The jumbo box braids hairstyle is one of the chicest hairstyles adorned by ladies. As you take a stroll across the streets, there is a high chance that you will see several ladies flaunting big box braids. Have you ever asked yourself why ladies prefer to rock in this style? Well, it is low in maintenance yet so versatile in terms of styling options.
Many women describe big box braids as being heaven-sent. This is because the big partings of the jumbo braids prevent hair breakage, especially around the edges of the hair. Furthermore, big box braids are effortlessly aesthetically pleasing, and getting them done requires a short amount of time.
- 1 The latest big box braids (jumbo) hairstyles to rock in 2021
- 1.1 1. Triangular-parted jumbo box braids with accessories
- 1.2 2. Side-swooped big box braids
- 1.3 3. Loosely hanging big box braids
- 1.4 4. Long box braids styled into a half bun
- 1.5 5. Long big box braids in a bun
- 1.6 6. Small and big box braids styles
- 1.7 7. Blonde big box braids
- 1.8 8. Jumbo braids cornrows
- 1.9 9. Simple jumbo box braids with mid-parting
- 1.10 10. Big box braids with beads
- 1.11 11. Big box braids with curly ends
- 1.12 12. Colourful Jumbo box braids
- 1.13 13. Jumbo knotless braids
- 1.14 14. Box braids with shaved sides
- 1.15 15. Yellow big box braids for the adventurous lady
- 1.16 16. Extra large box braids with huge partings
- 1.17 17. Black big box braids styled into Bantu knots
- 1.18 18. Big box braids high ponytail
- 1.19 19. Long big box braids styled into a front-bun
- 1.20 20. Big box braids styled into a high bun
- 1.21 21. Side-parted Makeba box braids
- 1.22 22. Triangular-parted big box braids bob
- 1.23 23. Short big box braids hairstyle
- 2 Big box braids FAQs
The latest big box braids (jumbo) hairstyles to rock in 2021
Are you looking for a unique jumbo box braids hairstyle that will make you stand out from the crowd this year? Here is a list of big box braids hairstyles you should check out.
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1. Triangular-parted jumbo box braids with accessories
Let not the name ‘box’ in the term “box braids” deceive you. Box braids may be done in either of two ways – either with square partings or with triangular partings. The hairstyle above features a triangular-parted version of big box braids. The geometry associated with parting the hair this way can only be hailed. You can add thread accessories to look stylish.
2. Side-swooped big box braids
The good thing about big box braids is that they require minimal to no complexity in order to style them. Take the hairstyle in the photo above, for instance. All the lady has done is swoop the braids to the side of the head and tie them at the back, revealing a flawless way to style big box braids.
3. Loosely hanging big box braids
Do not worry too much about styling big box braids. You can take a break from this by just letting the braids hang loosely.
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4. Long box braids styled into a half bun
Box braids are also quite trendy and attractive. To style your big box braids, first section some braids from the front of your head to the middle. Next, let the braids adjacent to your ears hang loosely, just like the braids from the middle to the back of your head. Proceed to tie the rest of the braids into a cute bun, as shown above.
5. Long big box braids in a bun
Long big box braids may be tied into a neat bun to create that effortlessly classy look. To achieve this look, begin by tying all the braids into a ponytail at the middle of the head. Make sure that the braids have been well secured. Next, twist this ponytail, moving it towards its base, forming a bun that should be fastened with a hairband or a bunch of hairpins.
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6. Small and big box braids styles
Your big box braids hairstyle may feature big box braids and a number of tiny box braids. Either way, this hairstyle is still quite eye-catching. All that is required to achieve this hairstyle is a hairdresser who can manage to plait both the big and the small box braids.
7. Blonde big box braids
You may also choose to go for blonde box braids that may highlight the colour of your eyes. The lady in the photo has styled her box braids by middle-parting the braids, and as such, this is not quite a hard hairstyle to achieve. All you need to do is make a middle parting of the braids and let the braids flow on either side of the parting.
8. Jumbo braids cornrows
Do you love cornrows and box braids? Great! You can merge them both into a lovely cornrow box braid style. To ensure that there are no stray hairs within the braids, your hairdresser may choose to combine cornrows with braids, creating a perfectly unique box braids hairstyle that may be styled however you want.
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9. Simple jumbo box braids with mid-parting
You may choose to go the simple way with your big box braids and style them by simply creating a mid-parting of the braids and letting the braids flow on either side of the mid-parting.
10. Big box braids with beads
Big box braids with beads are trending right now. Once your hairstylist is done with plaiting the box braids, all you need to do is add some beads to the braids. You can choose to accessorize all the braids with beads, or you can only add beads to a few of the braids to achieve a unique and eye-catching look.
11. Big box braids with curly ends
Curls look amazing on many hairstyles. If you are looking for a fantastic big box braids style, you should go for the curly ends hairstyle. The box braids blend so well with curls. To achieve this hairstyle, all you need to do is curl the ends of the big box braids. In this case, there is no need to braid the ends. Simply curl them.
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12. Colourful Jumbo box braids
The style and boldness exuded by a woman who has coloured box braids are unmatched. If you want to look bold, you can play around with the different colours of big box braids currently available in the market. To achieve the bob hairstyle, all you need to do is swoop the big box braids to one side and let the braids flow on the other side of your head.
13. Jumbo knotless braids
The Jumbo knotless braids style is a fantastic option for you if you do not want to spend hours at your hairstylist. They take less time to finish when compared to the smaller braids as there are fewer sections required. You don’t need extra styling or accessories to make a statement with this style. It is an excellent choice for free-spirited women.
14. Box braids with shaved sides
Box braids always offer a considerable deal of visual appeal. You can take the hairstyle a step further by shaving the sides of your head and only plaiting the box braids in the middle. You can incorporate some stylish patterns and mix some highlights into the braids to achieve a chic look.
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15. Yellow big box braids for the adventurous lady
Add a pop of colour to your hair by having yellow extensions to create the perfect big box braids that may be styled in whatever way you deem fit. The lady in the photo has gone for freely hanging braids.
16. Extra large box braids with huge partings
Maybe you do not want to spend too much time getting your hair done, but that does not mean that you should get your hair done shoddily. You can go for big box braids with huge partings. This hairstyle is quite stylish and easy to style. You can either tie up the braids or leave them to hang freely.
17. Black big box braids styled into Bantu knots
You may also choose to be experimental with your braids and incorporate the Bantu knots hairstyle into your big box braids hairstyle. For this hairstyle, first, separate the first two or three rows of your braids at the front of your head. Next, by picking three braids at a time, form Bantu knots which you may secure with colourless or black hairbands.
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18. Big box braids high ponytail
Big box braids ponytail hairstyles are also all the rage right now. The style is adorned by ladies across all age groups. To tie your big box braids into a high ponytail, pull all the braids to the specific position where you want the ponytail and secure them with a strong hairband.
19. Long big box braids styled into a front-bun
For this hairstyle, follow the steps stated when tying your box braids into a bun. The only alteration is to make the bun at the front of your head, just next to your forehead. You can leave the rest of the braids to flow freely.
20. Big box braids styled into a high bun
For this big box braids hairstyle, tie all the braids together in the middle to form one huge bun. This style will make you look glam for any occasion. You can keep it simple like this or you can add accessories to jazz up the hair.
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21. Side-parted Makeba box braids
It may be the case that your box braids are too heavy and cannot be tied into a ponytail or a bun. In this case, you can choose to go for the Makeba style. For this hairstyle, begin by creating a side-parting of the braids.
Next, grip either two or three braids from either side of the head, maybe just above the ears, pull them back, and tie them into a knot. You may also secure them with a hairband or hairpin.
22. Triangular-parted big box braids bob
The triangular-parted big box braids can also be styled into long bobs, which are quite trendy. To achieve such a hairstyle, make sure that the hairdresser knows the exact length of the bob you desire. Next, you can style your bob however you want. The lady in the photo has chosen to go with a side-parting which works perfectly for her.
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23. Short big box braids hairstyle
If your goal is to minimize the time it takes to style your hair in the morning, short box braids are a definite go. You can choose to accessorize the braids by adding some gold hair cuffs or beads into the braids just like the lady in the picture has done.
Big box braids FAQs
If you are still having any questions about the jumbo box braids, here are the most frequently asked questions about the big box hairstyle to guide you further.
How long do large box braids last?
The large box braids last for six weeks. Even though braids are a long-term protective style, the larger braids tend to frizz faster, which reduces the duration of the style. If you want a long-term protective style, you should go for the small or miniature braiding styles.
How many braids are in jumbo box braids?
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Given that the jumbo braids are bigger and thicker, you only need to plait 18 braids in total, and you are good to go. The number of braids in the jumbo box style may be increased or reduced depending on how you want the hair to be styled.
How many packs of hair do I need for large box braids?
The jumbo braids are bigger and thicker, and they need more packs of hair compared to the normal braiding styles. If you go for the longer styles, you will need more packs of hair. The number of packs also varies based on the hair volume. On average, you will require 5 to 8 packs of hair for the jumbo braids.
The big box braids should be your style of choice this year if you are looking for the safest protective hairstyles. With this hairstyle, you do not need to worry about sitting in a salon for several hours. The hairdresser will get them done within a short amount of time. You can play around with the different styling options shown above to look stylish.
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