Bored of rocking the same box braids day after day? While these woven miracles are great for natural-haired girls, that doesn’t stop you falling victim to hair boredom (sigh). Yet even if you’re in a styling rut, parting with your braids may seem impossible — which is where box braids with colour come in.
7 amazing different colour box braids that put regular box braids to shame
1. Sunflower yellow braids
Usually, yellow is a big no-no in the hair colour department — but in this case we’re totally on board.
2. Cherry cola braids
For all the colour newbies out there, get a glimpse of this cherry red colour. While it is technically ‘coloured hair‘ the deep red hue blends subtly into your natural shade, enabling you to test the waters in safety! Credit: @mad.kruss
3. Purple rain braids
Got long-length or medium box braids? With colour of varying shades, you’ll be able to create a flowing, highlighted masterpiece, like this lady’s mix of different purple tones.
A great way to add more interest and dimension to your locks, it’s a fab alternative to sticking to one block colour. Credit: @dreamhair_slayer
Editor’s tip: Whichever colour braids 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 stop them drying out.
4. Bubblegum pink braids
Girly girls, this one’s for you. Wear your passion for pink loud and proud with candy pink box braids. Take the look one step further and match your hair to your outfit (like this Instagrammer) for a top-to-toe pink lady look! Credit: @zwanettameyer
5. Spearmint braids
The great thing about box braids is that you don’t actually have to colour your own hair at all, as the extra lengths are simply woven in during the process.
Thanks to this, you can try out colours that you wouldn’t usually be able to pull off on darker hair without pre-lightening with bleach. Just take this minty-fresh seasfoam shade as the ideal example! Credit: @inkysweet
6. Electric blue braids
The only problem will be deciding between midnight blue, navy or indigo… decisions, decisions! Credit: @khadajeeee
7. Pastel hair
Festival season may be over but pastel hair is for life (well, this is what we’re telling ourselves anyway!).
We hope you loved these colourful box braids — will you be giving any of them a try? For even more natural hair inspo, click on over to our Black Hairstyles page to discover tonnes of fun styles to try, from bantu knots to flat twists!