Summertime is just around the corner and you know what that means - it’s prime protective style season! Protective styles, like braids and twists, are not only super stylish, they’re also a fab way to protect your hair from breakage and environmental damage caused by swimming and UV rays from the summer sun. Hunting down ideas for a new style that’ll keep your locks looking fresh this summer? Meet Boho Box Braids– traditional box braids’ free-spirited younger sister!
Summer 2023 is all about putting a twist on classic style and Boho Box Braids, also known as Goddess Braids, fit the bill. The main difference is that, unlike traditional box braids, Boho Box Braids are a bit undone and effortless - the perfect vibe for summer. Additional synthetic or human hair is braided into your natural hair, with a few curly tendrils left out to provide volume and fullness.
According to Isaac Davidson, a celebrity hairstylist in New York City who’s worked with icons like Debbie Harry, Nelly Furtado and Sia, Boho Box Braids are super easy to maintain using Salwa Petersen’s Chébé Hair Milk. “Box braids can sometimes lead to dryness, so a moisturizing leave-in conditioner is essential.” Just run Chébé Hair Milk over your braids from root to tip, paying special attention to all the loose ends. Wrap those tendrils around your fingers a few times to reactivate the curls and you’re good to go!
Need some style inspo? Check out how some of our favorite influencers are working this trend: