If you’re looking for a fresh look, here’s all you need to know about bohemian braids.
When it comes to protective hairstyles, one style stands out above the rest: box braids. The nicest thing about box braids is their versatility; they can be worn in a variety of ways, and there seems to be a new, trendy design popping up on our Instagram feeds every day. Bohemian box braids are one of those go-to box braid looks—you’ve undoubtedly seen the trend on Zo Kravitz. Instead of braiding all the way down to the ends, boho box braids just braid the first couple of inches, leaving the ends loose and wavy.
The days of everyone’s braids looking the same are long gone. There are so many different types of box braids springing up all over the place these days that it’s almost impossible to keep up. You’ve probably heard of boho box braids and are curious what they are and how to get the look. That’s why, in this writeup, we’ll dissect what Bohemian box braids are, what sort of hair you’ll need, how to get the look, and a dozen looks for your inspiration. But first how do you typically braid bohemian?
How to do the Effortless Bohemian Braided Hairstyle
Soft, effortless bohemian hair is all the rage right now, and a braid is the icing on the cake! Who doesn’t adore the combination of braids and boho waves? They go together like peanut butter and jelly. This look is appropriate for any occasion – a wedding, prom, festival, work, the grocery store…really, everywhere! To achieve this half-up boho braided hairstyle, simply follow the simple instructions outlined below!
Step 1: Add Extensions for Length
We recommend using hair extensions for added length and thickness before braiding your hair. Use a texturizing iron to give texture and volume to your hair, making your braids thicker!
Step 2: Curl Your Hair
Curl your hair with a curling wand to give texture to a bohemian hairdo. After you’ve inserted your clip-in extensions, use a 1 inch extra-long curling wand to create soft waves for a boho style. You may also use your flat iron to create a quick save that will last all day.
Step 3: Section Your Hair
Make a conventional fishtail braid by dividing your hair into two sections. Next, divide your head into two halves, one on each side. You can employ parts that are diagonal or triangular in shape. (Diagonal partings allow hair to fall gentler when pulled back.) Make sure to leave the entire centre of your hair down as you take these two portions.
Step 4: Create a Fishtail Braid
Creating a fishtail braid with triangle portions results in a softer bohemian hairstyle. To make a fishtail braid, cross a small strand of hair from one side over to the other. Make a fishtail braid by taking little sections from each part’s outside tip and crossing them over to the middle of the other section. I recommend starting the fishtail braid with the highest/outer sections of your hair; doing so raises your fishtail and adds intricacy to the sides. Additionally, if you have short layers, it helps to keep them secure.
Step 5: Pancake Your Fishtail Braid
Pancake (flatten by pulling apart) your fishtail braid to get a messy yet excellent braid. After you pancake the braid, the finished look of your first fishtail braid. When you’re finished with your fishtail braid, pancake that baby out. This means you’ll squeeze and pull each section of the fishtail to make it full and airy. To add grit, I like to use a dry texture spray.
Step 6: Create a 3 Strand Braid
Tuck away your fishtail braid and make a second three-strand braid. Create a three-strand braid below the fishtail braid with a horseshoe portion of hair. Clip the fishtail braid out of the way (or just wear it like that because it looks pretty great, right?) then gather the bottom piece of hair
After that, make a conventional three-strand braid all the way down to the end and attach with an elastic.
Step 8: Combine Your Fishtail Braid & 3 Strand Braid
Combine your fishtail and three-strand braids. It’s time to unclip your fishtail braid. Part open a segment about halfway down your three-strand braid and thread your fishtail braid through it from top to bottom.
Step 9: Time to accessorize and enjoy your final look!
Inspiring Pictures of Boho Braids Hairstyles in Action
Allow us to ensure that you get the most out of your hairstyle and that you end up with long, luxurious hair after you remove your bohemian box braids. Check out the following looks and try them out!
1. Gorgeous Blonde Boho Braided Feed in Hairstyle
Following that, we have a braided hairdo that is sure to impress! We have incredibly long braids with golden highlights. The blond is a blend of tones that has been expertly intertwined with the black hair. This style is magnificent in every way, and it’s ideal for women who want to stand out in a crowd. It’ll add a touch of glitter to your appearance!
2. Side swept Boho braids with curls
This simple style is for you if you want to preserve your curls while being creative. Refresh your curls from day 4 and add a few braids to the side of your head, and you’re ready to go! When you don’t want to commit to a weave, crochet braids come in useful. Hair can be worn down or pulled back into a ponytail. You have as many styling possibilities as your imagination allows. Colored kanekalon hair can be used to add highlights to your crochet braids for a bleach-free pop of color.
3. Black And Blonde Boho Braids
The final hairstyle is lovely and blonde. This hairstyle has beautiful black boho braids with bright blonde braided into them. The golden hair adds a lot to the look. You can go with a different hue or reproduce this bold and current look. This braided style would look fantastic with other colorful tones like red, purple, or even silver.
4. Stunning Feed in Braids with Curly Hair
There are many more braids than curls in a majority of these hairstyles. This one flips the premise on its head. The top section of this woman’s hair is braided, while the other is left loose and curling. As you can see, there are much more loose curls than braids, which gives the hair a gorgeous appearance. We adore this hairdo because it is so glitzy!
5. Chunky Bohemian Braids
This is ideal if you want hair that is attractive, trendy, and simple to style. The hair is braided in a hippie way with hefty braids. It’s simply a lovely and adaptable style that will flatter women of all ages. With braids like these, you can experiment with loose or tight curls. This style would look fantastic with gold accessories, especially in the warmer months.
6. Burgundy and Black Bohemian box braids with defined edges
This hairstyle appears to be a mixture of black and burgundy. You can either use the same style or a different color scheme.
7. Caucasian Effortless Boho Braid
Okay, so this braid isn’t quite simple. But it appears to be the case! To achieve the ultimate boho vibe, three organic braids (meaning no elastics in the ends) were used to create this style.
8. Beautiful High Ponytail
Braided ponytails are one of the most popular hairstyles, and we can see why with braids like this. The hair is done into a sky-high ponytail with bohemian feed in braids. The curls in this one are pretty loose, and you can copy them for a more laid-back style. You may also do a variant of this ponytail with tighter curls for a more glam appearance.
9. Natural Braided Updo
Goddess braids, or chunky cornrow braids, are ideal for days when you really want to give your hair a break or when you’re going on a beach vacation and don’t want to worry about straightening your hair every morning. The beautiful thing about these braids is that they don’t take long to make and are simple to remove.
10. Boho Crown Hair
Every woman deserves such a beautiful crown. A parting at the top of the head is common with crown braids. I used a trick to achieve a smooth transition in which I braided only one side of the head and then flipped the tail over to create a crown. I used a couple of extensions to achieve a thick braid.
11. Festival Braided Ponytail
Please, yes! We’re all excited to go back out there and show off our best locks! Why not try this outfit during a festival? Split two created ponytails and pull-through braids. Braid the braided ponytails together in order to make them look gorgeous. With this one, you’ll always be the center of attention!
12. Hip Length Chunky Bohemian Box Braids
This hip-length chunky bohemian box braids absolutely pop with its wavy loose curls! The days of everyone’s braids looking the same are long gone. Nowadays, there are so many different types of box braids that it’s almost impossible to keep up. If you link to experiment with your protective style, you’ll adore this hairdo since one can restyle it into any look you desire.
Ending thoughts on Bohemian Braided Hairdos
The look of your Boho braids will be determined by the type of hair you use. Kanekalon braiding hair is the most widely utilized material when producing braided designs. Synthetic hair is often inexpensive, and it can endure heat (so you can use hot water to seal the ends of your braids and prevent unraveling).
Bulk human hair can be used to construct bohemian box braids for a more natural style that is lightweight and less thick. This method, however, is somewhat more expensive.
FAQs on Boho Braid Hairstyles
What is the lifespan of Bohemian box braids?
These hairstyles can endure between 4 and 8 months. I don’t advocate leaving the hairstyle in your hair for more than 8 weeks, like with any protective style.
It’s necessary to give your hair a rest to avoid breaking, especially around the corners?
It is critical that you care for your hair underneath. To do this, I recommend utilizing one of these leave-in conditioner sprays to nourish your hair without the need of heavy creams.
How do I keep my scalp from drying out under Boho braided hair?
You should also moisturize your scalp with one of these hair development oils to keep it from drying out when your hair is in a protective style.
How can I avoid itching scalp when wearing hair extensions?
If your hair itches after you implant hair extensions, I recommend soaking the hair extensions piece in a basin of diluted apple cider vinegar. The vinegar smell can then be removed with your favorite shampoo and rinsed off with conditioner to add extra softness to the hair.