So there is a box braid fever going around if you had not noticed. We aren’t surprised at the popularity because box braids can make a super cute protective style, and they are great fuss free Summer style as well.
If you are getting the box braid itch but you are worried that your strands may be too fine to stand up to the weight from the extensions, we just might have the answer you are looking for.
We came across a video of YouTuber Vannie3000 installing her box braid extensions* on her two strand twists and we thought she had a brilliant idea.
We have often hinted at the importance of ensuring that you get the size and tension of your braids right to reduce any chance of breakage.
This is of utmost importance if your hair is fine but also applies for all hair types. Braiding with hair extensions* can weigh heavily on your hair when it hangs. In addition to this, if your braids are being whipped by the wind the effect is greater and your hair will have to support that weight.
We know that our hair is stronger when packed together, so if like Vannie3000 you install two-strand twists before installing your box braids, you will be giving your hair a leg up so to speak.
Hair is better able to manage the weight of the extensions*.
You can rock a twist style immediately after taking down your braids.
Installing the braids are easier as well.
The only thing I see that might pose a slight disadvantage to some is that you must first install the twists then go back and install the box braids over them; however, if you can choose to focus on the gains rather than the slight inconvenience it shouldn’t be a problem to you. See how Vannie3000 does her box braids in the video tutorial below:
Jaclyn MizzSpoken Hubbard says
Interesting, but now you have a longer put in and take down process
Nadira Martin says
Beautiful but I think I’ll stick to my yarn braids
Jennifer Brown says
Thanks I love!!!
Sheila SheShe Ward says
I have been doing that since I learn how to do them. With the same reasoning that if you twist your hair before applying the braid hair, it will make it stronger.
Susan Cartwright says
My'isha Cline says
Does it break your hair off or help it grow
Christina J says
I’ll have to try this out!
Arteisha A Arce says
I did that it made It easier to catch fine hair and less breakage