What You Need to Know About Box Braids – L'Afrihair

What You Need to Know About Box Braids

Whether you’ve tried relaxers, stayed with your natural hair, or had the occasional sew-in, full box braids wigs are something you have to try. Not only can they help you feel more connected to your heritage, but they are beautiful, and easy to care for. Still have concerns, hesitations, or questions? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about box braids.

At L’Afrihair, we want to help you get the braids you want without the pain. From Ghana braids and faux locs to Senegalese twists and box braids, you’re sure to find the gorgeous African braids you want. Browse all of our collections to see what we offer, and discover our unbeatable customer service!

What are box braids?

Box braids are three-strand braids that are divided into square-shaped sections, and can be done with natural hair or extended hair to provide the extra length, thickness, and fullness you want. There are also knotless box braids, which provide a more seamless look and natural finish. In fact, they look so natural, you may have people ask you if it’s your real hair! In addition, knotless box braids tend to put less pressure on your scalp, which is great for those who have more tender scalps.

How much do box braids cost?

The cost of your box braids will depend on a number of things, including:

  • Style
  • Size
  • Length

No matter what type of box braid you choose, you’re sure to love the look and feel! As you add box braids wigs to your collection, you’ll be able to change your look as often as you’d like to suit your mood and style. At L’Afrihair, we want to provide you with affordable box braids wigs no matter what style you prefer. Shop our box braid collection now to see all we offer.

Do box braids damage your hair?

Box braids are actually a great protective style because there’s no thermal styling products or tools used on your hair. This should allow your hair to continue to grow without any issues. If you go to the salon to have box braids styled into your hair, then you could see damage to your hair if they’re installed incorrectly, are too heavy for your hair, or left in for too long. When you order box braids wigs from L’Afrihair, you’ll be glad to know that they are simply applied using a special glue to attach the lace wig to your scalp. They are easy to put on and take off, and will save you time, money, and pain.

How long should you keep box braids in?

If you were to get box braids in a salon, then you would want to make sure not to leave them in for more than eight weeks. The reason being that they can cause matting and tangles in your natural hair, which can lead to damage. With box braids wigs from L’Afrihair, however, you should be able to enjoy wearing them as long as you’d like, as long as you are taking good care of them. Proper care includes:

  • Not allowing them to get damp too frequently
  • Hanging them up when not using them
  • Allowing them to air out
  • Never sleeping in them

How do you wash box braids?

In a previous post, we went over some of the specifics of washing your braided wigs, but essentially, you want to remember to avoid using hot water. Simply add your favorite shampoo to lukewarm or warm water and gently massage the wig. Make sure to rinse it thoroughly to remove all of the shampoo, and then hang it vertically to dry. While you can use a hairdryer on a low-heat setting, the best option is to allow it to air dry.

What benefits can you get from L’Afrihair box braids?

If you’ve ever gone to the salon to get box braids, then you already know just how long a day can seem. Depending on your schedule and activities, you may not have eight to 10 hours to sit in a salon to get your braids done. In fact, you may not have the desire to sit that long. If you want the look of box braids without the time, money, and pain associated with traditional salon box braids, then shop our online store at L’Afrihair today. You deserve to have the braids of your dreams, and we can help.

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