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21 Best Jumbo Box Braids Hairstyles

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Jumbo box braids are everywhere right now, they’re such a beautiful and versatile way to wear your hair. Also known as box braids, and every now and again, Poetic Justice braids, we guarantee there’s bound to be at least a couple of looks on this list that you’ll instantly fall in love with.

Giving you the benefit of being able to protect your own natural hair during the really crappy weather of the winter, there are a hundred and one ways you could wear them. But for now, we’re going to give you 21!

Check out the 21 best jumbo box braids hairstyles we think you’ll love:

1. Jumbo Braids Style

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Instagram / didi_monroee

Why not twist back your face-framing box braids into this almost faux-bangs look? It’s great for a wide forehead (just so you know) and with the hair cuffs, gives you a brand new way to wear your hair rather than a generic down-the-middle parting.

2. High Ponytail + Gold Hair Cuffs

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Source: pinterest.com

Hair jewellery is so bang on trend right now and it’s one of the quickest and simplest ways to totally rock your box braids. Pop all or half your box braids back into a high ponytail and add the cuffs to front-facing ones for a rocking pop of something extra. Just remember to match your earrings to your hair bling!

3. Cute Half Updo

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Source: tumblr.com

Not sure what mood you’re in today? Maybe you want to wear your hair up? Maybe you want to wear your hair down? With this look, you don’t need to make that choice. Perfect for those in-between days when you’re not quite sure…

4. High Bun Updo

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Source: tumblr.com

Do you want to know who would ROCK this look? Queen Bee Beyonce herself, of course! Why? Because it’s FIERCE that’s why!

It’s a really easy look for those big box braids and you just need a stretchy headband and some good bobby pins to recreate it.

Start by putting your braids into a high ponytail before separating into two sections and on opposite sides, twist them around the centre of the ponytail until you’ve built it up. Easy peasy once you’ve tried it a few times. Practice makes perfect!

5. Pop of Purple Style

Instagram / kayshairbraiding

Instagram / kayshairbraiding

Do you to want to play around with colour but aren’t really sure where to start? Or perhaps you just don’t really want to go blonde because that’s the way everyone seems to wear their hair these days?

Stand out from the crowd with a punk pop of purple, going as bright as you dare. You could always head lighter and go with a pastel shade if you really want to stand out.

6. Dark Brown Jumbo Braids

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Instagram / africanhairstyles

This dark, chestnut brown is great for any lady who wants a classic, elegant, beautiful finish to her hair. With everyone having all the bright colours under the sun through their locks, sometimes it’s nice just to go back to basics, back to something classic and comfortable.

7. Jumbo Box Braids + Zig Zag Parting

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Instagram / kayshairbraiding

It’s there so why not make a feature out of it? This zig-zag parting look is super cool and really shows attention to detail. It just adds a little something extra to the design, you know? This isn’t exactly the kind of look that you can achieve quickly or by yourself so why not ask a stylist to give it a shot for you? Practice makes perfect as they say.

8. Honey Blonde Style + Zig Zag Parting

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Instagram / kayshairbraiding

Honey blonde is always a great, fall-back way to wear your jumbo box braids. Plus it’s a really great look for the summer too!  Add that zig-zag parting again and you’ll have something different that all the other girls won’t have.

There’s nothing basic about this look, that’s for sure!

9. Long Bob Style

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Instagram / kersti.pitre

You want box braids but you don’t want super-long hair… The long bob or lob as it is commonly known, is just perfect because you can still tie the hair back if it’s getting in your way. Add some hair cuffs so you don’t feel too naked without your length. Give your head a break from time to time and take things back a little. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you get used to it!

10. Half-Up Bun

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Source: tumblr.com

It’s easy, simple and effective. You have all the benefit of the lovely length of your hair plus the elegance of that bun. And those hair cuffs too! Swoon!

This look’s got everything you need for a true in-trend hairstyle. Give it a shot! You’ll be glad you did.

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