Summer 16 Protective Styling Challenge: Beginner Box Braids (Part Two)


**If you missed the first part of this series, please click HERE to check it out**

Continuing from the first post, I have already washed, conditioned and deep conditioned my hair using the Hask Hair Charcoal with Citrus Oil products.  Now that my hair and scalp is clean, I began to detangle my hair and use the LOC method to lock in moisture in my hair..........

I sectioned my hair into 4 parts and used my leave in conditioner, oil, and hair cream (LOC) in each section.  I detangled each part and place them in a braid so my hair can air dry over night.  The next day, my hair was completely dry and I gather all of my product materials that I was using my my box braids:

-10 packs of Kanekalon Hair
-Shea Moisture
-Eco-Styler Olive Oil Gel
-Rubberbands (not pictured)
-Rat Tail Comb
-Hair Clips

I am not a professionally hairstylist and when I tried to do box braids on my own in the past, it didn't turn out the way I would like for them to look.  So I searched YouTube for a easier way to braid my hair and came upon a beginner/easier way to do box braids............The Rubberband Technique:

(Source from YouTuber Nickcola Webster)

(Source from YouTuber Toyalovely)

There are two different ways to do this technique but I used the technique from Nickcola Webster video because it was easier for me to use that one.  I would complete one section with making small parts with my hair and adding the Shea Moisture cream and Eco-Styler Gel to the hair I'm about to braid.  It took me a whole to to completely finish my hair but keep in mind I took a lot of breaks (have two young daughters) and I made my braids kind of small.  Overall, I loved the way it came out:

(Me and my silly face)
My plan is to keep these box braids for about 8 weeks before I take them down, wash my hair, and begin another protective style.  I will keep updates on my social media (please follow me if you're not already) of how the box braids are going and will update on my blog when I start another protective style.

Until Next Time,

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