Medium Box Braids Hairstyles for African American Black Women

Medium Box Braids- Mystery Revealed with 100+ Hairstyles

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Among short, medium, and extended versions of box braids, medium box braids hairstyles have popularized over the last few decades to a great extent. These box-shaped protective hairstyles are widely used to gain a glamorous hairstyle and protect natural hair. So far we know, Around 5000 years ago, the Himba people (especially the women) of Namibia of southwest Africa started using braids for styling their hair. From that ancient age to today’s Instagram, YouTube era, the braided hairstyles, although evolved a lot, haven’t lost a bit of attraction. On the other hand, these braided hairstyles have been polished, modified, and modernized in a wide range to keep pace with 21st-century trends.

Heavenly Braids
Heavenly Braids

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Triangular Box Braids
Triangular Box Braids

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So, it’s time we make it clear to you what you will get from today’s article. We are here to let you know everything you need to know about the medium versions of box braids hairstyles. Here, we are goanna discuss and explain the braids, braiding patterns, variations, accessories, applications, care of the box braids. Along with that, you will find 100+ box braids hairstyle ideas of the post-modern period to consider for yourselves. Moreover, we have compacted some FAQs for you regarding the box braids hairstyles that will help you fill-up the deficiency of information about box braids hairstyles. Let’s get started. 

Braids and Beauty
Braids and Beauty

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Box Braids
Box Braids

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What are Medium Box Braids Hairstyles?

Braids are worn from the ancient past till today. Still, millions of women and men worldwide are doing their braiding hairstyles to have a more fantastic look. The African American women are generally habituated with the fishtail braids, cornrows braids, tribal braids, Havana twisted braids, crochet braids, mohawk braids, box braids, etc. Among them, the use of box braids is always on the top. Also, the use of medium-length box braids hairstyles has gained widespread popularity among women of different regions, countries, and ethnicities. As these mid-length box braids hairstyles are part of box braids hairstyles and a protective hairstyle, we need to know about the protective hairstyle and the box braids hairstyles first. 

Braids for Infinity
Braids for Infinity

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Medium Box Braids
Box Braids

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Medium Box Braids
Box Braids

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Golden Braids
Golden Braids

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What are Box Braids/ Poetic Justice Braids?

You already have an idea about the braiding hairstyles as well as the box braids. If you are a beginner at braided hairstyles, we have a clear definition of box braids for you. The box braids are braiding hairstyles with different shapes and patterns. As these braids’ basement is square or box-shaped, these hairstyles are called the box braids hairstyles. These braids hide the edges of natural hair and build stunning braids on your scalp. Besides, these shapes can be triangular, snowflake-shaped, or diamond-shaped. Also, these braids can be of multiple lengths, colors, shapes, patterns, and thicknesses. As these ancient hairstyles have evolved a lot with time, you will find enormous designs and variations in these braids.

Box Braids Styles for African American Women
Box Braids Styles for African American Women

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Reddish Box Braids
Reddish Box Braids of Medium Length

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Mid-Length Box Braids

It’s all about length. A Box Braids hairstyle with medium size is a medium box braids hairstyle. Simple enough, huh? Now, what is the actual length of medium box braids hairstyles? No one knows. In other words, there is no universal measurement of the size of a medium-length box braids hairstyle. But we do have some idea about the lengths. The short box braids are mainly the bob shaped box braids, the long braids outrun the waist, and the medium box braids are the one that touches your upper back. When we say “box braids,” it means the mid-length box braids generally. To define these braiding hairstyles, we can say that the medium box braids are the box braids hairstyles that are medium in length. And we hope you already know this simple fact. 

Heavenly Box braids Idea
Heavenly Box braids Idea

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Heavenly Box braids Idea
Heavenly Box braids Idea

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How to Install Box Braids?

If you are an adult woman, we are sure that you are well known for the box braids’ facts and techniques. But if you are a beginner, we preserve the responsibility to make you understand the process of making box braids hairstyles. So, here are some steps described below to give you a clear idea.

Part One- Prepping Your Hair for Braiding

  • Shampoo and condition your hair.
  • Detangle your hair with a comb.
  • Blow-dry your hair straight if it is very curly.
  • Trim the ends of your hair if they are dry or split.
  • Divide your hair into 4 box-shaped sections with a wide-tooth comb.
  • Apply hydrating gel or cream to the ends of your hair to prevent frizz.
  • Part your hair into a 1 inch (2.5 cm) section with the pointed end of a rat tail comb.

Part Two- Sectioning the Synthetic Hair

  • Get 6-8 packs of synthetic hair for long, thick braids. 
  • Take 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.1 cm) of synthetic hair.
  • Remove ⅓ of the hair.
  • Form a loop with the remaining hair.

Part Four- Attaching the Synthetic Hair

  • Place the synthetic hair over your natural hair at the roots.
  • Allow your natural hair to fall in the middle section of the synthetic hair.
  • Braid your natural hair in with synthetic hair.
  • Secure the end of the braid with a hair elastic, if needed.
  • Braid each section one at a time, taking breaks as needed.
  • Trim off any flyaways with scissors.
  • Dip the ends of the braids in hot water to seal them. And you are done with your box braids.

Moreover, you can watch these processes online. It’s an era of YouTube. You will find thousands of box braids tutorials there from where you learn it yourselves. 

Bobs, Braids and Beads
Bobs, Braids and Beads

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Braided Excellence
Braided Excellence

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How Much Medium Box Braids Cost?

Well, it depends. It depends on the region you leave, the length you desire, the color you want, the pattern, shape, and hair type you use. There is no universal cost measurement of the box braids hairstyles. But we can give you some idea about the pricing. In the united states, the typical charges for installing box braids are $150-$200. But this pricing may not match with the pricing in the African And European countries. But what we want to let you know is the pricing is affordable in every corner of the world. So, you do not have to be worried about the cost for sure. 

Braided Excellence
Braided Excellence

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Thick Box Braids with Beads
Thick Box Braids with Beads

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How to Care for Box braids?

The life, color, and freshness of your box braids depend on the care you take for them. Meticulous care can make your box braids more stunning, bouncier, and more enchanting. Most of us do not take proper care of these lovely braids. As a result, the freshness and original glamour of these braided hairstyles collapse. Besides, you can lose hair without adequate care, break your hair, and even have an infection on your scalp. So, we do recommend you to know the caring method properly and apply these steps as suggested. Now let’s see what you can do to care your box braids

  • Cover your braids with a silk or satin scarf at night to prevent frizziness.
  • Wipe your braids with witch hazel 2-3 times a week to keep them clean.
  • Wash your scalp with shampoo and water to prevent itchiness.
  • Massage natural oils into your scalp once a week to keep it hydrated.
  • Take the braids out within 2 months to prevent hair damage. 
Thick Box Braids
Thick Box Braids

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Box Braids with Color

One of the unique factors of every hairstyle is color. Color puts life in hairstyles and hairdos. When you plan to have a medium box braids hairstyle, you can focus on the color you are goanna get with the hairstyle. Generally, colorful hairstyles are worn for different occasions and get-together. And some of us might like the colorful hairstyles for their casual hairdo. Whatever your necessity be, a colorful hairstyle is always by your side to make you look more glorious and glamorous. Now get your braids colored with the following coloring concepts. I hope you will find one of them useful for your next hairdo. 

Amazing Braiding Idea
Amazing Braiding Idea

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Color and Braids
Color and Braids

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Natural Colored Box Braids

These are the box braids generally preferred for casual wear. The study says the natural colored or the black colored box braids are the most used braiding hairstyles. Apart from this, all other hairstyles are also usually worn in black color. A natural colored hairstyle brings out the natural beauty and gorgeousness through your hairstyle. For you, we have collected a couple of black box braids hairstyles which you can consider for yourselves.

Lovely Braids
Lovely Braids

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Criss Cross Braids
Criss Cross Braids

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Blonde Box Braids

After the black hairstyles, the blonde color is mostly used by women worldwide in any hairstyle. Besides, the blonde shade is also used for making highlights, mainly in many hairstyles. In the box braids hairstyles, the blonde and honey blonde hairstyles are regarded as the royal braiding. This keen color makes you presentable anywhere you go. You will never find any color more gorgeous than the blond in any hairstyle.

Glazing Box Braids with Beads
Glazing Box Braids with Beads

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Glazing Box Braids
Glazing Box Braids

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Red Box Braids

Some say that red is a color of love and passion, for some disagree. But when the red color is applied to the box braids, no doubt everyone will be considered a romantic and gorgeous hairstyle. The young women of African American ethnicity are mostly seen with the red box braids for parties, tours, vacations, etc. A lovely red box braids hairstyle adds more joy and pleasure for them while enjoying the togetherness. 

Burgundy Braids
Burgundy Box Braids

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Red Braids Updo
Red Box Braids Updo

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Purple Box Braids

When you apply the purple color on your braids, your braids gain the same representation as the color purple. Besides, the purple box braids have become the most significant trend among women.

Purple Braids
Purple Braids

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Purple Braids
Purple Braids

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Pink Box Braids

Pink is related to love. Girl, if you are in love, you might like the hairstyles with the pink color. Besides, pink box braids represent you like a sexy, sweet, and cute girl. All over the world, the color pink is the favorite color of most women. That’s why they want this color in their hairstyles. And when you apply the color to your braids, you will undoubtedly look like an angel descended from heaven.

Pink Braids
Pink Braids

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Pink Braids
Pink Braids

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Highlighted Box Braids

Of the paragraphs before, I have mentioned the highlights in hairstyles. Likewise, the box braids hairstyles are great for applying highlights. In most cases, the blonde color is considered to be the best option to be a highlight. But you can try other colors to be the highlighting color too. Below, we have arranged two highlighted medium box braids hairstyles where the honey blond and the blonde colors are picked to be the highlighting color. 

Blonde Highlights with Box Braids
Blonde Highlights with Box Braids

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Braids with colorful Edges
Braids with colorful Edges

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Multicolored Box Braids

After the highlights come multicolored box braiding hairstyle concepts. Highlights are mainly of a single color that colorizes a small portion of braids. On the other hand, multicolor braids are colored with different types of colors. Although some of us consider the multicolored box braids as messy and informal hairstyles, maximum of us love these braiding styles. Multiple colors in your braids do define you as an evergreen, jolly and colorful personality. 

Highlighted Medium Box Braids
Highlighted Box Braids

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Highlighted Medium Box Braids
Highlighted Box Braids

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Box Braids for Different Age Range

Hairstyles differ for different age ranges. This is very true in every culture, country, and region. Likewise, the box braids hairstyle also differs for different women of different age groups. Many of the online blogs or vlogs just forget this perspective. But we do think that women of different ages need different types of styling for their hair. For that, we have some suggestions and recommendations regarding the medium box braids hairstyles for women of different ages. Follow the below points to know more.

Box Braids with Beads
Box Braids with Beads

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Box Braids with Beads
Box Braids with Beads

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Box Braids Hairstyles for Toddler

In African American society a baby within 1-3 years is considered to be a toddler. Many of us think that they do not need any hairstyles while a major portion wants to present them a nice and divine hairstyle. Hereby we suggest the medium box braids for your little angels. With proper caution, you can install lovely box braids on their scalp. Besides if you use some accessories like beads and ribbons, they will just look like angels. 

Braids for Kids
Braids for Kids

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Braids for Kids
Braids for Kids

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Kids Box Braids

Wearing box braids is a common matter among kids. Irrespective of sex the kids can wear box braids hairstyles. But most of the time you will find the female kids or the girls with lovely box braids. These hairstyles will increase their glow and make them smarter confident as well as beautiful. Below there, we have got a couple of hairstyles for them. Check those out.

Braids for Kids
Braids for Kids

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Braids for Kids
Braids for Kids

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Young Women Prefers  Box Braids Most

African American young women are the main patrons of the medium box braids hairstyles. These hairstyles create a marvelous effect on them. The young women use these braids with different colors, designs, styles, and thicknesses to make themselves presentable and attractive. Men think the medium-length box braids are the best fit for the young women among all braiding hairstyles. Find out how these women look with medium box braids hairstyles.

Glamorous Box Braids
Glamorous Medium Box Braids

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Glamorous Box Braids
Glamorous Box Braids

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Braids for Women

Apart from the toddlers, kids, and young women, the adult, and aged women are also greatly suggested to make hairdos with box braids. In the case of other hairstyles, there may be a huge difference between the hairstyles of women of different ages. But in the case of box braids for aged women, the differences are really insignificant. You can see the braided hairstyles below and the women wearing them. 

Medium Braids for Black Women
Box Braids for Black Women

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Highlighted Braids
Highlighted Box Braids

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Accessorize your  Braids

Adding accessories is the best part of wearing a braided hairstyle. Accessories add life and stun to any hairstyle. The African American black women normally use beads, ribbons, and crisscross patterns with their hairstyles to make them accessorized. And all of these accessories are greatly supportive of the hairstyles (especially the braided hairstyles). In this section, we are gonna show you some of the medium box braids hairstyles with different types of accessories. So, let’s dive in. 

Trending Box braids Hairstyle
Trending Box braids Hairstyle

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Trending braids Hairstyle
Trending Box braids Hairstyle

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Braids and Beads

While talking about the accessories, the first thing that comes to your mind is the beads. Beads the most ancient accessories the black women ever used in hairstyles. Beads add glitter and attractiveness to braids. Moreover, you have enormous options of choosing beads. The most popular beads are glass beads, wooden beads, etc. And the success of a beaded hairstyle depends on the proper selection of beads according to the design, pattern, and color of your box braids.

Braids and Beads
Braids and Beads

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Braids and Beads
Braids and Beads

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Get the Ancient Tribal Braids

Tribal braids are one of the most ancient and widely congratulated braided hairstyles all over Africa. These types of braids are constructed with a complex pattern like cornrows.  You can choose the box braiding techniques to make these tribal braids. Besides almost every tribal braid hairstyle contains wild beads that can take your breath away. Below there, we have these two great tribal braid hairstyle examples for your consideration. 

Braids with Bantu Knots
Box Braids with Bantu Knots

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Criss Cross Braids
Criss Cross Box Braids

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Braids with Criss-Cross Design

Wrapping the crisscross threads around your box braids is the most modern way to accessorize your box braids. The straight box braids with medium length with a crisscross is a hairstyle that most black women crave for. These accessories increase the beauty and effect of the braids and make you and your hairstyle more stunning and blissful. Besides, you can use multiple accessories with medium box braids. For example, the crisscross threads and the beads both can be used with a single hairstyle. 

Thick Braids of Medium Length
Thick Box Braids of Medium Length

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Thick  Braids of Medium Length
Thick Box Braids of Medium Length

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 Box Braids for Social Occasions

Hairstyles are often categorized on different occasions. Different occasions demand different types of hairstyles and hairdo. Moreover, the same hairstyle has different versions for different types of social occasions. In this section, we are gonna discuss the applicability of box braids hairstyles on different types of occasions and get together. Over the whole discussion, you will get to know about the different designs and style patterns of medium box braids hairstyles. From now you will never be confused about choosing hairstyles while attending or observing any occasions. 

Divine Braids
Divine Braids

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Multicolored Braids
Multicolored Box Braids

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Wedding Box Braids Hairstyles

One of the major parts of life is the wedding. Everything is important for a bride before she appears before others. As the bride is the central part of a wedding, she will be looked at each and every part of her decorations. So, you should take hairstyles seriously for a wedding. In the African American wedding, the updo or bun hairstyles are commonly noticed with different types of hair and locks. But you can try something too. I mean, why don’t you use the box braids to make your wedding hairstyles? Look at the hairstyles below, they are made with box braids. These braided wedding hairstyles have more beauty and effects than any other wedding hairstyle. At the same time, they have the beauty of exception too. 

Wedding Box Braids
Wedding Box Braids

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Wedding Braids
Wedding Box Braids

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Braids for Parties

When you are at a party, you are in the mode of cheer and craze. Besides parties are the place where you can reveal the true beauty of yourself by your dressing, hairstyle, and personality. That is why the hairstyles for parties have separate appeal. You may notice that the party hairstyles are of different hair types, colors, lengths, designs, and glamour. So, you must make a wise choice about your hairstyle before attending a party. For you, we have got these hairstyles of medium box braids. These braided hairstyles will certainly increase your image along with your beauty and glamour. 

Gorgeous Braided hairstyle
Gorgeous Braided hairstyle

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Box Braids Half Updo
Box Braids Half Updo

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Tours, Travel, Vacation, and Outing

Rejuvenation is necessary to restore our freshness. That’s why we need to go on vacation, tour or outing. As we have stated earlier, different hairstyles serve different purposes, going on vacation requires a fresh look and a jolly appearance. From this perspective, we strongly suggest your certain hairstyles make your journey more comfortable and enjoyable. You have enormous options of picking hairstyles for these types of events, but have you ever tried the box braids for it? If not, we do recommend the medium box braids hairstyles for your journey. More specifically, the updo or half updo hairstyles will keep you fresh during your tour.  

Gorgeous Braided hairstyle
Gorgeous Braided hairstyle

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Multicolored Braids
Multicolored Box Braids

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Get Braided on the Eve of Your Upcoming Birthday

Like other parties and occasions, your birthday requires a new appearance and hairstyle of you. As the party is a birthday girl-centered, you can not avoid the sharp vision of the presence. For birthdays the African American women usually try latest hairstyles with different types of braids, locks, and hair. Here we suggest the medium box braids hairstyles make your birthday more glamorous and memorable. It is imperative that you pick the color and accessorized box braids hairstyles to get the glow. And do not forget to consider the following birthday box braids hairstyles below. 

Blonde Braids
Blonde Box Braids

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Blonde Braids
Blonde Box Braids

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What Do You like to Wear at College Prom Night?

Young women are choosier than adult women and men in selecting their fashion and hairstyles. In different occasions or get together they need different fashion elements. For the college prom night, the young women like to choose the hairstyles that are best for dancing and revealing their intrinsic glamour. Hereby we suggest you these lovely exotic braided hairstyles made with box braids. You will definitely rock the party. 

 Braids for Occasions
Medium Box Braids for Occasions

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Braids with Beads
Braids with Beads

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Christmas Hairstyles for African American Black Women

When nature is in a festive look, you yourself can join the trend. During this occasion, you will find a wide range of hairstyles is being used by black women. Basically, you will be confused while selecting the hairstyle for you for Christmas. But no worries, we are here to help. Bellow, there you can see a couple of braided hairstyles that can be your hairstyle this Christmas. Trust me, you will be looking like a goddess on the sacred eve of holy Christmas. 

Medium braids
Box braids

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Purple  braids
Purple Box braids

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Box Braids by Thickness

While choosing a hairstyle, we do consider the factors affecting the hairstyles. Different hairstyles are influenced by different influential factors like design, thickness, accessories, and so on. Here we are gonna discuss the thickness and its effect on the box braids hairstyles. At the end of this section, you will be able to understand the effects of the thickness on box braids and especially the medium box braids hairstyles. So let’s see what thickness can do for you. 

Highlighted  Braids
Highlighted Box Braids

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Half Updo with  Braids
Half Updo

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Jumbo Braids

Jumbo Box Braids
Jumbo Box Braids

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Jumbo Box Braids
Jumbo Box Braids

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Medium Pixie Braids

Purple Braids
Purple Braids

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Box Braids High Bun
Box Braids High Bun

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Styles and Designs of Medium Box Braids

 Box Braids offer you a variety of designs and styles. From the dawn of styling hair to this ultra-modern world, many of the styles are innovated and designed for African American black women. These hairstyles are a bun, updo, ponytails and so on. And you know, all these designs and styles also can be done with the box braids hairstyles. In this section, we are gonna show you some glamorous styles and designs of box braids in different categories. 

Box Braids High Bun
Box Braids High Bun

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Braids with Beads
Box Braids with Beads

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Triangular Box Braids

Box Braids are called after the box shapes of the basement. But as braided hairstyles have evolved a lot over the years, a new braiding pattern has been introduced with box braids. The main difference here is, the box shapes are replaced with the triangular box braids. Triangular box braids of medium lengths are widely used and tremendously popular among African American black women. Below there we have demonstrated two of the marvelous triangular box braids hairstyles in case you want to consider. 

Jumbo Braids with Beads
Jumbo Box Braids with Beads

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Jumbo Braids
Jumbo Box Braids

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Braided Bob Styles

Women all over the world have always been wondered about the new, trending, effective and easy hairstyles to wear. While selecting the hairstyles, they focus on beauty and comfort. Moreover, millions of women are working outside the home today. As a result, they need hairstyles that go with their profession as well as the beauty trends. In this respect, the bob hairstyles and haircuts are mostly preferred by them. As we are talking about the medium box braids hairstyles, we do suggest you make lovely bob hairstyles with the box braids like the images below. 

Box Braids
Box Braids

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Braids with Beads
Box Braids with Beads

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 Box Braids Ponytail

If you talk about easy and simple hairstyles, ponytail comes to our mind first. Ponytails are super easy to do and excellent in beauty and effect. Moreover, ponytails add perfection, briefness, and stun to your hairstyles and appearance. In this section, we are presenting you with a couple of braided ponytail hairstyles. These box braids ponytail hairstyles are super sexy in view and remarkably comfortable for women, especially in the summer season. Apart from that, you can wear these ponytails on different occasions, seasons, workplaces, and educational institutions. One great benefit of these hairstyles is that you can make yourself ready to rock within moments by doing a ponytail with your box braids. 

Braided Ponytail
Braided Ponytail

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Braided High Ponytail
Box Braids High Ponytail

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Braided Mohawk

The young women love to bring wilderness and craziness to their hairstyles. Even in braids, you can do that. And one of the wildest and crazy hairstyles is the mohawk itself. Mohawks are built with shaved or faded sides and longer braids or hair on the vertical center of your head. Mohawks are flexible and straightforward. You can make these hairstyles with different types of locks, braids, twists, and natural hair. Here we are going to present to you the mohawk hairstyles with medium size box braids. If you look at the images below, you will quickly understand the beauty and glamour of these master styles. 

Braided Mohawk
Box Braids Mohawk

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Medium Braids
Box Braids

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Braided Updo Hairstyles for Women

Updo is a legendary hairstyle of the whole world. For both formal and informal purposes, women are using these hairstyles for decades. These updos are great for the summer seasons. On the other hand, you can not avoid these updos in wedding hairstyles. So updos give you comfort in the summer and a glazing appearance at the wedding. These multipurpose hairstyles can be made with braids, locks, hair, and twits. So, you can have the flexibility features in it. Below, we have collected two of these updo hairstyles made with medium-sized box braids. And it’s time you try these too. 

 

Bun with Braids
Bun with Box Braids

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Braids and Knots

Knots are an excellent version of updo hairstyles. You can add single or multiple knots on your head to have a knot hairstyle. Moreover, you can use braids, locks, or natural hair to make beautiful knots. Thy are actually make a shape look and a clean image of your hairstyle and appearance. These knots are too flexible to allow you to use different colors, braids, hair, and locks. In the images below, you will find topknots hairstyles with medium box braids. In today’s fashion world the knots hairstyles are just compared to milestones. They are crazy, smart and sharp. If you are planning a new hairstyle, you can consider this great option. 

Braided Topknots
Box Braids Topknots

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Braided Topknots
Box Braids Topknots

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Braided Half Updo

Here comes another popular hairstyle with box braids. Previously we defined updo hairstyles as both formal and informal hairstyles. The half updo is a modified version of updo hairstyles where some of your locks, braids, and hair are left free along with the updo designs. Although the difference in structure is insignificant, these hairstyles’ beauty and effect outrun the updo hairstyle itself. On the contrary, when you will use lovely box braids to make these half updos, your beauty and glamour will know no bounds. Check out the images below as the latest designs of half updos. 

Braided Half Updo
Box Braids Half Updo

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Braided Half Updo
Box Braids Half Updo

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Diamond-Shaped Box Braids

You have experienced the triangular box braids previously. In the triangular box braids hairstyles, you will find triangle shapes in the basement of the braids. The diamond box braids inspired to form the triangle box braids. It’s a tricky little hairstyle where you can get the diamond and triangle shapes at the same time with medium box braids. When the legs of the tangles are faced together, the figures take the form of a diamond. In terms of popularity, diamond box braids are far more popular than triangular box braids. We have got the following couple of images containing the diamond-shaped box braids hairstyles to consider. 

Triangular braids
Triangular Box braids 

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Triangular braids
Triangular Box braids

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Half Ponytail

Here we have got another version of ponytail hairstyle, the half ponytail. The ponytail hairstyles are made with all of the hair, braids, and locks, and wherein the half ponytails can leave some of the braids free and make a ponytail with the leftover. Below there, find the glazing half ponytail hairstyles with box braids. I hope you will like them.

Golden Braids Half Ponytail
Golden Box Braids Half Ponytail

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Braided Updo with Beads
Box Braids Updo with Beads

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Bun

As the last part of styling with box braids, we suggest bun hairstyles with box braids. Buns are always awesome and breathtaking. No matter what type of hair or braid you use to make them, they are just lovely naturally. Here got two of the stunning and glamorous bun hairstyles with the mid-length box braids to give you an idea. After wearing these buns you will be definitely able to enchant whomever you like. Check it out.

Braided Updo
Box Braids Updo

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Braided Bun
Box Braids Bun

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Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

 

  • How Many Pack of Hairdo You Need for Medium Length Box Braids?

For medium-length box braids that are medium-width, purchase 9-11 packs of Kanekalon hair, or 7-9 packs of X-pression hair. For medium-width or jumbo short box braids, purchase 7-8 packs of Kankelon braiding hair or 5-6 packs of X-pression hair.

Burgundy Braids
Burgundy Box Braids

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  1. How Long Does it Take to Make Box Braids?

The size and length of braids dramatically change how long it takes you. Anywhere from 4-8 hrs to do single braids (box braids) is normal. 2nd Answer: If you are a beginner, it can take you anywhere from 8-10 hours to do your own box braids.

Purple Braids
Purple Braids 

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  1. Can I Get My Braids Wet?

Washing box braids can feel like an all-day activity. They absorb a ton of water, are insanely heavy when wet, and take several hours to dry. While washing every two weeks is ideal, sometimes you just don’t have the time–or it’s way too cold out to walk around with wet hair.

Colorful Jumbo Braids
Colorful Jumbo Box Braids

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Do Box Braids Damage Hair?

The downside of having micro braids is that it puts a lot of stress on the hair and can cause hair loss along the hairline. As the hair begins to grow out, the new growth will pull on the braids, causing breakage. … So getting micro braids could cause too much damage. Tree braids could be a better option.

Braids with Pink Edges
Box Braids with Pink Edges

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  • Does It Hurt While Installing Box Braids?

But your braids shouldn’t EVER hurt when they are being put in, sure it can feel tender, but if they feel too tight tell your braider, this is important as it can damage your hair and scalp health.

Colorful Braids with Beads
Colorful Box Braids with Beads

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Colorful Braids with Beads
Colorful Box Braids with Beads

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Double Top Knots

Double Top Knot is always a chic and cute hairstyle. You can also do it with your box braids. It is incredibly easy to do and maintain. This a trendy style since the ’90s. It was very popular among girls’ bands of the ’90s era. You can follow this makeup style too. Vibrant blue eyeshadow with the nude lip. Definitely, you will be a ’90s doll with this style.

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Double Ponytails:

Box braid is so protective and you can make it more protective if you do simple double ponytails. Don’t forget about baby hairs. Set them nicely on your forehead. Use beads to make your braids extra attractive.

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Simple High Bun

Buns always add simplicity to any face. Wear this style with any type of dress on any day. You can add flowers or other accessories if you want. Although buns look good all alone. Set your baby hairs and you leave some hair untied behind ears.

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Mushroom Bun:

A very funky style for the weekend. Funny name but looks quite adorable. Do a bun with the middle-front braids. Leave the other braids on the sides.

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Blonde Braids:

Who does not love blonde hair? Blonde suits very nicely some African women face. And sometimes it is boring to have black hair. You can color your hair or use extensions. Blonde always puts a sassy vibe in any looks.

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Ponytail with Bandana:

If you are bored with just ponytail then use a bandana to get a different look. Wear a bandana like this picture and make a ponytail by covering the braids. It will protect your hair too. You can use a white bandana or match the color with the dress.

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Single Ponytail:

Simple and edgy. It will take probably a few minutes to do. When you are in rush and don’t know what to do with your box braids simply tie them into a ponytail. Decorate braids with beads and golden or silver wire.

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Ultra Violet:

All black women have a common thing in their lives and that is box braid. Ultraviolet rocks any look. You can color your hair or use extensions, it will little flair to your box braids. You can also wrap braids with a scarf like this for styling.

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Curly Ends:

Just get out of traditional box braids ideas. Do half braids and curl the ends. You can do it with your natural hair or can use hair extensions like this picture. You will rock any night party with this style.

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Threads:

You have already understood that you can use a lot of hair accessories to decorate your braids. A thread is one of them. It is easy and you can create many patterns in your braids with threads.

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Frayed End:

I love these frayed ends with classic braids on Amandla Stenberg. You can wear this style for a unique look. You can braid your hair with extensions like this color if you are feeling daring.

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Half Back Bun:

Another easy and simple style for buns lovers. Imagine just with a bun you can create multiple styles. This back bun style will go with any casual dress on a casual day.

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Beads Ends:

Stunning box braid style with golden beads. You do not need to stick to one style with beads. Change the pattern and position and you will get many different styles. Put all the beads on the end of the braids to get a different look.

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Colorful Extensions:

Go crazy! Braid your hair with colorful extensions. This look will go with both summer and spring. And the best part is you don’t need to color your hair.

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Box Braids Shoulder Length: 

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Box Braids Ponytail: 

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Box Braids Medium Hairstyles with Beads:

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Box Braids Blonde:

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Shoulder Length Braids with Beads: 

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How to Take Care of Box Braids

Caring is more important than styling. There is a chance that your hair will be damaged by styling. So, it is very important to take care of your box braids.

  • Wrap your braids with a silk or satin cloth at night to prevent frizziness.
  • Rub out your braids with witch hazel 2-3 times a week to keep them clean.
  • Wash the scalp with shampoo and water to prevent itchiness and stickiness.
  • Massage oils into your scalp once a week to keep it hydrated.
  • Take the braids out within 2 months or it will cause hair damage.
 

Conclusion

We are finishing up the discussion regarding the medium box braids. We have discussed these braided hairstyles from different angles like length, style, color, etc. On the contrary, we have put some general instructions on installing the box braids and caring for them. Over the whole journey, we have tried to provide you with the best, trending, and most suitable hairstyles in the form of images. Now, you are to decide the style you are going to use. And in the end, we would like to request you to share this article on social media if you like it and want to thank us.

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