hi hi all! I am so freaking excited about today’s post because we are focusing on my one true love..box braids. I have been getting braids done for the past year and a half or so and I literally can’t imagine my life before them. I’ll never forget when I first got them I thought I looked so bad but now I feel like the struggle is REAL when I have to take them out. I try and style my box braids different every day to switch it up and because it’s fun! I see so many girls get braids and not try and style them so I wanted to share my super easy go-to styles for my braids.
Half up pigtails
2 Top Knots
Main Character Messy Buns
Half up Half Down
Now let’s talk products. I have a list of products I literally can’t live without while having my braids. While box braids are super easy to maintain, using the right products will make them last longer and stay looking fresh. Cause these braids are NOT cheap we want to have them in for as long as possible.
I sleep with a bonnet every single night. I make sure I also use my silk pillowcase if for some weird reason my bonnet falls off while sleeping. I like using this long one because it covers all my braids
Using a good leave in conditioner even while your braids are IN makes sure your hair stays moisturized and healthy while leaving them in. Even though we wear braid as a protective style you want to make sure you’re still showing love to your natural hair.
I love using this black panther edge control. She is no joke. I tried it on my instagram stories and literally SCREAMED. This helps keep ALL your fly aways down and makes sure those baby hairs don’t move.
When I’m feeling frizzy I love to dip into my lotta body coconut foam. It smells super good and makes sure there is little to no frizz in my hair. I use this about every other day to keep up on shine and make my braids look smooth.
I’m literally counting down the days until my next braids come in (12 days) but I’m hoping this gives you inspo to go IN and style your braids and make the most out of your styles.