DIY Box Braids Tutorial

Box braids are my favorite form of protective styling.

I use this “rubberband” method when I do them myself, and of course, I wanted to share it with you all.

WHAT I USED AND WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Kanekalon hair or any braiding hair
  • Eco Styler Gel or any gel (without flaking)
  • Miss Jessie’s Curly Buttercreme or any moisturizer
  • Hair rubberbands
  • Detangling ideas: combs/brushes

For the best results start off with freshly washed hair, then DETANGLE!

For medium to long hair: part into 4 sections

For short hair: separate in hair in half


Choose a section of your hair to start off with, begin parting and follow these steps:

  1. Once your hair is in parted into box sizes of your choice, moisturize your hair with a small amount of moisturizer.

2. Wrap your hair in the rubberband, don’t pull too tight!

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3. Take a small amount of gel and 2-strand twist your hair.

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4. Decide how big or small you want your braids and take the appropriate amount of braiding hair.

5. Separate the braiding hair into 3 parts and attach it to your twist.

6. BRAID, BRAID, BRAID GIRL! (Try and keep up your braiding pace so the braid pattern remains the same throughout the styling process)

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7. Repeat with all your hair until done.

8. CAREFULLY dip in boiling hot water for 10 seconds to secure ends or CAREFULLY burn ends with a lighter until they closed.

AND THAT’S IT GIRL!

You’re all done and ready to slay 🙂


WATCH ME DO MY OWN BOX BRAIDS BELOW!

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