Box braids are a beautiful, traditional style that has been used for generations. It offers a seamless, smooth, and fun (if you add jewelry, beads, and trinkets) way to wear natural hair. Yet, what if you do not have long enough hair to pull off the style? You may wish to consider box braids courtesy of a lace wig with real human hair.
It’s absolutely possible to create realistic box braids using a lace wig and bundles. In this way, you can accomplish a natural, stunning look and you do need to worry about hair or scalp damage. You will simply feel and look fantastic, which is what we all want at the end of the day! Find out more below about how you can achieve this trendy look!
1) Place Your Natural Hair in a Protective Hairstyle
A braided, protective hairstyle is key for achieving a flawless, flat lace wig and having something to sew your wefts into. It will help to hold your hair pieces in place effortlessly and help your hair and scalp be healthy.
2) Style and Install Your Lace Closure Wig
Your second step is a little more detailed. You will need to style your lace closure wig, which isn’t too difficult. Ali Grace makes it even easier because we provide a pre-plucked hairline and baby hairs all around. However, yoh will still need to adjust and align your lace closure to fit you perfectly.
3) Secure Your Lace Wig to A Holder
It is easier to create box braids if you can see your work clearly. We recommend attaching it to a wig stand securely while you braid the hair.
4) Separate and Clip Hair Pieces into Equal Parts
Once you have done this step, you can begin braiding each tiny section.
5) Seal the Ends
If you have done box braids before, you may have used synthetic hair. In this case, you may have dipped the ends in hot water to seal them. With real human hair, you can use mail glue to properly seal the ends easily.
6) Install Your Wig
Apply special wig glue along your hairline, use a hairdryer to supply cool air, and then attach your wig and secure it downwards with your fingers.
7) Work with Bundles
Next, you can sew the bundles starting at the nape of your neck and working upwards with more bundles. You can braid the bundles as you finish each weft.
Optional: If you want to make a beautiful and bold statement, you can work in beads, colored threads, feathers, jewelry, and other types of trinkets when you are braiding your hair.