From African culture, these braids are a representation of black roots, as well as being very versatile. Suitable for both women and men, they come in a variety of styles, sizes, and hairstyles.
Box braids are timeless and versatile, and even if you don’t know the name, you know someone who likes the hairstyle: Camila de Lucas, Ludmilla and Taís Araújo have already sported it, for example. This braid is associated with African culture and remains true to its roots to this day. “It’s traditional and of African origin, still found in many countries like South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria,” explains Tasia Garcia, Afro-textured hair and hair therapist at Niely Gold.
These braids are a powerful representation of African culture, as they are highly valued and used by the black population. In addition to women, many men also wear them. In Brazil, the main reasons why Box Braids are used are: for their beauty and practicality, as a form of expression and definition and as a protector of the hairstyle”, he thought.
And if we translate the name literally, then “box braids” would be something like “box braid.” This is because in this hairstyle the hair is divided into several quarters and each strand is braided. The most common is to mix synthetic strands with natural strands to braid.