This has to be one of the coolest tutorials that I have seen thus far. Okay, so most of us know about box braids (Poetic Justice Braids, Individuals, etc.) and we also know that a tell tale sign of box braid extensions is the knot at the very top, right?
I know that some of us, including me, aren’t a huge fan of the knot at the top of braid extensions but since this was the only way to wear this style I dealt with it.
Besides, box braids are banging! But guess what I recently learned that you can actually rock the box braids without the knots! Youtuber Sonyabeonit shares her technique on achieving box braids without the knots!
What you will need:
Kanekalon Hair– The kanekalon hair that is used in this video is Bobbi Boss Kanekalon Braiding Hair in 1b. If you cannot find Bobbi Boss Kanekalon Braiding Hair, then you use any kanekalon braiding hair in any color that you prefer.
Spritz – Before doing the braids, Sonyabeonit uses a hair spritz to moisturize and strengthen the braiding sections. You can use any spritz or creamy moisturizer that you prefer. Moisturized hair is a great way to ensure that your hair strands can be strong enough to withstand braid extensions*.
Rattail Comb*– A rattail comb* is used to create clean parts for your braid sections.
To ensure that you do not have a bad reaction to the chemical bases that can sometimes be found in your kanekalon hair, you can soak your hair in 4 cups of water with 1-2 tbsps. of vinegar (it can be apple cider or white). Leave your kanekalon hair in there for about 20 minutes, rinse, and then let dry.
Length Needed To Achieve This Style This style works on any hair length that can braided with extensions*. This tutorial is done using relaxed hair, but all ladies can achieve this hairstyle.
For the best results on natural hair, make sure to stretch your hair beforehand. You can stretch your hair via heat free methods such as banding, twists, braids, African threading, banding, etc. If you don’t mind a little heat, then you can also blow-dry your hair as a stretching method as well.
In the video below, Sonyabeonit shows us how she he achieves her No-Knot Technique for Box Braids!
Danielle Slade says
Porsha Phillips Durham says
Danielle Williams our next hair style 🙂
Grabiella Lucas says
I want thisssss
Brittney D. Ryan says
That’s neat, but I’ve always actually liked the “knot”☺️
Danielle Williams says
Jessica Sharp says
Desiree, check this out
Rosaline Gounongbe says
This is Not new
Dishauna Kirksey says
It’s new to some lol
Tiffany Marie Banks says
Looks good but its doing too much.
Diasha Sumthngosorite Young says
Dominique Barbie Barnett can u do ths for me?
Shaniqua Franklin says
Dinamite Wright look at this!
Krystal White says
Rather have the knot…they look loose
Alexis Andrews says
Haley Montgomery my hair is too short for this
Haley Montgomery says
Haley Montgomery says
Stretch your hair lexie!!!!
Alicia Davis says
How much you charge
Debra Sweet-ness says
if person knots your hair up for box braids she cant braid
Blaque Chyna says
Not true I like the knot look better than this as a customer. This looks too loose as a style
Cb Sampson says
Its new to me thanks for the info
Erica Forward says
What’s this all about Tiffany Culture-Changer Nicole?
Amina Brooks says
I’m cool I prefer the knot lol
Delita Rhymer says
Unothando Baartman says
There is an error in the video couldnt watch it
Jennifer Walker says
More like a really long plait like my mom used to do.
Natalie Dawn Hazlewood says
Video cut off on me.. Ill come back later.. Great idea tho
Erica Bailey says
Ashley Moore here you go try this