Box braids will not help hair grow, but simply help with retention and breakage. When hair is braided, there is less of a chance for the hair to break off. More »

It takes between 4 and 8 hours to have braids professionally done, and it takes 8 to 10 hours if a beginner is doing the braids. The desired size and length of the braids also has an effect on how long it takes to get br... More »

To style hair into box braids, you have to divide the hair into multiple sections within four quadrants and plait each one. Before braiding, the hair should be cleaned, detangled and blown dry. More » Beauty & Fashion Hair Hairstyles

Cornrows and box braids are braided hair styles for black natural hair. These styles are also popular among women who have a combination of natural and synthetic hair. More » Beauty & Fashion Hair Hairstyles

Shred braids, box braids, cornrows, updos and headbands are some of the braided hairstyles worn by black women. These protective hairstyles last from days to months, and they minimize damage from chemicals and heat. Addi... More » Beauty & Fashion Hair Hairstyles

Braiding can severely damage hair, resulting in breakage, thinning and baldness. According to the MedicineNet website, traction alopecia, a type of baldness, is commonly caused by tight hairstyles like braids and ponytai... More »

Many hairstyles look good with long hair, including styles that feature braids, highlights or ombre, waves and bangs. However, the placement of layers, texture and color all affect the way in which a long hairstyle works... More » Beauty & Fashion Hair Hairstyles