To achieve the Box Braids Hairstyle, you will need as follows;
When braiding on natural hair, you always want to be extremely gentle with your hair. If you are not careful with your hair, that will reflect in the health of your hair. Too much rough handling on your tresses will result in split damaged ends and hair loss which in the long run stunt the growth of your hair. Wearing a protective style like this Box Braids/Single Braids Extensions Hairstyle is great in retaining length but if you always comb aggressively or handle your hair in a rough manner, many of your hair saving methods will go to waste. Also, remember when that you do Box Braids/Single Braids you can make your braids as long as you want. The ultimate look of a style is to your discretion.
here we are in step number 2 of this single braids dye in this that I will be showing you in detail how to do your single braid extensions first we will begin by preparing our hair for our braids you will be part the hair on your head and prepare that hair as well then I will show you in detail how to do your own single braids when preparing your extensions for your single braids you want to make sure that you concentrate on one bundle at a time my box braids will be pretty long so I will actually use this entire length of the hair if you would like your box braids to be your shoulder or a little bit below your shoulders you will be cutting this package in half but since I want this long I will leave the length as is and I will remove the rubber band from the bottom and the top so now you're going to hold your extensions directly in the middle make sure the bottom is that even as possible in this technique is what I call the tapering technique what you want to do is make sure that the ends of your hair is not straight across or bluntly cut the reason why is because when you rate your hair is the ends are perfectly matched sometimes the braid can unravel so that some and I little bit better it helps to keep your braids in tact at the ends so what you want to do is hold the hair with one hand and take your fingers of another and gently pull on hair that are at the bottom on one side of your extensions you just want to pull on it a little bit to break up the straightness across from the bottom of your hair you want to look as if the extensions are gradually just getting a little bit thinner at the bottom just shake it out a little bit and tease it a little bit more you want to do this to all of your bundle of extensions as you are braiding your box braids so once you finish using all of this hair for your braids then when you grab your next package are going to do the same technique next I'll show you how to prepare the hair in your hands for your box braid extensions once you have tapered the ends of your extensions I will now show you how to prepare your hands on your hair for your braids so what you want to do is take your bundle of hair an we are going to pinch off about a medium-size amount of hair for our braid so this is about how much hair you want to pinch now you want to make sure that both sides are even as you get ready to prepare your hands for your extensions from this point what you want to do is divide this hair into 2 pieces you want to pinch off the hair so that in one hand you're holding a 3rd of what you originally started with and in the other hand you are holding two thirds of what you originally started with so I am going to pinch off this 3rd amount from this hair that I have here and pull them apart so now right hand I have one 3rd in in my left hand I have two thirds from this point you want to take your 3rd piece of hair and wrap it around his two thirds amount of hair here so this is my 3rd piece that I have your hand is this piece is my two thirds piece but as you can see now I have 3 equal legs that will serve as the parts of my braid so now that you have your 3 pieces here you want to take the 3 main fingers of your right hand and position it on the one 3rd piece of hair here you want to get as close to this meeting point here as possible now that your hand is position there are going to take a left hand and answer your index finger through the opening and wrap the rest of your fingers around the hair to once again you just insert your index finger and the rest of your fingers will close around the hair now from this point what you want to do is take your right hand twirl it underneath the hair and tuck your index finger through the opening here in your left hand so right now with all of my fingers position I'm going to turn my right hand under keeping everything tight I am going to insert my index finger through this opening here and then he hair in between my index finger and my thumb will be close together so now my hair is ready for my braid and I still have my 3 pieces of hair for the braid and my left hand is free to help me braid once again I will show you the entire process of how to hold your hands for your hair extensions so right now I will be putting all the hair back together make sure both ends are equal and you want to attach a 3rd off from your portion of hair you have your so my right hand is one 3rd and in my left hand is two thirds want to pinch a 3rd and wrap it around the 2 3rd of hair you have now you 3rd piece here serves as a leg of your braid and so does the other 2 sections as well so to position your hands the 3 main fingers of your right hand will be positioned on your 3rd piece of hair your left hand you are going to take your index finger insert it through the opening here and wrap the rest of your fingers around the hair now that everything is held tightly you are going to rotate your right hand underneath holding everything tight you can insert your index finger through that opening there and you are going to insert the hair in between your index finger in your thumb together now your right hand is ready for your braids and you still have your 3 pieces of hair here and your left hand is free to assist you with your braids before you actually begin braiding a single braids you want to make sure that you've already parted out a section of hair on your head for your braids so the type of comb that I'm going to be using to part my hair as 3 different sized teeth on it that serve for different purposes the teeth hair on the left side of this comb are the tightest teeth that are closest together and it serves as your typical comb the teeth hair on the right side are wider in its helpful for detangling your hair and also adding more body and bounce to an already straight or curly style the teeth at the bottom of my comb are wide and they are great for detangling your hair and they also serve as a typical pick for any style you choose so right now I'm going to be using all of these teeth to help me part my hair for my single braids so i am going to be starting right here in the right side of my head and I'm going to part out a box shape here close to my ear so this is the typical size of hair that you want your box braid to be you want to get as close to a square as possible and if you can't that's fine but you want your parts to be neat and the size of my part is probably about an inch and a half inch on all the sides around so from this point I want to use my water bottle to mist my hair with a little bit of water and then you are going to apply your favorite hair gel to the ends of your hair now here we are and we are going to begin by braiding our single braid extensions but before you again I want to let you know that the color of these extensions that I will be using for example will not be the style that I will be using for my braids my hair is an extremely dark color is close to so I will be using the dark black or dark brown extensions to braid my hair for example so that you can see the technique and the entire process I will be using an extremely light color of extensions to do the box braids in the color of this hair is blonde so right now really quickly I will show you once again how to position your hands for your box braids you want to pinch off a 3rd wrap it around the two thirds position you 3 fingers of your right hand on that 3rd piece and insert your index finger of the left and wrap your hands rotate your right hand underneath insert your index finger to the opening that hair in between your thumb and your index finger your right hand is ready we are going to begin braiding some gonna go right up here to the part on my head here and in my left ear is going to rest over my head to assist me as I start braiding my box braid so right now to gather all of the hair that in this part with my left hand just like that then I'm going to open up my index finger in my to pinch all of the hair in that space so once again at the hair around my fingers and I am opening up my index finger in my thumb to pinch all of the hair that I have left hand here so now from this point I'm going to bring this top piece of hair here to the side with my free hand and I am going to twist my right hand to the right to create a little opening in between my index finger and my thumb so in between where my fingers had created this opening I'm going to take my index finger of my left hand and hook it on to that bottom piece of hair to connect that to my left hand here now I am going to take my right hand again and position it on the hair and a piece of extensions here they could sure to get everything as tightly as possible now my left hand has 2 separate strands of hair so I am going to rotate my left hand to the left and in the opening in between the 2 strands are want to hook the index finger of my right hand and connect the strand back to my right now my left hand is free and I have this piece of hair that hangs over top amount is going to hold this hair with my left hand it over to the side and rotate down my right hand to the right and from that the opening here at the bottom can insert my index finger of my left hand and hook the bottom now my right hand is free, hold my right hand on a piece of hair there rotate my left hand again in between the opening of those 2 strands hook the bottom piece at you have to do that just a couple of times to make sure that your braid is secured on your head now once you have braided down far enough you should be able to let go without your braid unraveling from this point now going to release my left hand I was over my head does so is more comfortable for me to braid here and then I am going to pick up the pieces again and continue to braid until I reached the bottom now as you are nearing the bottom you just going to continue to braid all the way down to you can go any further once you have finished braiding all the way down to the bottom when you're going to do from this point is take your scissors you gonna trim off those pieces of hair that sticks out of the braid or out of the bottom of the braid here and I will be taking a scissors and then I'm just going to trim off this piece is extremely long here so I am going to be trimming off any pieces of hair that sticks out of the braid or out of the hair so now that I have shown you how to do a single braid extension remember that the color of the hair was only for demonstration purposes I will not be using blonde hair extensions to braid my hair but if you would like to use a different color feel free so now I will show you what the black hair how I will be braiding my single braid extensions the same technique applies now I'm actually using the colored hair that I will be using for my entire head so now I am going to go right into my head with my extension and I will be opening up my time in my thumb and my index finger to grab all of my hair here so now from this point I am going to take the hair that is up top and I am going to move that to the side rotate my right hand to the right create an opening insert my index finger of my left hand to hook that bottom piece of hair now in my left hand I have to pieces of hair here and in my right hand I have one so my right hand will remain and my left hand will rotate to the left and in the opening there I will hook my index finger to hook that bottom piece of hair so now my left hand is free with one piece and my right hand has two strands of hair now my right hand is rotated to the right and in this opening here I will hook the index of my left finger to add to that hand again you are going to do this process just for a little bit until you have braided down far enough so once you release your hands the braid should not unravel now I am going to take my left hand move it around more comfortably so that I can finish braiding my braid so you would just continue braiding to the very bottom until you reach the ends of the hair sometimes one of the legs of the braid seems to run short we can simply do is just go ahead and pinch off a little bit of hair from one of the sides and add it to another leg of your braid so now once you have braided down your braid as far as you can go you will be taking scissors to trim off any hair that's left at the bottom so now that I have braided as far down as I could I will be trimming this piece off here take my scissors then you just going to go ahead trim then you are going to work your way by TRIMMING off any hair that sticks out of the braid in this step i have shown you how to prepare your weave for your braids It hen showed you how to position the hair on your hands for your braids also how to section your hair and then I show you in detail step-by-step how to do your single braid extensions so continue the same process over your entire head until all of your braids have been completed in the next step, step number 3 I will be giving you my best to tricks and advice for doing your single braids