Insta-Inspo for Styling Your Box Braids This Summer and Beyond

Insta-Inspo for Styling Your Box Braids This Summer and Beyond
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We find it difficult to label protective styling a “trend” because black women have literally sworn by it for eons. Braids, extensions, wigs and more aren’t just a way to conceal and protect natural strands, they also provide the opportunity for us to show off our creative flair in the ways we wear certain designs, colors and styles. Box braids are especially versatile in that they can be easily manipulated, regardless of their thickness and length.

MORE: 15 Products That Give Protective Styles Lasting Power

And during the summer, the go-to look tends to be the one that occupies ample space on our social feeds. If you plan on going for three-strand twists anytime soon, here’s a batch of Insta-inspo to bookmark when you want to add a little something to your look.

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Rainbow Knots
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Jumbo Plaits
Photo: Instagram/@thesouthernbraider
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X-pressions colour: 99J

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Half-Up, Half-Down
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Curly Ends
Photo: Instagram/@eupreta.s
High-Low Bob
Photo: Instagram/@ecostinhahair
Salt-and-Pepper Braids
Photo: Instagram/@aiyanasakari
Rainbow Braids
Photo: Instagram/@bonniebrooklynn
Jumbo Blonde Braids
Photo: Instagram/@braid_me_queen
Simple and Pulled Back
Photo: Instagram/@tahnee_official
Beaded Braids
Photo: Instagram/@charitytheartist
Space Buns
Photo: Instagram/@lary_boxbraids
Classic with String
Photo: Instagram/@lovmyhairbrand
Face-Framing Braids
Photo: Instagram/@laidsirens
Braided Bob
Photo: Instagram/@jemiomusic
Jumbo Double Buns
Photo: Instagram/@ann_rothh
Orange Micro-Braids
Photo: Instagram/@charitytheartist
Jumbo Orange Braids
Photo: Instagram/@kinkskurlsandcoils
Ombre Blue Braids
Photo: Instagram/@caroletobson
Deep Purple Braids
Photo: Instagram/@loveafrodite
Tied to the Back
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Had a moment but It came and went 🦂 .. #wlyg

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Had a moment but It came and went 🦂 .. #wlyg

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Straight Ends
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Shaved Sides
Photo: Instagram/@armstrongbraids
Curled Ends
Photo: Instagram/@braidsbyrah
Shaved Side with Ponytail
Photo: Instagram/@hairunruled
Earth-Toned Braids
Photo: Instagram/@kaynarapaixao
Classic Style
Photo: Instagram/@_yaramel
Lavender Braids
Photo: Instagram/@latchednhooked
Braided to the Back
Photo: Instagram/@thebeauty_station
High Ponytail
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Sometimes I take #pictures #bts ❤️

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Bob with Shaved Side
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  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Rainbow Knots
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Jumbo Plaits
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  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Curly Ends
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | High-Low Bob
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Salt and Pepper Braids
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Rainbow Braids
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Jumbo Blonde Braids
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Simple and Pulled Back
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Beaded Braids
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Space Buns
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Classic With String
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Face-Framing Braids
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Braided Bob
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Jumbo Double Buns
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Orange Micro-Braids
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Jumbo Orange Braids
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Ombre Blue Braids
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Deep Purple Braids
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Tied to the Back
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Straight Ends
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Shaved Sides
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Curled Ends
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Shaved Side With Ponytail
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Earth-Toned Braids
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Classic Style
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Lavender Braids
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Braided to the Back
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | High Ponytail
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Style Box Braids | Bob With Shaved Side
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