Hack the Trendy Boxer Braid in 5 Minutes Flat
It’s no secret we lovebraids for their endless variations and serious versatility. The boxer braid hairstyle is arguably one the hottest trends of 2016, and it’s our personal go-to when we’re in need of a spring-centric ‘do. Not only is this braid practical — talk about keeping hair out of your face! — but it’s also easy to wear to a slew of different occasions. We’re sharing our boxer braid hair hack so you don’t have to spend a ton of time or product to achieve the look. Knock ’em out with our easy-to-style version of the most coveted braid of the season.
STEP 1: PART IT AND BRAID IT
Part your hair directly down the middle and begin braiding it tightly into a reverse French braid. Create this 3D style by working from underneath — versus over top — because it gives the style a next-level look and feel, making your braid really pop.
STEP 2: GET THE SLEEK WITHOUT THE SLICK
Once you’re done braiding both sides of your head, tame any frizz with a toothbrush. We promise this is the most useful hair tool ever, so be sure to have a dedicated toothbrush reserved for styling moments like these. Spritz your toothbrush with hairspray and brush stray hairs for a seamless, polished look.
STEP 3: WIDEN THE ENDS
Tug on each piece of hair in your braids to thicken ‘em up and make them wider. This effect adds extra drama and dimension to your style.
We love the rad appeal of this look! It’s the perfect balance of badass chick meets girl next door, and it looks fab rocked with a sporty or dressy vibe.
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