Box braids are a protective hairstyle that can prevent hair breakage or hair damage… anddddd box braids are also super cute!
You can rock them in different sizes, different lengths and different colors! Today, I’m sharing 11 ways you can rock black and blonde box braids!
Brief history lesson: Box braids are a protective hairstyle for those who might have a high risk of hair breakage or hair damage. The style was originally worn by African-Americans as their natural hair would be too fragile to stay in other styles that required the use of heat.
Box braids are great for anyone with thick, tight curls who wants to stretch their curls out and give them some movement which is not possible with other protective styles like twists and bantu knots.
Now that you’re had a brief lesson, let’s get into 11 super cute black and blonde box braids hairstyles!
1. Honey Black and Blonde Small Box Braids
The classic long and skinny black and blonde braids.
2. Half black, half blonde box braids
Make it Cruella Deville… but with black and blonde box braids!
3. Peek-a-boo blonde and black braids
Don’t want to ombre your hair? Try peekaboo blonde box braids underneath your black box braids
4. Honey Blonde And Black Ombre Small Box Braids
One of my favorite ways to rock box braids is in a ponytail. These honey blonde and black ombre braids are super cute and braided into an instant hairstyle!
5. One-sided box braids
6. Long black and blonde box braids
7. Honey Black and Blonde Box Braids With Hair Out
Why just rock box braids when you can add a little braiding hair leave-out? These cute box braids add a flare with straight back cornrows and leave-out weave hair
8. Honey Black and Blonde Goddess Braids
Instead of box braids, why not rock goddess braids instead?
9. Black and blonde crocheted braids
Brandi did not come to disappoint with these beautiful crochet braids with black and blonde intertwined
10. Chunky blonde and black box braids
The benefit of chunky box braids? They’re cute AND take way less time to braid hair!
11. Platinum Blonde Box Braids
Blonde comes in a multitude of colors. Rock your box braids with a little platinum blonde.
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Who looks good with blonde and black box braids?
Anyone can rock box braids! Anyone can rock blonde hair! And YES, Black and blonde box braids on dark skin look great just like blonde and black box braids on dark skin! Don’t believe me?! Check out my blog post all about blonde hair on dark skin.
How to care for your black and blonde box braids?
The beauty of box braids is how low maintenance they are but they do need a little care! A few ways to take care of your box braids is to keep them looking fresh and hydrated. Dull and fuzzy box braids are NOT it.
How do you take care of your natural hair with box braids?
Box braids are a great protective style choice because it can last for weeks. But to maintain healthy hair, you should cleanse the scalp, oil the hair, and moisturize the hair with other natural products that will nourish your strands.
The following steps will help you take care of your box braids:
The first step is to keep your hair clean and conditioned. Be sure to avoid silicone-based serums, oils, hair sprays or other styling products that will build up and can cause a buildup of hair on the scalp which will lead to irritation and itchiness.
These same products may also prevent the braids from holding well.
Getting box braids is a great way to change up your look and it can be a wonderful protective style. But, what do you do after you get them?
We have a few tips for how to maintain your box braids so they last as long as possible.
Co-wash your hair:
Co-washing is the process in which you wash your hair with conditioner and water only. This will help keep the product build-up out of your hair and also hydrate it.
You can also use a conditioner bar or leave-in conditioner which would be an easier way to wash your hair. Be sure to only wash your scalp while wearing your box braids.
Here are a few of my favorite products to co-wash your hair:
Moisturizing your hair
moisturizing your box braids will help them retain their softness and shine over time if they get dry from the weather, products, or daily styling. You can do this by applying a shea butter or oil mixture on your braids while they are still in their braided form or while they are unraveled and washed.
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