Monday, 25 March 2013

Top 'vavavum' box braid styles

Box braids are a form of protective hairstyling, it helps the hair grow and gives one a break from the everyday open hair. If you have a lot of hair like myself, it can be a bit challenging to come up with creative ways to style the braids. Below are a few examples of ideas on how to style them.
First there is the ordinary up-do, all you need is a scrunchy, big enough to hold all your braids.
  •  Hold all your hair where you wish to have the bun
  • Ensure that all the braids are intact and properly arranged
  • Form a ponytail then twist the hair firmly around the scrunchy and this will be the end result... 
Alternatively, you can part some of your hair on the front, and twist it to the side. Lower the up-do to the center of your head or do it like mine. This is perfect for the office lady :)
 You can also opt to twist the parted hair to the side and tuck it back into the bun, to have this...

this hairdo is perfect for vintage style outfits, the front and side view...
 
 When the braids are freshly done, It is rather difficult to style them. However I discovered the below hairstyle is not that bad. First you need an elastic hairband, 
  • Part front hair to the side.
  •  Then twist it anticlockwise(or clockwise)
  •  Hold it the twisted braids firmly with your hand.
  • Part some hair from the other side(the free side) fasten them  together with the band.
  •  If it is not too painful,braid them together and form a little bun as shown.
A 'sister' to this hairdo is this one below, Greek inspired. 
  • First part hair at the middle,
  • Twist it to the respective sides and fasten it together into a tiny bun at the back as above.This looks great on people with round faces.
And now...*drumrolls* onto Le Hairstyle of the year. This is by far my favorite hairdo, Its funky just how I like it! For this, all you need are at least 3 hair pins.
  •  First bend so that all your hair falls
  • Select some hair from both sides of your head
  •  Criss-cross them at the centre
  •  Do the same with the next batch of hair on the sides of your head. However  ensure to firmly hold the criss-crossed hair together, to avoid it being loose.
  • Continue criss-crossing until the tip of the head. At this point you can braid it all together into one.
When the braid is complete, you can either pin it back, for a Janelle Monae hairdo.
OR you can pin it to the side like I do.
To achieve this!


 Miss Vavavum
Xx

13 comments:

Shirley said...

Love love love this post....will try them soon :-)

Diana G. Muturia said...

love love love it!!! i will try that last one!

Miss vavavum said...

thanks :)

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Faith Raudo said...

iv got box braids too got them dne jana will definitely try them out:-)

Mumbi Shokey said...

The last is a must try though my head may look funny will tell you how that turns out...Nice post:)

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Miss vavavum said...

thanks for passing by :)

Arti Arte said...

wow love the tuts...keep them coming.
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Miss Vavavum said...

thank you. Will definitely have more of them. Stay tuned!

Coca Amina said...

Nice. What about short braids. I love having short braids but I only have one style that is a ponytail.

msupa said...

You've just given me an idea for today's hairstyle

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Kiran Oberoi said...

work for the hard copy magazine stephanys black styles... www.stephanysblackstylespresents.com ..are you interested for a article in our magazine.. pls mail to
blackstyles.nl@gmail.com

thank you.
Looking forward to hear from you

Kiran beroi