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40 Box Braids Hairstyles for Black Women to Try in 2021

40 Box Braids Hairstyles for Black Women to Try in 2021

Years come and go, seasons change, different braided hairstyles trend but box braids remain forever.

Think we’re being dramatic? Box braids go back as early as 3000 BC and that doesn’t look like it will change for years to come.

Characterized by the square/box like parts that are used while braiding the hair, box braids are a forever fave for many.

If you just like us, are always up for a cute box braids hairstyle, we put together 40 box braids hairstyles you’ll love in 2021.

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Boho knotless box braids

Boho braids aka bohemian box braids are achieved by adding curly hair in chosen parts on your box braids. The curly hair plus the knotless method of braiding makes this style stunning.

boho box braids
@onlybells_

boho box braids
@onlybells_

Knotless braids

You already know we’re obsessed with knotless braids on this blog. Go ahead and check out everything you need to know abut this box braids variant here.

large knotless box braids
@jadeandjala

large knotless box braids
@jadeandjala

large knotless box braids
@jadeandjala

Burgundy box braids

This color of box braids is just simply not done or appreciated enough.

burgundy box braids
@naomieve_

burgundy box braids
@naomieve_

Box braids with curly ends

We’re living for these knee length mixed colors box braids with curly ends.

box braids with curly ends
@thisthingcalledfashion

long mixed colors box braids with curly ends
@thisthingcalledfashion

Large box braids

Mix up different shades of blond for the ultimate mixed blend box braids look.

mixed blonde shades box braids

mixed blonde colors box braids
@adilaalvesoficial

Classic long box braids

Bucket hats. We love buckets hats as an accessory for any hairstyle.

bucket hat on box braids
@braidsgang

box braids with a bucket hat
@braidsgang

Jumbo box braids

If you’re not trying to sit down for hours to get your hair braided, opt for this box braids style.

jumbo box braids
@hairbyparola

jumbo box braids
@hairbyparola

Chunky box braids

Another perfect way to style your jumbo box braids.

@_cicimichele

Bob boho knotless box braids

Simple, cute and lightweight.

bob knotless braids

Jumbo box braids with beads

The perfect hairstyle if you don’t want too many braids on your head.

jumbo box braids with beads
@africansbraids

jumbo box braids with beads
@africansbraids

Fresh box braids

There’s nothing that’s more beautiful than a fresh set of box braids with laid edges. Don’t get us started on the free face lift that comes with it.

fresh knotless box braids with laid edges
@africansbraid

Box braids styled in a scarf

Throw your braids in a ponytail and wrap them in a scarf.

box braids styled in a scarf
@nikkifabgemi

@nikkifabgemi

Bob boho box braids

Bob boho knotless box braids. The perfect combo.

bob boho knotless box braids
@braidsplug

bob boho knotless box braids.

Cute box braids styles

You can style your box braids in 6 different beautiful ways.

how to style box braids

Long knotless box braids

Long knotless box braids are a classic.

long knotless box braids
@lisa.onuoha

long knotless box braids
@lisa.onuoha

Mixed colors knotless box braids

It’s safe to say we’re obsessed with the mixed colors braids trend.

mixed colors knotless box braids
@lisa.onuoha

mixed colors knotless box braids
@Lisa.onuoha

Blonde box braids

They do say that blondes have more fun.

blonde box braids with curly ends
@ghanabraidstyles

Mixed colors box braids

We love a good mixed colors box braids blend.

@jadeandjala

Red box braids

If you’re feeling bold, go for red box braids.

red box braids
@baddiella

Red box braids
@baddiella

Mixed colors small box braids

The mixed colors box braids seem to be a big trend right now. You can achieve this look using colors 613, 24 & 27.

mixed colors small box braids
@uchejn

Braided fringe box braids

Don’t want to be boring with your box braids? Add a braided fringe with some beads.

cute box braids with a braided fringe
@oureinaa

Blonde small box braids

Color 613 box braids are a fav for many.

blonde/color 613 box braids
@umoushaw

blonde/color 613 box braids
@umoushaw

Jumbo box braids

Brown jumbo box braids get a yes from us.

Chunky box braids
@melissaghysels

brown jumbo/chunky box braids
@melissaghysels

Which box braids hairstyle will you be trying?

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