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DIY Bob Cut Box Braids

Hey there. Been a while.

So I got my hair braided yesterday in hopes of getting them cut into a bob. I went to three salons today and they all sounded shifty so I decided to do it myself. Giant leap of faith, I know, but isn’t that what life’s about? πŸ˜€ I just told myself that we’d make it work no matter how it turned out.

What you’ll need:

  • rubber bands
  • scissors
  • candle/lighter

First, part your braids how you’d like to be wearing them. I like me a side part. Ignore the headband, these braids couldn’t stay put.

IMG_20140622_080642Decide how short you want them to be; where you’ll cut, and use rubber bands to mark. I started banding single braids, then I got tired and bunched them up. Be careful about the back though, the band will probably get to your hair; just move it lower πŸ˜› My ends are coloured so its very easy to tell.

PicsArt_1403456935767Light your candle or whatever. Using the pair of scissors, cut below the band. Pass the blunt edge over the fire to melt the synthetic hair a little, then roll it between two fingers to seal. Be careful with the naked fire and where you place it.

PicsArt_1403456971976Reaching the back is a little tricky. I got candle wax burns because I kept tilting the candle πŸ˜€ Just get someone to help you with that section.

So when they are all done remove the rubber bands and you’re done.

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I love how they turned out! Short, but long enough to tie into a ponytail if I don’t want hair in my face. So yeah, phew!

Would you try this?

See you on the next one.

 

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13 thoughts on “DIY Bob Cut Box Braids

  1. Dear what kind of hair did you use?
    Heat or Water?
    I would like to do this hairstyle, I use to do it all the time when I was little but now I want to try it myself, just don’t know which kinda hair they used to make it ‘curl’ so it got volume, since I don’t want them to be sleek and just fall ‘straight’ down

    I hope you can help and I thank you in advance!
    Emin

    1. I used the usual Kanekalon braids. They curled on their own after burning the ends, didn’t use heat or water. For greater volume I’d suggest slightly smaller parts; not to small though!
      Hope that helps πŸ™‚

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