With the rise of braided hairstyles, it’s hard for one to resist trying their hand at this style — even if they were never really personally into it. From cornrows to box braids of all sizes, these beautiful braided hairstyles are more than just protective protective sleeping hairstyles hairstyles. They are a stylish expression of oneself and an ode to the culture. To to get ready for my most recent vacay, I decided to try box braids on my hair. For this edition of What’s in My Hair, I’m highlighting a hairstyle that I recently tried.
From every inch of the world we can be seen snapping pics and experiencing vacation travel with ease. Braids are always a great option but vacation braids have taken over the scene and ideal for most women this vacation season. Doing your hair during vacation should be quick, fun, and low-maintenance. If you are like us, you want to focus on relaxing and activities and not dedicate hours to hair maintenance. Whether you’re out on the town or catching rays on the beach, the last thing you want to worry about is washing, detangling, and restyling your hair every day.
Mix in a little color when you opt for extended box braids. The zigzag feed-in braids add a fun visual to opt for as well. This can apply to all kinds of braiding and hairstyles as well. Opt for a thicker braid, and finish the ends in cute little curls—a great option if you don’t have as much time on your hands to create smaller braids.
Twist and shape the tips and pin them to the head with bobby pins. Once the braids are tight to the head, remove the elastics at the ends of each braid. At the nape, switch to a fishtail braid by incorporating small strands from the outside of each subsection as you braid. Wind the twisted halves together and coil them into a loose bun, tucking the ends under the bun, out of sight. Gather all of your hair on the top of your head and brush the scalp section to smooth.
Try pulling your hair up into a bright, silky scarf — it’s chic, super simple to do, and keeps hair off of your neck and shoulders. Plus, it will help protect your strands from sun damage and color fading. Thicker in braid, the classic large goddess braids can be accessorized, vary in size, and mixed with different hair colors.
Not only could it make your natural hair more prone to tangles, but it could also lead to mold and mildew growth. In most cases, you’ve got to wear them however they’re initially styled. Just like box braids, lemonade braids are durable and long-lasting. They are long extension cornrows with intricate parting designs, popularized worldwide when Beyonce donned them in her Formation video. When braided too tightly, box braids can cause traction alopecia and scalp pain.
Braids are a classic go-to style before heading out on a trip. Braids can be the individual box, micros, knotless, bohemian, or feed-in into the scalp. The hairstyle is versatile with the options of different sizes, lengths, colors, or designs if they are braided to the scalp. Once the style is complete, you also can style it in various ways, like in a ponytail, bun, half-up, half-down, etc. It is effortless to maintain if you desire a low-maintenance hairstyle that only needs to be tied down at night and is ready to go for the next day. Braids are also safe for unpredictable weather or events like sudden storms or swimming.
Keep reading to find Fowler’s advice on how to maintain a no-fuss look, plus protective style ideas to try on your next trip. One of the best ways to find someone is when you see someone rocking gorgeous ones. When it comes to micro braids, you really can’t go wrong. While installation is time consuming, once they’re in, you’re pretty much good to go.