Jumbo box braids is a protective hairstyle, which can help you forget about daily styling worries, protect hair from tear and help grow it longer, and look absolutely amazing! Besides, there is no such thing as best hair for jumbo box braids, for you can weave in hair extensions.
Jumbo box braids styles aren’t a discovery – they’ve been around since the 90s! However, recently they regained population among Nigerian fashionistas. It takes quite a while to weave box braids, but then you can wear them simple or as a base for other styles for a long time.
What exactly are jumbo box braids?
Jumbo box braids are thick braids with big weaving and specific pattern. They fit for all kinds of natural hair, long and middle-length. You are free to experiment with colors, updos and ponytails. But if you are looking for the classic jumbo box braids, remember Jane Jackson in Poetic Justice.
Jumbo box braids styles
Whether you choose to make jumbo box braids at home or go to a beauty house, start with picking an idea for your new look. Good news: there is a lot of rooms for experiments and abundance of original styles. Bad news: it won’t be easy to choose one. We’ve collected the most trendy hairstyles and jumbo box braids ideas to make it at least a bit easier.
Let’s start with black jumbo box braids – simple and elegant option that fits for any age, any body completion and probably suits any outfit. It is also a perfect base for further hairstyle experiments (updos, ponytails etc.).
Jumbo box braids look great in long bob style. Besides, you can go with cut-off edges. Tie the braids with elastics a couple of centimeters above the ends and cut off evenly.
Speaking about breaking rules, organize the braids the way you like. For instance, consider side parted style, it looks elegant and will feel very natural for those, who divide natural hair this way.
If you feel more comfortable with middle-parting, there is no need to change this. Jumbo box braids will look original in any case.
Side part looks very interesting with huge braids. Start weaving from left or right temple to both directions to create the effect of headband or ampyx.
Good old cornrows, parallel parted braids, suit jumbo box style as well. This is an option that fits for all length and texture variations, balancing between traditional and rebel look.
Don’t forget that you can always gather your braids into a ponytail to if you want to keep them neat or make look better with a particular outfit.
Similarly to ponytail, sweeping braids from one side to other with a deep parting is a perfect way to manage massive braids. This is another kind of an improvised hairband.
Here’s one more way to arrange jumbo box braids. It is inspired by the 90s and maybe even hippie styles, but looks absolutely amazing!
Here’s one more way to style your jumbo box braid hair. Long thick braids are a popular choice among girls, but this is rather uncommon variation and completely fabulous one.
Black jumbo box braids aren’t boring, but ladies don’t stop experimenting with colors. Let’s start with classics and move to bold decisions and flash appearance. Dark brown is a good example how to diversify weaving style and achieve elegant hair finishing.
Light brown is more eye-catching, but it still looks rather natural, even in case it differs from hair roots.
Red accents have become classics now. You can go with red hair extensions or simply weaving in threads or ribbons.
Burgundy only several shades different, but it looks bolder, brighter, sometimes even a bit mysterious.
With navy blue shade for your jumbo box braids style you will manage to make hair look colorful without screaming for attention. It is one of those rare situations when unnatural color looks almost conservative.
If you are interested in dramatic transformation, go with platinum blonde hair color. Blonde jumbo box braids is a perfect way to try on completely different color without any damage for your hair. Besides, big weaving looks just astonishing in this shade.
Less natural but equally impressive, grey and silver hair extensions are at the peak of popularity this year. Metallic jumbo box braids will help you to stand out and make heads turn.
Threaded weaving is an option for those, who prefer to be bright. It is a dream of every high school fashionista, but not only them. Add some colorful threads to your locks to create appearance that will be associated with summer days and parties.
Do you want to try something completely crazy? Well, we’ve got something lime green for you! This is the best way to try on a bold look and the wildest jumbo box braids experiment so far.
Jumbo box braids are exquisite, so you can go without accessories at all. If you feel like adding a final touch to the weaving, here are a couple of options.
Star-shaped cuffs and beads
Thread or copper criss cross accents arranged in zigzag pattern
Golden metallic beads for basic jumbo box beads
Golden or silver cuffs combined with extraordinary styling, like half-up bun
Massive metallic or golden cuffs for super jumbo box braids
Don’t worry, it’s not about formulas or equations. It’s just the fact that jumbo box braids styles look even more impressive, when you start to experiment with patterns – triangular parting, spider parting, braids buns, accented spirals, zigzags, half-up knots, mohawks… The variations can go as far as your imagination, and here’s the proof.