freetress deep twist hair,though you probably won’t use the whole pack.

unique bohemian box braids

5. Waist Length Bohemian box braids

This is a regular box braids with curly ends. You can get these unique hair extensions from Amazon here.

gypsy bohemian box braids

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6. Burgundy Bohemian box braids 

You will need: 1-2 packs of burgundy x-pressions kanekalon hair  and 1 pack of burgundy freetress deep twist hair, to match the braids.

bohemian box braids burgundy

7. Burgundy and Black Bohemian box braids with defined edges

This hair style looks to be a mix of black and burgundy hair. You can either replicate the same style or use either one of the colors. 

You will need: 1 pack each of black and burgundy x-pressions kanekalon hair  and 1 pack of burgundy freetress deep twist hair, to match the braids

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8. Chunky hip length Bohemian box braids

You will need: 2-3 packs of x-pressions kanekalon hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

bohemian box braids with curls

9. Waist length Bohemian box braids with hair strings and braid rings.

You can accessorize your braids with hair accessories which you can easily order from Amazon. 

You will need: 2 packs of x-pressions kanekalon hair  and 1 pack of freetress deep twist hair.

bohemian box braids with curls 

10. Small sized and waist length bohemian box braids

You will need: 2-3 packs of x-pressions kanekalon hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

long bohemian box braids

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11. Hip length chunky Bohemian box braids with strings

You will need: 2-3 packs of x-pressions kanekalon hair  and 1 pack of freetress deep twist hair.

jumbo bohemian box braids

12. Voluminous Bohemian box braids with lots of unraveled ends

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You will need: 4-5 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2-3 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

goddess bohemian box braids

13. Homemade Bohemian box braids with braid rings

You will need: 3-4 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

For a complete look, you can also get the eyelash or a similar style here 

boho bohemian box braids

14. Mini Bohemian box braids on fine hair 

You will need: 3 packs of 30″ soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

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15. Messy Bohemian Box Braids

You will need: 4-5 packs of 30″ soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

long bohemian box braids

16. Half Up, Half Down Chunky Bohemian Box braids

You will need: 2-3 packs of #27 soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 1 pack of a matching color freetress deep twist hair.

blonde bohemian box braids

17. Dirty blonde shoulder length Bohemian box braids

Like all other hair style, you can accessorize your hair with cowries or braid rings. 

You will need: 2-3 packs of 20″ soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of matching color freetress deep twist hair.

blonde bohemian box braids

18. Ombre Medium Sized Bohemian Box Braids

To get this cappuccino look, you can mix in a bit of #27 braiding hair and only use #27 of the deep twist hair. 

You will need: 2-3 packs of 26″ soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of TP1B/27 freetress deep twist hair.

bohemian box braids ombre

19. Extra Long Ombre Honey Blonde Bohemian box braids

You will need: 2-3 packs of color #30 soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 1 pack of a matching color freetress deep twist hair.

ombre bohemian box braids

20. Triangle Part Ombre Bohemian Box Braids

You will need: 2-3 packs of colors #27 (blonde) and #30 (copper) soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of #27 (blonde) and #30 (copper) freetress deep twist hair.

triangle bohemian box braids

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21. White girl blonde Bohemian Box Braids

You will need: 2-3 packs of color #613 soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of a matching color freetress deep twist hair

white girl bohemian box braids

22. Teenage Unicorn Blonde Bohemian Box Braids

This is a perfect hairstyle for a pre-teen, teenager and young adult. You can add colorful threads and braid accessories for a more playful look.

You will need: 2-3 packs of color #613 soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of a #613 freetress deep twist hair

blonde bohemian box braids

23. Red hair Bohemian box braids

For an extra pop of color, feel free to add braid rings and cowries.

You will need: 2-3 packs of burgundy soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of a matching freetress deep twist hair

red bohemian box braids

24. Ponytail Stitch Cornrows Bohemian braids with Burgundy hair

This is a fun and unique hairstyle that will have people asking you where you got your hair done and how you got it done. Rather than a simple and traditional cornrows technique, you can add some flair with these Bohemian braids style. 

You will need: 2-3 packs of the burgundy color soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of a matching freetress deep twist hair.

bohemian box braids long in burgundy

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25. Hip Length Bohemian Box Braids

You will need: 3-4 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

bohemian box braids on natural hair

26. Top Knot Bohemian Box Braids

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You will need: 3-4 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

bohemian box braids on 4c natural hair

27. Half Up, Half Down Box Hip Length Box Braids

You will need: 3-4 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

gypsy bohemian box braids

28. Half Up, Half Down Box Braids With Curly Ends

You will need: 3-4 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

goddess bohemian box braids

29. Chunky Bohemian Box Braids with a Gypsy Look

You will need: 2-3 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 1 pack of freetress deep twist hair.

medium bohemian box braids

30. Medium Length Bohemian Box Braids 

You will need: 2-3 packs of color #4 soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 1 pack of matching color freetress deep twist hair.

bohemian box braids on short natural hair

31. Chunky Parts Bohemian Box Braids 

The chunky parts is great for someone who can’t sit for hours to get their hair done or taken down. You can use smaller sections of hair extensions so that you get a fuller look, without the added weight. 

You will need: 2-3 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 1 pack of freetress deep twist hair.

tailbone length bohemian box braids on natural hair

32. Bohemian Lemonade Braids  

This is such a beautiful look, perfect for a teenager or young adult. The eye lashes can also be found HERE on Amazon. 

You will need: 2-3 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 1 pack of freetress deep twist hair.

hip length long bohemian box braids for teenagers

33. Lemonade Feed In Braids 

This soft and fluffy hairstyle adds an extra layer of playfulness to a traditional lemonade braids.

You will need: 2-3 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

fulani cornrows box braids

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34.  Swipe Swoop Lemonade Bohemian Braids

You will need: 2-3 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

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35. Two Step Cornrow Bohemian Box Braids

This hairstyle has cornrows at the front and single braids at the back. It’s a popular hairstyle in many parts of Africa because it’s a 2-in-1 hairstyle that gives you the benefit of a cornrow and braids. 

You will need: 3-4 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

long bohemian box braids

36. Hip Length Bohemian Box Braids With a Wavy Finish

You will need: 3-4 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

bohemian box braids with curly ends

37. Blonde Bohemian Box Braids 

You will need: 2-3 packs of #613 and #30 Copper soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

knee length bohemian box braids
blonde bohemian box braids

38. Waist Length Jumbo Bohemian Box Braids

You will need: 3-4 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.
large bohemian box braids with curls

39. Bronze highlightd Bohemian Box Braids

You will need: 3-4 packs of color #1 and #33 soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.
curly bohemian box braids

40. Side Part Cornrows Bohemian Box Braids

The large parts and small sections of hair extensions makes it so much easier to put your hair up in a ponytail, without needing a large scrunchie, and your box braids are much lighter.

You will need: 3-4 packs of soft yaki kanekalon braiding hair  and 2 packs of freetress deep twist hair.

Which is your favorite and which hairstyle will you be trying first?

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