Puzzle Box Braids
Box braids are truly one of the original G.O.A.T.’s of protective styles. Whether they are long, short, multi or mono in color, there is no wrong way to rock this hairstyle.
However, there is also nothing wrong with adding a fresh spin on a classic. Are you getting bored of the same box braid style?
If you are but are short on ideas, you should try playing with your parting pattern and do a puzzle part box braids!.
One of the trending protective styles is Puzzle Part Box Braids. At first glance you may think this is a kids hairstyle, but many adult women are opting for this look. If you’re curious about how it’s done check out this tutorial below.
How To Do Puzzle Box Braids
- a styling gel/edge control of your choice (We recommend that you try the PureFix Hair Elixir which is a great scalp moisturizer (while promoting growth). It has a cooling sensation once you rub it in and it’s perfect for protective styles.)
- a comb for parting
- rubber bands
- braiding hair
- a pitcher of hot water
- a towel
- accessories of your choice
HOW Long Does Puzzle Box Braids Last?
Puzzle part box braids are a unique style that’ll definitely give your hair some edge. The star-shaped pattern it creates, as well as the two-toned hair colors, will definitely turn heads — and the best part is, the style lasts for four to six weeks.
Are Braids Good for Natural Hair?
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If you’re wondering if box braids are good for natural hair, the short answer is: it all depends on the state of your natural hair. While they certainly make a great protective hairstyle and also help you retain length, they are better suited to those who don’t have issues with severe dryness, thinning or scalp conditions.
Box braids are good for natural tresses that need a break from heated styling and are a fun way to change up your look if you’re bored. The reason why they’re so popular is to do with the fact they require less attention than natural hair and allow you to get creative with color and styles without any commitment.
How To Maintain Braids with Natural Hair?
As we’ve mentioned above, box braids are a popular low-maintenance for black women, but you can extend the lifespan of them by using the right styling products.
We suggest you invest in a leave-in conditioner spray, like the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist, which will help keep your scalp and braids moisturised.
When you start to notice you’re edges becoming fluffy, you can easily polish them up with some hair gel. Our favorite is the VO5 Mega Hold Styling Gel, which offers the perfect control and can put up with high humidity.
Editor’s tip: Finish off this playful look with a few pumps of the Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Instant Shine & Repair Treatment.
Puzzle box braids are a great hairstyle for the upcoming summer season. It is easy to create and remains stylish without being too difficult or complicated.