Bob Box Braids, A Protective Summer Hairstyle You Need to Try

Bob Box BraidsHey guys! Last week was rough. I started my 3x a week chiropractor visits, and I had to purchase a new car due to my car accident last month [read about that crazy story here]. During that time I also took a week off to allow my body to relax, and kind of detox from the events that were happening around me. I am not kidding when I say last week was… A LOT.

Anyway, on Thursday I decided to try out a hair style that I had been eyeing for awhile now: bob box braids. I first saw the style here and fell in love. The bob style would allow for me to rock braids, without the heaviness (and heat) of long weave.

I think what initially drew me in was the versatility. With a shoulder length style, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to looks- up, down, pinned back, you name it, you can probably wear it.

I was nervous that my hair would be too long (currently my hair is a little past armpit length) for the style. However, with the way it was braided, I easily pull of the longer bob look. I must admit, both my hair stylist and I were a little nervous about it in the beginning though.

After about 5 days of wearing the style I am in LOVE! I forgot how good it felt to have air hitting my scalp. I am able to add moisture to my hair every morning with ease, and I can do just about any style I could imagine- although, my favorite seems to be the half up, half down look.

This style is definitely one you should consider trying this Summer. Check out some pics of my hairstyle below.


Half up, half down

Half up, half down

Braids pinned back

Braids pinned back

Hair down

Hair down

Until next time,
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2 Comments on Bob Box Braids, A Protective Summer Hairstyle You Need to Try

  1. GlossyMimi
    July 31, 2015 at 7:46 am (2 years ago)

    I love box braids on other people. Unfortunately I don’t care for them on myself although I wish I did because I love them! They look great on you, I’m sure you are enjoying the low maintenance during the heat.

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    • Vee Valentine
      July 31, 2015 at 10:30 am (2 years ago)

      That’s how I felt before as well. But I saw enough pictures of the style that I loved that gave me the motivation to try it out. Now I’m in love.

      Thank you for the compliment! I love being able to get up in the morning, add a little moisture to the braids, and go!

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