How To: Super Flat & Easy Jumbo Box Braids With Weave
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How To: Super Flat & Easy Jumbo Box Braids

How To: Super Flat & Easy Jumbo Box Braids

What are Jumbo box braids?

Jumbo box braids are a chic, stylish, and protective hairstyle that is extremely popular among African American women. To create Jumbo box braids, natural hair is divided into grids and braided into thicker, full-head braids. 
jumbo box braids with weave

Jumbo box braids come with many benefits:

  • It takes less time to complete than mini braids. 
  • It requires low maintenance and can last up to 2-3 months. 
  • It's a protective style that does help to retain moisture. 
  • It's also a versatile style that allows you to rock any hairstyle you desire.
  • It always looks chic and sexy and pairs well with all styles and occasions.

Tutorial: Jumbo knotless box braids with weaves

Items you need to prepare in advance:

A rattail comb;

Rubber hair ties;

Braiding hair;

Hair gel;

A small edge control brush;

Hair oil.

Step 1: Prepare your natural hair

Give your natural hair a thorough shower and condition it to add extra moisture. Blow it dry on cool and straighten it with a wide-tooth comb. If your natural hair is very curly, using a flat iron to straighten your hair is also a wise choice. However, ensure that you apply a heat protectant before doing so. Ensure your natural hair and scalp are clean and healthy and as flat as possible. This can not only prolong the duration of the box braids style but also help to prevent your natural hair from getting frizzy and tangled.

Step 2: Part your hair

Part your hair about 1 inch above your nape from ear to ear to create a broad horizontal section on the back. Separate this section into 2 smaller sections. Secure each section of hair with a braid. Moving your finger 1 inch higher above the section you just parted. Create the next horizontal part in the middle of the back. Use a rattail comb to separate the middle section into 5 smaller squares, and secure each section with a braid. Use the rattail comb to make a middle part at the crown and separate the hair into six squares. 4 On the top and 2 right above your ears. Secure each square with a braid.

And you have 13 braids on your head. 2 On the bottom section, 5 on the middle section, 4 on the top, and 2 right above your ears.

Step 3:Braid your hair

Section the hair bulk into 13 strands and set them anywhere near your hands. Undo a braid and spread some hair gel on the edges of the grid. Slick it back with the small brush. Create three small pieces on this grid and make a regular braid at the roots. Grab a strand of braiding hair and fold it in the middle. Incorporate braiding hair into your braid and ensure it blends well with your natural hair. Braid as normal until the ends are reached. Secure this feed in a braid with a mini rubber band. Feed-in braids can help your box braids look thicker and flat. It's also a viable solution for those girls with short natural hair but who desire long braid styles. Continue to feed in braiding hair through other grids to create full-head box braids.

Step 4: Twist the end of the braids (optional)

Trim the end to remove any flyaways with a pair of sharp scissors to make the braids more flat and neat if necessary. You can twist the ends and dip them in hot water to seal them off if you prefer a no-elastic style.

Step 5: Style your baby hair

Use a small brush to lay down your baby hair. Applying a small amount of hair oil to the ends of the jumbo box braids to add a smooth and polished touch. 

How to care for box braids?

  • Moisturize the scalp: For the box braids style, the scalp is exposed, which makes the scalp prone to dry. So it's necessary to ensure your scalp is healthy and moist. Before box braiding, wash and condition your natural hair thoroughly. What's more, a leave-in hydrator is also a convenient way to add moisture to your natural hair and scalp. 
  • Wash your braids regularly: The longer the braids last, the more sweat and dirt keep building up. So it is critical to wash your box braids regularly. We highly suggest you wash your braids at least once every two weeks.
  • Style your braids with care: Jumbo box braids with weave can add volume and thickness to the braids, but also extra tension to your scalp. So you'd better avoid wearing tight hairstyles and undo your box braids in time. We recommend not wearing your box braids for over 2 months. 
  • Wrap your braids up at night: Invest in a silk or satin scarf to wrap your braids up before heading to your bed every night. It's a wise choice to avoid frizz and tangles.

 

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