Flattering, Striking Trending Knotless Box Braids
If there is one hairstyle ladies are crazy about right now, it’s the knotless box braids.
This hairstyle trend has been gaining major traction in the beauty world, and for good reason.
It is a striking variation of the traditional box braid. The knotless style is versatile, super easy to style, and give every lady just the right amount of sassiness.
Knotless braids are a traditional three-strand braid with a beneficial twist. Like box braids, the hair is mostly divided into square parts or sometimes triangle-shaped divisions depending on choice.
However, knotless style do not have the small knot that starts at the root of traditional style braids as it lay flat to the scalp since a feed-in technique is used, unlike the classic box style.
With the knotless braids instead of securing the braid with a knot and then continue braiding, the style is started with a three-strand braid. Before the attachment is introduced, making for a braid that sports a flatter appearance.
For the ultimate show-stopping hairstyle, try the waist-length knotless style. You will turn definitely turn heads wherever you go with this look, which has a beautiful and feminine appeal. But if you are not a fan of the waist-length, then, you should opt for the medium or short length.
Although the hairstyle is trending, you should know that because of the higher degree of precision needed to create a knotless style, they can take several hours longer to install than normal braids. The longer the length, the longer it takes to finish. For the same reason, they are also more expensive.
This protective braid style is just like the traditional box braids; however, the knotless braids usually designed in a box shape.
The knotless style, just like the traditional box style can be styled however you want as this style doesn’t put tension on your scalp. You can style your knotless braids into the half up half down, bun, ponytail, updo or simply let it down.
You can also add oomph by leaving the ends curly to give your knotless box style a unique and eye-catching finish. You can also take your knotless style to the next level by accessorizing with beads.
5 things you should know
- Knotless box braids take several hours to install than the traditional box style. The longer the length, the longer it takes to finish.
- For the same reason above, they are also more expensive to make.
- It’s lighter than traditional box style.
- Knotless braids are less painful than traditional box style, hence, put less tension on your scalp.
- This trending style can last up to six to 8 weeks, depending on how well you care for them. But it is advisable to take out the braids at a maximum of six weeks to avoid breakage or ruining your edges.
It is important to keep your hair hydrated weekly by applying mousse or oil sheens. You can also use natural moisturizing ingredients like coconut water or shea butter. Apply on braids at least once a week, and wrap your braids with a silk scarf or bonnet while you sleep to help protect your hair from frizz, keep your braids intact and minimize moisture loss overnight