One hairstyle that has always transcended every trend and continued to be a style cornerstone within Black culture are braids. Cornrows, french braids, singles, plaits, and so many other styles have been adapted to fit the current trends and tastes, but never actually go out of style. Box braids in particular have been the most versatile braiding style in the last 20 years, but especially within this last decade. Scroll through your Instagram right now and you’ll see that the current trend is, yet again, box braids! But this time, they are knotless.
You know when you get your braids down and there’s that little knot at the top where they wrap the braid extension around the root of your real hair? Well this method eliminates that look by braiding the roots down first and feeding in the extensions afterward—creating the illusion that the entire braid is coming straight from your scalp!
The look is super cute and stylish, and actually just in time for the summer. From gorgeous gorgeous waist-lengths to boho inspired, here are 6 must-try knotless box braid styles.
Emerald Green Knotless Box Braid Ponytail
Waist-length Knotless Box Braids
Knotless Box Brais w/ Side Part
Waist Length Boho Goddess Knotless Box Braids
Large High Bun Knotless Box Braids
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Large Part Knotless Box Braids
Many of you have told me that you are having a ‘braidup’ summer, post your pic in the comments!