How Long Does It Take To Do Box Braids?

Breanna Rutter


SJ asked this question because he wants to help his girlfriend do her braids for the first time so I hope this video helps you both!


1st Answer: Size and length of braids dramatically changes how long it takes you.

Anywhere from 4-8 hrs to do single braids (box braids) is normal.

My Box Braids Tutorial


2nd Answer: If you are a beginner, it can take you anywhere from 8-10 hours to do your own box braids. Overtime you get faster and your braids will look more neat and consistent in size and shape.


3rd Answer: If you are curious to know what kind of braiding hair to use for box braids, I use about 6-7 packs of Kanekalon Braiding hair along with other materials to do my braids.

Kanekalon Braiding Hair

Braid Sealer

Water Spray Bottle

Olive Oil

Coconut Oil


(Always Deep Condition your hair Before Doing this Style!)

Deep Conditioning Recipes in My Book

“The Natural Hair Bible: 10 Commandments For Black Hair Care”


Thanks For Watching!



Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter author of the book the natural hair Bible and founder of and for these special laws I love to answer the questions that you all send me via email so any of you have any questions that you would like for me to answer be sure to check out the description box below this video one additional information so this video is specifically for a guy named SJ and I usually don't get messages from guys so I was really excited to open the message and he said that his girlfriend is Mexican or Hispanic and he wanted to know how long does it take to do box braids because he wants to help her with her first install in about that was is a really sweet and cool because we allow more guys as well to help us to do those braid that they are really long time but any who am going to answer this question in the best way that I can give them some realistic expectations of what he needs to expect when it comes to doing box braids so with someone who is experienced or they have been doing about box braids for a little while it normally take the time between about 4 to 8 hours to do them this is just typically speaking if your really fast person and probably takes you 4 hours to do a whole head of box braid but if you haven't been doing it for that long but you are kind of experience then it may take you up to eight hours personally it takes me anywhere between 5 to 7 hours depending on if I'm really serious that day about completing my whole head or final taken a lot of breaks and feel tired but that's about the typical amount of time not as a begin things take a long time because first of all your hands will cramp up you your your muscles will feel tight because that same motion constantly for hours at a time feels kind of stressful your wrist and your fingers after a while you get used to it for beginner doing box braids takes anywhere want to say from 8 to 12 hours I know that's a long time you like I will have half a day to do box braids and thats fine you wont you can take breaks when you need to know when you get used to braid you will be able to know within yourself how long does it take what time of the day is best viewed do it and when it comfortable for you to braid box braids so yes it can take anywhere from 4 to 12 hours and I know this is a big time span but a lot of different factors going to in your level the size of your braids and your willingness to sit there and continue to pray for as long as he possibly can you take breaks you may even take a nap and then finished so that's why there's such a big time span because you have people were very experienced with braiding and the people who are new to it like SJ so SJ I hope that answer has helped you with braiding your girlfriend hair and I wish you both the best of luck with her hair and some really excited and I really hope that the possibly see some pictures or something of your style you could let me pages if you like to my Facebook page but as always check the description box for additional information in regard to the topic of box braids so thank you all so so much for watching be sure to send me your questions that you may have and I'll see you on my next vlog


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