7 Best Curly Box Braid Hairstyles for 2019

Think curly box braids don't exist? Here are 6 ladies who'll show you how cool curly hair braids are!  

Love curly hairstyles? And box braids, too? Well, you’ll be thrilled to know that curly braids do exist and they are completely gorgeous! So if you’re in the mood of some #hairinspiration, just keep scrolling to see the trendsetting Instagram stars who are rocking curly hair braids brilliantly. Who knows, you might just find something that’ll take your fancy!

close up shot of woman with curly braids hairstyle swept to the side posing
Sweep your curly box braids to the side for a romantic effect! Credit: Instagram.com/rosegoldyoga

1. Side-swept loose curly braids

For those of you wondering what curly braids look like, take a good long peek above and get ready to feel some major mane envy.

As you can tell, this trendsetter has box braids with loosely curled ends that she shows off her by sweeping them to the side. Feminine and romantic? Count us in! Credit: @rosegoldyoga

close up shot of zoe kravitz with ultra long box braids that are curly at the end
Long hair, don’t care! Credit: Instagram.com/zoeisabellakravitz

2. Long curly micro braids

The only thing we love more than a good trend is a hot 2-in-1 trend! So if you’re a boho braiding queen, show off your style by rock lush long micro braids, just like Zoe Kravitz has done.

No matter if you opt to jazz up the look with beads, ribbons or even hair jewellery, one thing’s for sure: you’ll be looking cool and carefree in no time. Thanks for inspiration, Zoe! Credit: @zoeisabellakravitz

outdoor shot of woman with curly braids wearing black top
All over curly braids are so enchanting! Credit: Instagram.com/wreneem

3. All over curly braids

Want to kick those curly vibes up a few notches? Then make like this braided beauty and boost your curl factor with all over playful curly hair braids. Pretty neat, right?

Beauty bonus: This uber-stylish hairstyle works well for ladies with long and short box braids. We’re sold! Credit: @wreneem

Editor’s tip: Want to ensure your hair is taken care of while its in medium box braids? Then make sure to mist them with the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist! 

Not only does this amazing product smell like a tropical cocktail, but it will also help keep your hair looking and feeling more hydrated.

shot of woman with high ponytail box braid style that have curly ends
Curly hair braids + side ponytail = the stuff hair dreams are made of! Credit: Instagram.com/drengozi

4. Undone curly braids + side ponytail

While this style looks super easy, it packs a very big fashionable punch. Falling somewhere in between a ponytail and undone curls, this golden ‘do is bold and sure to turn more than a few heads.

For this on-trend look, simply undo the ends of your box braids to achieve your curls and then style your tresses into a side ponytail. Easy-peasy, right? Credit: @drengozi

close up shot of woman with curly hair braids that have been styled half up half down
Show off them curls with this sweet and chic half-up, half-down hairstyle! Credit: Instagram.com/shanheartbeauty

5. Half-up, half-down curly braids

The best thing about curly hair braids? You can easily show off your gorgeous curls (while keeping your locks off your face) with this simple half-up, half-down hairstyle.

It’s the perfect look to try when you’ve got a busy day of work ahead, as it will seamlessly take you from the one event to the next, in style. Now, you can’t argue with that, can you? Credit: @tshanheartbeauty

shot of woman with curly hair braids styled into a high bun posing
Style your curly braids into high bun and get ready to take on the day in style! Credit: Instagram.com/tshanimarithe

6.  Curly box braid bun

Prefer to wear your box braids up? Then prepare to fall in love with this beautiful bun hairstyle, which we spotted on this Instagram babe.

This pretty hairstyle is great for days when you want to look put together, yet don’t want to spend hours in front of the mirror. Guess who’s going to be hitting that snooze button? You are, if you try out this look! Credit: @tshanimarithe


If you can’t get enough bold and beautiful styles for your natural mane, get on over to our Braids and Black Hairstyles pages to discover the latest trends and styling tips from our lovely editors.