How To Pack Braids Into Different Styles

Braids are one of the best hairstyles for African hair for a number of reasons. They look beautiful, they allow you to easily manage your hair as a protective hairstyle, and they can be styled in a variety of ways according to your tastes.

Today there are so many different braid styles that you can try a new one every day of the week without running out of the ideas. Find out how to pack braids into different styles right now!


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1. Braided bob

Bob is one of the hottest hairstyles of the last few seasons, which is why it’s not surprising that this haircut made its way into box braids styles. If you prefer shorter hair or a looking for a light and easily manageable hairstyle for the summer, this one is for you.

You can wear your braided bob on its own or spice it up with a few tricks – for example, by adding metallic hair accessories or pulling the front part of the braids backward. You can also add a mini-bun on top and let the rest of the braids loose.

Braided bob

box braids styles

box braids styles

2. Simple updo

Out of all different ways of packing braids, one of the most beloved ones is a simple updo, which is sometimes referred to as a doughnut. This hairstyle is based on a high ponytail, so if you often wear your braids in a ponytail, creating an updo will be a breeze for you.

To style your braids in an updo, simply tightly wrap the braids around the ponytail and secure them with hairpins. There are many ways to further improve this style – for example, you can get the trendy shaved sides haircut and let your updo showcase the new cut. Also, you can add a stylish scarf to your braided updo.

Simple updo

braided updo

How To Pack Braids Into Different Styles

3. Semi-updo

Given that different styles of braids can be styled into an updo, there are dozens of updo-related ways to style braids. Besides the classic simple updo, there is also a trendy semi-updo, which includes half of your hair styled in a bun on top of the head, and the rest of the hair hanging loose.

This hairstyle has become popular not only because it’s very easy to create, but also because it looks very sophisticated and can be worn not only on a daily basis but also on special occasions. Try this style for your next party!

Semi-updo

4. Side ponytail

If you’re wondering how to pack braids in different styles in an especially effortless way, try a side ponytail. This is the same high ponytail you’re probably used to wearing, but styled in a slightly different manner so that the ponytail is located on either the left or the right side of the head.

Like with the regular high ponytail, you can make it look even more stylish by wrapping a couple of braids around the base of the ponytail. This braided hairstyle can also be improved with the help of colorful or metallic beads.

Side ponytail

5. Braided mohawk

Out of all ideas on how to style box braids, this one is the most adventurous and edgy one. It can be done with different types of braids because the principle remains the same: the braids are styled in a way that leaves most of them along the middle section of the head.

With a braided mohawk, you’ll surely become the center of everyone’s attention, which means it’s not a hairstyle for the faint-hearted. Wear it with pride and your hairstyle will turn you into a true style queen of any event.

Braided mohawk

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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 2-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!