Hey there, 1990's! It's interesting to know, that the 90's styles are back in fashion, and when I say about 90's I mean everything from clothing to beauty tips. Today, we are going to talk about 1990's retro style box braids. I think Solange Knowles the trendsetting rocker just brought this hairstyle back in fashion. This style definitely is on trend, as many women nowadays are looking for 90's year inspiration. Celebrities, for instance, Joy Bryant, Solange Knowles and Beyonce Knowles appeared with heavy waist length braids. Let's observe some box braids styling tips here below.
Classic Box Braids
If you want to go back in 90's at once, then I advise you to opt for super-long, rope-thick style of braids and twists. This style became iconic thanks to Janet Jackson. This season classic box braids haven't changed so much, as women are still wearing box braids the same way as back in 1990's: piled high atop the heads or down their backs with a sleek middle part.
New Box Braid Styles
As I already mentioned Solange Knowles, she has been spotted wearing long box braids for a while. Solange's sister Beyonce, followed this trend, as she swapped her wavy locks for blonde box braids. While box braid style most common color choice is black, one thing is sure that nowadays the color option is so huge, that the only thing for you is to choose the approriate one.
Box Braid Styling Tips
One thing is very important, you have to make sure that your braids are thick enough and braided loosely. Another thing I wanted to mention: give your hair a few days to relax after getting its done before you start trying to pull it back and have experimentations with different styling. Box braids that are too thin will be very difficult to take out. Remember, the longer your braids are, the better, as there are lots of styling options.
Box Braids Maintenance
It's very important to maintain your box braid healthy, lots of stylists warn against using anything other than naturally derived oils for keeping your hair moisturized. I advise you to go for natural oils, you have just to massage it into the head twice a week to restore your hair's natural sheen, yet do not go crazy and do not use too much of it.