If you know what a square is and can braid, you can do box braids.
And no, this style is not as hard as it looks, so don’t be intimidated by the number of braids you want.
A good thing about this natural styles is that you can also part the hair in diamonds or in a brick pattern, if you’re feeling up to it.
It’s completely up to you!
Level of difficulty: Intermediate
This is also a great hairstyle to wear when you’re transitioning to natural hair, as well as two strand twists.
For both the quick and traditional version, you’ll need:
Start with clean, detangled hair. If your hair is short, it’s a good idea to “stretch” it the night before. That means parting it into four or so sections and putting ponytails about an inch part down the length of the hair to loosen the curl pattern.
1. Traditional Version
2. Quick Version
Build up until you’re finished.
The effect is a beautiful laid stone pattern, although easier and faster than the other way, because you don’t spend a decade getting the parts just right.
I’d love to hear any tips you have on this hairstyle or how this hairstyle turned out for you!
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