how to do box braids
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How to do box braids with hair extensions?
Start braiding. Braiding hair for box braids couldn鈥檛 be simpler. Place the folded extension over your hair tie and pull the strand apart so it lies either side of your natural hair section. This will help keep the braid as close as possible to your scalp.
How to make braids?
In creating your braids, the first thing that you should do is to create one box at a time. It can either be small, medium or large. Divide one hair section into three parts and braid it up to the end. Repeat this procedure until all the hair is braided.
Should you wash your hair before getting box braids?
This will ensure that your hair is healthy and moisturized before going into a long-term style like braids. Box braids can last up to two months, and you can鈥檛 remove all the dirt and build-up from your hair or scalp, so starting with clean hair is always best.
How much synthetic hair do I need for box braids?
Get 6-8 packs of synthetic hair for long, thick braids. Use synthetic hair, rather than human hair, for the box braids, as it will not frizz. Shorter, thinner box braids may require fewer packs of hair. Look for synthetic hair that is smooth and soft at your local beauty supply store or online.