Box Braids with Loose Ends: 10 Looks We’re Obsessed With

A slightly more cazh way way to wear box braids. 

Looking for a box braided style that’s slightly different from the rest? Look no further than box braids with loose ends. This style gives you the ability to keep the ends out and not fully braided. You can wear the look straight, curly or wavy. Our advice to you is to use braiding hair that can do all three. Read on to see our top favorite box braids with loose ends styles.

Box Braids with Loose Ends: 10 Looks You’ll Love

box braids with loose ends: bone straight
Accessorize with a hat.

1. Straight Loose Ends

If you’re looking for a simple box braid style with loose ends try a straight look. You can opt for buying hair that can withstand heat and use a flat iron to get it as straight as you want. Use a hair serum like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum to add shine when you’re done with styling.

curly box braids with loose ends
The curly effect.

2. Curly Box Braids with Loose Ends

Get the wavy look with curly loose ends. You can achieve this look by braiding the ends of your hair overnight and setting with a firm hold hairspray like TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hairspray to set your curl pattern.

box braids with loose ends front view
The curly bob braided look.

3. Blonde Short Curls

Keep things short and sweet with a neck-length crop and loose, curly ends.

box braids loose ends short
A closer look!

4. Side View of Short Blonde Braids

Here’s a closer look of the bob curly braid style. Go for a blunt shape if you want a clean finish with a bit of edge to your look.

Box braids with loose ends ponytail
Extra long ponytail style.

5. The Ponytail

Want loose ends just at the very tips of your braids? Ask your stylist to leave just about an inch of hair loose at the ends.

box braids with loose ends: wet and wavy braiding hair
Curl game is strong.

6. Super Curly Loose Box Braids

To achieve this look, use wet and wavy braiding hair. Go for a short cut for a more playful look.

box braids with loose ends straight
Straight with a twist.

7. Box Braids with Loose Ends Straight

You can keep your hair straight, or you can also bump the ends with a curling iron for a slight curl.

box braids with loose ends: voluminous
The boost is real!

8. Box Braids with Loose Ends and Volume

How to achieve maximum volume on braided hair? You can use a mousse and air dry! Try using Nexxus Styling Mousse Plus after washing your braids and diffuse or air-dry for volume.

box braids with loose ends shiny
Look at that shine.

9. Shiny Box Braids with Loose Ends

That shine is everything and more. Want to get it? A shine spray is all you need. After taking your hair out, use a shine spray like Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Hairspray for an extra shot of gleam.

box braids with loose ends tree braids
The true loose ends style.

10. Tree Braids Loose Ends

Tree braids are the true definition of box braids with loose ends. If you want a look that gives you the flexibility to style your hair as if there were no braids at all, get this! Need help deciding on a style? Here are some of our favorite tree braid styles.

In the mood to see more box braided styles? We have plenty. Here are some single box braid styles to love right now. 

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