(Last Updated On: July 15, 2021)
Box braids is a versatile hairstyle that can be worn anytime of the year and to any occasion. They can be styled in any hairstyle of your choosing.
 
Thats why in this post, I will be recommending 50 beautiful box braids hairstyles to style your hair in. I will also be answering popular questions such as how many packs of hair you’ll need and how to take care of your natural hair while in box braids.

How many packs of hair do you need for

Depending on the length and volume you’re going for, the number of hair packs you’ll need will vary. Please keep in mind that you might get a different look depending on the hair you choose to work with.

Xpressions Hair: 4-6 packs (the more hair you use, the heavier your hairstyle will feel)

Regular Kanekalon Hair: 10-14 packs

How long do box braids last for?

Box braids can last anywhere between eight to ten weeks. I wouldn’t recommend wearing your hair longer than ten weeks because your roots will become matted due to product build-up and it can be difficult to detangle your hair at this point. This is why a lot of women end up not reaping the benefits of protective styling, and so instead of gaining length, they will lose hair due to excessive breakage. 

50 Beautiful Box Braids Hairstyles You Can Try For Your Next Protective Hairstyle

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1. Bob Box Braids with Blonde Highlights

What you’ll need: Two packs of color #1 and 27 braiding hair extensions and rubber bands to secure the ends from unraveling. 

short box braid bob

2. Chunky Shoulder Length Box Braids with Accessorized Ends

These braids were loosely braided to give this soft look. It also looks like rubber bands were used on the roots and ends.

What you’ll need: Two packs of color #1 X-pression braiding hair extensions, braid rings, and rubber bands to secure the ends from unraveling.

3. Jumbo Shoulder Length Box Braids With Gold Cuff End Rings 

What you’ll need: Two packs of color #1 X-pression braiding hair extensions, braid rings, and rubber bands to secure the ends from unraveling.

box braid with beads at the end

4. Jumbo Chin Length Box Braids With gold Threads and Braid Ring Ends

What you’ll need: Two packs of color #1 braiding hair extensions, braid accessories, and rubber bands to secure the ends from unraveling.

short box braid

5. Blonde Bob Box Braids with Burnt Ends

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #27 braiding hair extensions.

short box braid

6. Half-Up Half-Down Shoulder Length Box Braids

What you’ll need: Two packs of color #1 braiding hair extensions and rubber bands to secure the ends from unraveling. 

goddess box braids

7. Box Braids with Rubber Band Ends

What you’ll need: Two packs of color #1 braiding hair extensions and colored rubber bands to secure the ends from unraveling. 

short box braids rubber band method

8. Bob Box Braids with Burnt Ends

What you’ll need: Two packs of color #1 braiding hair extensions, braid accessories, and rubber bands to secure the ends from unraveling.

Bob box braids

9. Shoulder Length Curly Bohemian Box Braids

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 yaki braiding hair extensions and water wave crochet hair packs

10. Blue and Purple Shoulder Length Bohemian Box Braids

What you’ll need: One pack each of blue and purple braiding hair extensions along with blue and purple curly crochet hair packs. 

11. Box Braids with Curly Ends

To get the curly ends, you can tie knots at the ends and dip them in hot water, then take out the knots after your hair drys out. 

What you’ll need: A few packs of yaki braiding hair extensions. These hair extensions are pre-stretched and itch-free, which means that your scalp won’t be itchy and irritated after installing. 

 

 

12. Box Braids in a Mega Bun

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 braiding hair extensions.

bandana with box braid

13. Box Braids in a Top Knot

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 braiding hair extensions.

box braid updo hairstyle

14. Half-Up Half-Down Ombre Blonde Box Braids in a Bun

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1B/27 pre-stretched yaki braiding hair extensions.

ombre box braidsblonde

15. Multi-Style Box Braids on a College Student

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pression braiding hair extensions.

box braid with a bun on top

16. Bohemian Box Braids

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pression braiding hair extensions and two packs of 24″ freetress deep twist hair.

box braids with curls

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17. Box Braids with Curly Ends 

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #4 braiding hair extensions and some ocean wave crochet hair packs for the curly ends. 

18. Traditional Box Braids with Less Hair 

You can tell the hairstylist didn’t use too many hair packs for this hairstyle, that’s why there’s a lot of space between each braid. This is a great option for women who can’t stand the extra weight of hair extensions and enjoy putting their hair up without having to deal with excess weight. 

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 braiding hair extensions and some ocean wave crochet hair packs for the curly ends. 

long box braid hairstyle

19. Chunky Box Braid with Braids Accessories

If you’re looking for a quick hairstyle that doesn’t take too much time to put in and take out, then these chunky box braids are for you.

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pression braiding hair extensions.

long box braids with beads

20. Waist Length Box Braids 

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pression braiding hair extensions.

long box braids hairstyles

21. Waist Length Burgundy Box Braids 

What you’ll need: A few packs of 30″ pre-stretched burgundy hair extensions.

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colored box braid on brown skin

22. Hip Length Box Braids with Curly Ends

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #27 braiding hair extensions and one pack of passion twist hair extensions.

large box braid with curly ends

23. Hip Length Chunky Blonde Box Braids 

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #27 X-pression braiding hair extensions. X-pression hair packs are longer and fuller than traditional kanekalon hair packs, which is the reason why they often cost a bit more. 

blonde box braid on dark skin

24. Copper Box Braids 

What you’ll need: A few packs of coper X-pressions braiding hair extensions

long box braid with color

25. Traditional Box Braids with Chunky Parts 

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

26. Medium-Sized Box Braids 

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

jumbo goddess box braids

27. Summer Box Braids on Teenagers 

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

long box braids styles

28. Honey Blonde Box Braid

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

honey blonde box braid

29. Blue and Pink Ombre Box Braids

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

30. Goddess Box Braids with Curly Ends

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

 

goddess box braid with curly ends

31. Ombre Box Braid

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

box braid hairstyle

32. Ombre Box Braid Hair

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

Ombre Box Braid Hair

33. Honey Blonde Box Braid

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

 

box braids bun styles

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36. Short Box Braid Curly Ends

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #30 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

box braids curly ends

37. Long Goddess Box Braid

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

 

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box braids bun

39. Long Hair Style Box Braid

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

 

40. Long Hair Box Braid with Ombre Color

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

ombre box braid

41. Long Colored Box Braids with Bun Hairstyles

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

long box braids hairstyles

42. Long Box Braid With Accessories String

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

43. Blonde Box Braids Bun Hairstyle

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

44. Long Box Braid Hairstyles With Metal Cuffs

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

45. Mixed Color Box Braids

What you’ll need: A few packs of these colorful yaki braiding hair extensions and clear beads.

 

46. Twisted Long Box Braid Hairstyle

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

47. Burgundy Bun Box Braid Hairstyle

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

48. Butterfly Box Braid Style

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

 

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50. Box Braids Colored Hair Bun Style

What you’ll need: A few packs of color #1 X-pressions braiding hair extensions

 

 

 

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