Have you ever seen something and thought, now that is so simple, why didn’t I think of that? Box braids are huge this Summer, everyone is wearing them from celebrities like Amandla Senberg to you and I trying to navigate this Summer hair fuss free.
Recently I saw a style done by Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg where she cut her box braids and unraveled them to create a braid out with some long bob action.
I have never seen that before done that way, and it was super cute. Maybe it has been done and I am just late to the party, but whatevs!
The key to this style is leaving at least 2-3 inches of the braids braided, and then letting the rest of the textured hair fly free.
Personally I could not in a million years cut my own bob so it helps if you have a stylist on hand to help you to achieve this style.
Correct me if I am wrong but I do not see this style lasting long term. For one the hair is not meant to be worn in that manner so the shedding would be pretty unbearable.
The other concern I would have is my own hair that is now free to get tangled. The cool thing is your hair would probably be stretched and textured as well but having your hair fly free mixed in with weave* hair cannot last very long either. However if you want a quick new style that would last for one more week or even a night out, why not right?
If you want to try this, just be sure not to cut your own hair in the process, do not wear the style too long and be careful when you finally decide to remove the hair completely from your own.
Check out Amandla pictures, would you try that style?