If you have always loved box braids and hitting up your hair stylist often to make one is your fun thing to do. Then you will love the bohemian box braids a little too much.
If you are also looking to try out something different with your hair or switch up to a less boring type of box braids, then Bohemian box braids might just be your new best friend.
In this article, I'll be sharing what bohemian box braids are, how to make them and 15 ways to style your bohemian box braids.
What Are Bohemian Box Braids?
Bohemian box braids are basically box braids with undone curly ends which give off a fuller and voluminous look. Only the first couple of inches are braided while the rest is left undone and curly.
This protective hairstyle is ideal for anyone who likes lengthy braids. It is also lightweight and you can style the curly ends however you want.
How Long Would Your Bohemian Box Braids Last?
Your bohemian box braids would likely last about 4-8 months. However I wouldn't recommend having up your bohemian box braids for more than 8 weeks. Just like every other protective hairstyles, you need to allow your natural hair to breathe to avoid breakage or losing your precious edges.
What Do You Need To Make Bohemian Box Braids?
- 5-10 kanekalon hair or 2-3 xpression hair depending on desired size and length.
- Rattail comb
- Hair cream of choice
How Do You Make Bohemian Box Braids?
To create the bohemian box braids look, I would recommend getting started with this simple video tutorial by Zmariebeauty:
What To Do Before You Get Your Bohemian Box Braids
Always wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo. This is because your bohemian box braids are going to stay in your hair for quite sometime and you want to ensure your hair is as clean as it can be. This would prevent itchy scalp too.
What To Do After You Get Your Bohemian Box Braids
This is when you need to pay attention to caring for your scalp. If you want your natural hair to grow while in a protective style, you have to keep your hair clean and well moisturized. To moisturize your hair while in a protective style, spritz a leave-in conditioner on your scalp. This helps to hydrate dry patches. You can also use your favorite natural oils like coconut oil or jojoba oil.
15 Ways to Style Your Bohemian Box Braids
1. Half Up, Half Down Chunky Bohemian Box Braids
This style brings a different and new twist to the half up, half down look. This bohemian box braid is a cute mix of chunky braids and curls.
2. Bohemian Box Braids Bun
This is a chic way to style your bohemian box braids into a bun. Those curls look absolutely fabulous in a messy bun.
3. Short Bohemian Box Braids
If you want to rock your bohemian box braids without needing them to be long, then the short bohemian box braids is definitely a best fit.
4. Bob Bohemian Box Braids
Make your bohemian box braids into a bob and then get it styled up with strings and braid rings.
5. Burgundy Bohemian Box Braids
Take the high road, spice up your bohemian box braids with a touch of burgundy.
6. Waist Length Bohemian Box Braids
This style is an instant head turner, with the regular length and fuzzy curls at the end.
7. Bohemian Box Braid Ponytail
Get a ponytail and bohemian box braids in one hairstyle. Yes please! This look is styled into a high ponytail with pretty loose bohemian curls and edgy zig zags.
8. Bohemian Box Braids With A Side Swoop
This style is for you if you are looking to go adventurous with your hair. The bohemian box braids are braided into a zig zag pattern to a side swoop and with tighter curls at the ends.
9. Bohemian Box Braids in Cornrows
This look has a bold and vibrant tone to it. The bohemian box braids are braided into cornrows with a mix of black and bright blonde colors. The beautiful curls add more statement to this style.
10. Small Bohemian Box Braids
Something about the bohemian box braids in mini braids screams elegance. If you can endure the many hours needed to braid this look then you can rock this style.
11. Medium Bohemian Box Braids
I love how tiny and pretty these curls look on the medium bohemian box braids.
12. Hip Length Bohemian Box Braids
Want to flaunt long braids? Try these hip length bohemian box braids and then add a pop of purple to it.
13. Chunky Bohemian Box Braids
What makes these bohemian box braids absolutely gorgeous is that they are braided into red chunky braids with a splash of tight curls.
14. Waist Length Chunky Bohemian Box Braids
The brown and blonde color mix going on in these bohemian box braids is all just good vibes.
15. Hip Length Chunky Bohemian Box Braids
The wavy loose curls in this hip length chunky bohemian box braids really pop!