Okay, so you finally got beautiful box braids, but after wearing them down for 7 days straight, you might find yourself desperate to try a new hairstyle. Now before you hastily unravel your mane, let us ask you this: have you ever considered rocking a box braids ponytail?
If you’ve been paying attention to the runways and red carpets this season, you’ll know that there’s been a renewed love for ponytails in all shapes and sizes — so it was only a matter of time before the trend made its way into the box braids world.
Now forget everything you think you know about ponytails thus far, because as soon as you see how these Instagram stars rock box braids in a ponytail, you won’t want to wear it any other way!
Ponytail box braids: 7 ways to work the trend like an Instagrammer
1. Romantic low ponytail
Kicking things up a notch is this trendsetter, who has turned her mane into a romantic masterpiece by working her box braids ponytail low and with a delicate pink hue!
Exuding tonnes of carefree and effortless vibes, she has also chosen to leave a couple of her colourful box braids loose, giving it an extra touch of charm. Credit: @bestboxbraids
2. Undone low box braids ponytail
Got a more casual event to attend and don’t need your locks to look pristine? Say no more. Opting for a messy, undone box braids ponytail (just like this Instagrammer has) will make you look like a street style star in no time.
Psst: Khaki green is the colour of the season, so earn yourself some extra sartorial points and get the hue in your box braids, too! Credit: @natalyneri
Editor’s tip: Whichever ponytail box braids style you decide to go for, be sure to protect your tresses with a leave-in conditioner spray, like the TRESemmé Oleo Radiance Bi-Phase Conditioning Mist. This will help to keep your strands hydrated and leave them with a lustrous sheen.
3. Accessorised low ponytail
As this trendsetter demonstrates, adding in a few accent pieces to ponytail box braids can really make your mane look like a work of art. Take notes, ladies, take notes! Credit: @olay.mia
4. High ponytail box braids
We may not be mathematicians, but one equation we do know is this: box braids + high ponytail = the dreamiest hairstyle ever! This sultry yet minimal hairstyle is perfect for days or nights where you want to exude high-fashion vibes (so basically always).
Top tip: When you’re rocking box braids in a ponytail, you can easily make your hairband undetectable by wrapping a piece on your own braid around it, like this mega-babe has done. Credit: @graciii3
Editor’s tip: Finish off this flirty look with a healthy spritz of the TONI&GUY Iluminating Hair Perfume. Not only will this help add some shine to your look, but it’ll also make your hair smell absolutely divine!
5. Poetic Justice box braids high ponytail
When it comes to high ponytail box braids, take your style cue from Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice and you’ll #slay wherever you go!
6. Side-swept high ponytail box braids
We never though we would be happy to see the return of this ’80s hair trend, but this trendsetter manages to make a high side ponytail look super modern and cool. How? Simply with the help of a bright headband!
7. Side braided ponytail box braids
Who needs hair accessories when your hair can be an accessory? After fashioning your box braids in a ponytail, simply braid it for a chic and unique look that’s bound to get everyone talking.
Just imagine how cool this box braid hairstyle would look like with a fancy fishtail plait? Or perhaps a four-strand braid? No, wait, a headband braid! Argh, so many choices, we’ll just have to try them all. Credit: @natalyneri
And there you have it people, the ponytail box braids you should be rocking for the season ahead! But if these woven miracles weren’t enough to whet your appetite, we suggest heading over to our Braids page, where you’ll discover the all latest trends from the plaiting world!