Bob braids are the chic and sophisticated hairstyles that have been trending for the longest time. Both long bob braids and short bob twist braids make a woman look exquisite, not to mention the bob twists that leave peoples heads turning since one can get creative with them. Here, we will look at the procedure of achieving perfect bob braids, and various ways that you can style this trendy and stylish hairstyle. Read down below and check out the most common bob braids style photos.
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One can choose to use the kinky braids twist which leaves the ends frail and create this bold and dramatic look. The thing with box braids is that everyone can wear them. The secret is to choose a style suitable for the shape of your faces and a color that complements your skin, and you are good to go.
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- 1 How to do bob box braids
- 2 How to curl bob box braids
- 3 Short bob braids
- 4 Long bob braids
- 5 How to style bob box braids
- 5.1 Bob braids for round face
- 5.2 Other bob braids styles
How to do bob box braids
Bob braids are primarily shaped and trimmed braids. Therefore, the technique used in braiding or even the hair extensions may differ, but the look is always the same. We shall focus solely on box braids. So, how many packs of hair for bob box braids do you need? Well, it all depends on the thickness of the hairstyle. Usually, people use between 4 to 8 braids.
Below is a step by step guide on how to do bob braids.
Plait box braids
Wash and condition your hair. Comb your hair to detangle and let it dry. If need be, you can blowdry your hair to make it straight. Then divide your hair into three box-shaped sides and apply hair oil in each section. Secure the section with rubber bands then select the part you want to begin braiding. Now, subdivide the hair once more. Take about 1 to 2 inches of the hair extensions. Add the braid to the roots of your hair; the natural hair should be in the middle section of the extensions. Now braid the hair to the ends and secure with a knot. Repeat the last three steps until the whole head is complete.
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Cut box braids into a bob
When cutting box braids into a bob, you should seal the ends depending on the method of cutting. Some people use a flat iron to seal the ends before cutting to ensure the ends are firm and solid. Using flat iron is easier and works faster since one can press up to four braids depending on the size of the braid then trim the braids with a pair of scissors. Also, you can use the flat iron at reduced heat to curve them to the desired level. If a flat iron is not available, you can dip the ends in hot water.
Seal the ends
After achieving the desired length of the braid use a candle to cut the ends as you seal and finish the ends smoothly. The lit candle serves as a scissor as it melts off the braid at the desired length then using your thumb and first finger press into the ends to prevent the braid from unraveling.
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Depending on the chosen method after cutting then one is ready to style and rock bob braids.
How to curl bob box braids
You can leave the ends of the box braids straight or makes them wavy and curly. There are several techniques used to make braids curly. Below is a simple method you can do at home.
- Section the braids, then take about 5 to 6 braids and tie them in a thread. Repeat this procedure until all braids are in place.
- Dip each of the tied braids into hot water for about a minute or two. Note that the water has to be hot, not lukewarm to get perfect curls. Also, if possible find someone to help you to avoid any accidents. Use a towel to dry the braids.
- Once dry, remove the thread and unleash the curls.
The other techniques used utilize rollers and flat irons.
Short bob braids
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With bob braids, you can experiment with hairstyles as much as you want to. Mostly we recommend, short bob braids in a bob as they look fantastic on a woman. Plus, you can select short bob braids that will flatter your face making you look gorgeous. Remember the length f the bob braids solely depends on your preference. A lady who wears short braids exudes confidence. The style is unique since all attention is drawn to the face because of their short nature which adds glamour to your looks, in any case, it adds beauty and structure and hence the perfect look.
Long bob braids
Long braids are easy to do and can style them nicely to make one look elegant. Braids have beat hair trends by lasting longer. Long box braids have different aesthetic styles and mostly worn to make one look good as well as protect hair. Long bob braids add freshness to your looks and allow you to try out different styles. You can rock the colored long bob braids that bring out the bold or wild side of you. Long bob braids are great for the office and out of office kind of setting. You can either part the bobs to the side or in the center. Remember, your choice of hairstyle will also depend on the type of accessories you want to use.
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How to style bob box braids
Bob braids in Kenya never run out of style, we only find creative ways to keep it trending leaving women looking beautiful at the same time. Like most braid hairstyles, bob braids have multiple styling options. We have compiled some of the best bob styles photos below.
Bob braids for round face
Round faces look great when hairstyles accentuate their features. Here are tips on how to style bob braids for a round face.
1. Side swept bob braids
One way to flatter your round face is by parting the bob braids by the side.
2. Bob braids below the chin
Another way to add glamour to the round face is by cutting the bob braids short and not very short this means to touch the shoulders. Preferably, the braids should reach below the chin as they will elongate the face and balance out the round features.
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3. Layered box braids
Another way to look great in bob braids is to ensure the length of the short braids is below the cheeks as the layers progress.
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4. Bob braids with different lengths
You can also do the braids in different lengths to enhance the look and make use of those vibrant colors which will give you a cute classic hairstyle. Colors like blonde or even mixing black and blonde recreates the look.
5. Fancy bun at the top of your head
On either side of the front of your hair, secure a section of the braids into a bun and using a headband or rubber band. If your bob is long enough, you can use one of the braids to secure the bun, and you are ready to go.
6. Accessorized thick bob braids
Make use of braid cuffs as they always make a hairstyle exciting. The cuffs give a classy finish and mostly work perfectly on thinner braids. You can use anything from cowrie shells to beautiful colored strings to nice flexible copper, and cobalt wires. To achieve an excellent finish, use few of them with great spacing on different levels of the braid length.
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7. Colorful bob braids
Playing with color makes the braids vibrant and fun. Choose colors that complement your skin tone. Also, keep in mind the occasion or event; formal look or attending a party. This style features thick braids with the color of your choice used to personalize the look. The color braids are used at the front part of the head and tend to be longer than those at the back.
8. Crotchet braids
This bob hairstyle braid is the modern look that creates that classic finish. Using different braid thickness and adding to it a blonde finish gives the finish quite an attractive look. Shorter braids of this nature are very easy to maintain and are light on your head.
9. Bob braids held in a headscarf
Head scarfs add an exciting twist to give you a unique look depending on the occasion. Bob hairstyle looks great with a colored headscarf tied in a cute knot at the front while letting loose some braids beneath it. I love this bob hairstyle braids look as it gives you a classy look that seems very effortless.
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10. Chic box braids
This braided bob is very chic. The braids are nicely swept into a simple yet subtle wave. If you are looking for an outlook for an occasion this one will do great as it comes out soft and makes you look pretty, these braided bobs are an excellent choice.
11. Box braids with cornrows
Plaiting nice cornrows on one side of the head will give you an attractive look as it enhances your facial features and makes your face dominant. This style is excellent with those who have no forehead problems.
12. Bob twist braids
You can achieve this bob braids hairstyle by using two strands twists. The style works on long, medium and short hair. Braiding is not the only style twisting hair is fun and very diverse as it provides a protective element to natural hair. Kinky twists can be used in more ways than one, as much creativity is needed to create distinct looks in styling these twists.
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These are the latest bob braids hairstyles; you may not do them as precisely as they appear on the photos as we all have different tastes. You can be experimenting with your hair but be sure to try this braided bob or the bob twists. You can choose to braid and twist or crotchet directly. Try the long bob braids or the creative short bob braids your own way, and you can be sure to look gorgeous!
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