When you’re constantly wearing your long or short box braids down, it’s easy to get bored. But instead of putting off getting them or taking them out, we suggest you try out the latest trend we’ve been seeing everywhere: curly box braids.
These types of box braids are either left undone and curly at the ends, or have been weaved in with wet and wavy braiding hair, creating the illusion of curly locks (cool, right?). And if you’re dying to know more, here are 5 reasons you should give the trend a go.
Why you should get curly box braids this spring
1. Because it’s It girl-approved
We predicted that Selah Marley would soon be on everyone’s radars, so when we spotted her at Paris Fashion Week with curly box braids (look closely at her ends!), we knew we were witnessing mane history in the making.
2. And red carpet-approved, too!
Editor’s tip: Want to make your curly box braids look red carpet-worthy? All you have to do is apply a few drops of the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil through them to tame any flyaways and make your mane glisten.
3. You can get in on the crimped hair trend
Where do we even begin? From the striking grey hair colour to the ’90s-approved curly crimps, Amandla Stenberg really knows how to capture our attention with her short ‘do. So, are you ready to do the same?
4. You can play around with colours
Everyone knows that box braids and curly ends are made for those who adore experimenting hair colours (without having to take the real plunge, ofc).
Just look at how Mimi Elashiry pairs a mix of hues with her colourful curly box braids and then you’ll see how amazing the combo looks! Warning: friends and family may feel mane envy at the sight of you.
5. No matter how you style it, you’ll look on-point
This could be you this spring – that is if you do decide to get box braids with curly ends weaved in! And if you ask us, the best thing about this trend is the fact it’ll finesse any hairstyle you decide to slay.
Editor’s tip: Curly box braids hairstyles look their best when they are well taken care of! So, make sure you’ve got a conditioning spray at hand, like the TIGI S Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray.
This will help keep your box braids looking and feeling fresh, more hydrated, all while making them look shinier. Yes, please!