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5 Cool Ways to Wear Half Cornrows and Half Box Braids

Can't Decide between styles? Try Half Cornrows Half Box Braids!

Can’t decide between box braids or cornrows? Then combine both! Half Cornrows Half Box Braids is the newest trend captivating the hair and beauty industry. Think lemonade braids, but better! This hairstyle is created when you cornrow your hair’s top and side portions. Then as you get closer to the back and bottom ends of your hair, you box braid your hair. Check out our style guide below on how to stunt this latest and trendiest protective hairstyle. 

Half Cornrows Half Box Braids in 5 Trendy Ways

Here are five of the trendiest ways to wear this hairstyle. 

1. Tribal-Inspired Look

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Rock these tribal braids look! Photo by Terricks Noah

Tribal-inspired half cornrows and half box braids look typically involve having one braid noticeably going down in the middle part of the hairstyle. Then, the rest of the hairstyle has cornrows going down, parting that frames the middle part. This is also topped off by braiding cuffs. Complete the look with daintily laid edges. Use SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil + Flaxseed Black Edge Gel to achieve the laid-edge look. 

2. Voluminous Middle Part Braids

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Add some volume to your cornrows. Photo by Ron McClenny

Add some volume to your cornrow-box braid look with the jumbo middle-parted cornrow portion. You can even take your look to the next level by adding shapes to the cornrow portion of your hair. Continue the volume by adding multiple layers of box braids. Use the Dove Amplified Textures Hydration Boost Scalp Tonic to help preserve the longevity of your cornrows. 

3. Half Cornrows Half Box Braids Bun   

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Photo by Ofido Henry

This updo creates a beautiful and intricate style that is perfect for formal and professional settings. Take it up a notch by adding a bold and fun color. You may pleasantly surprise yourself when you step out of your comfort zone. 

4. Side-Parted Half Braids 

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The perfect every day half cornrow half box braids hairstyle.

Keep it simple yet chic with this side-parted hairstyle. What is so intricate about this style is that either end of your side-parting goes from different angles. This hairstyle looks especially great when worn with ombre braiding hair. 

5. Half Cornrows, Half Unbraided Box Braids

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Create a detailed look with this half-braided style.

Take this look up a notch! Rather than braiding down, leave the box braid portion unraveled for a unique and elegant look. Keep unraveled side frizz-free by using the SheaMoisture Wig & Weave Tea Tree & Borage Seed Oil Flyaway & Wrap Mousse through daily styling. 

Will you try the half cornrows, half box braids look this summer? Show us your look by tagging us @AllThingsHairUS. Also, for more protective styling inspiration, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter below. 

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