Box twists are a type of two-strand twist hairstyle that starts as a braid and continues into a twist. The roots of your own natural hair is braided in with hair extensions. Then, after about an inch has been braided, the strands are re-distributed into two strands and then twisted around each other. Box twists are a great option if you’re looking for a protective style that is low maintenance and relatively long-term (they for approximately 4 weeks).
This twist hairstyle is known for its versatility and has been spotted making its way down the red carpet on A-listers like Lupita Nyong’o. And most importantly, it looks just as great at work or at a night out with the girls. You can tailor the look to suit your personal style.
We’ve selected our top five best box twist natural hair ideas for you to choose from:
Jumbo Box Twists
Jumbo twists are a quick and easy way to get this look, as they are super quick to do. The key is the type of extension that you’re using and the amount of extension you use. Use thick pieces of extension for each twist, and use large pieces of your own natural hair as well.
Editors Tip: Use styling products with a firm hold to keep the roots of your hair neat and tidy. This helps make the style last longer. We love the VO5 Sculpted Firm Hold Styling Gel.
Super long braids and twists are all the rage right now – we guarantee you could spot someone at the mall wearing hip-length locks. And we see why: it is fun to wear and great to look at!
Editor’s Tip: Keep your natural hair nourished and healthy beneath the twists. Use a gentle wash system on wash day, like the TRESemmé Botanique Shampoo and Conditioner. It’s infused with aloe vera and coconut milk, so you know your hair is in for a treat.
Box Twist Chignon
We love chic box twists so much we decided to add a twist to the chignon. The chignon is a long-standing hairstyle that breathes sophistication – why not create a braided version? The hot take on the classic can be worn at any event and it will pair well with any outfit choice.
Chic Two-Toned Grey Long Bob
We love playing around with our hair and that includes the colour! Try out this stunning two-toned grey colour on your box twists. This is perfect if you’re in the mood for a quirky new look that is super easy to style.
Editor’s Tip: Grey hair always looks best when it is gleaming. Spray on the Toni&Guy Finishing Shine Spray daily in order to keep your twists shining bright.
Long Colourful Box Twists
Did someone say summer colours? We absolutely love this multi-coloured, purple-cerise-bubblegum pink box twist hairdo. You can wear box twists during all seasons (yes, even when winter rolls around again!). Give this fun and exciting new hairstyle a try and you won’t be sorry.