The word "Malliá" means "hair" in Greek.
The word "Malliá" means "hair" in Greek.

Boho Braids

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Were you looking for the hottest new box braid look that will have you looking Kardashian fresh with a touch of Halle Berry godliness? Boho braids might be the look you have been praying for from the hair gods!

Beautiful light skinned model wearing boho braided hairstyles with long multi colored textures

WHAT ARE BOHO BRAIDS?

Boho braids are a short word for Bohemian Box Braids. Boho braids are a three-strand twist braid that incorporates a distressed braid, a mixture of colors, and an open curly end hair tip. Island-themed hair accessories often accompany the hairstyle.

Boho braids info graphic for creating your own bohemian boho box braid hairstyle of your own from this tutorial.

WHAT HAIR TYPES ARE USED IN BOHO BRAIDS?

Braiding a boho style requires a dryer, more kinky hair texture type like Marley’s hair. This hair has a rougher texture and doesn’t lie flat when clumped together. This look can still be created with soft straight hair by lightly tugging on the individual feed in braids to give them a more distressed look. 

WHAT HAIR COLORS ARE THE BEST FOR BOHO BOX BRAIDS?

Bohemian styles like boho locs and boho braids have always used one or more mixtures of hair colors. A stylist creates the hairstyle with two or more colors combined before starting the braid. The result is a color combination that closely resembles the natural hair of an islander or a sunkissed hairdo. For the best boho box braid hairstyle, try any of these braid color combinations:

  1. Honey Blonde and Dark Brown
  2. Deep Wine Burgundy and Dark Auburn
  3. Off Black and Jet Black
Black girl brown boho braids hair - crochet faux locs

ACCESSORIES TO FINISH ANY BOHO BRAID HAIRSTYLE

To entirely pull off an iconic boho braid hairstyle, you must include these last accessories to finish the look. 

GODDESS BOX BRAIDS

The first iconic accessory is used to give the hair plaits a goddess locs feel. This can be achieved by leaving the hair tips of each braid open. The hair is then sealed with hair glue or a rubber band technique. The remanding hair is then wrapped around hot irons to create curly hair tips. 

HAIR ACCESSORIES 

Finishing a boho braid is only complete when you genuinely feel the bohemian vibe flowing through every hair strand. It doesn’t matter if you are using synthetic hair extensions or human hair; checkout some of these hair accessories to take that standard look to brand new levels!

  • Feathers
  • Tree Branches with soft leaves
  • Shiny metal Coils
  • Gold Cuffs
  • Dreadlock Beads
Black girl with beautful boho braid hairstyles natural hair and synthetic hair with braid accessories.

OMBRE FADING

Another great way to complete a bohemian braid updo is with the use of an ombre fading technique. Many loc styles like faux locs, hair twists, and box braids use an ombre technique to give a classic updo that extra boost of perfection. Popular boho braids that use an ombre fade pattern typically only do so near the ends of the hair locs. 

HOW-TO CREATE A BOHO BRAID TUTORIAL

Creating a boho braid is super easy. Follow our easy step-by-step guide to creating your own braids styles that will have all eyes on you!

VIDEO TUTORIAL 

CROCHET BOX BRAIDS 

Crochet braids are the easiest way of pulling off a full head hairstyle design with a complete collection of boho braids. These boho braids come pre-made and are installed with a crochet latch hook took. The individual locs are tied around your natural hair that has been prepped in a cornrow or box braid base. Check out crochet braids for more help installing this look. 

KNOTLESS BOX BRAIDS

Knotless box braids are a braiding hair technique that involves gradually adding hair extensions to increase your natural hair length. This styling is popular with African American and black women as it’s considered a protective hairstyle that reduces tension on the scalp. Check out how to install knotless box braids for help installing this look. 

Knotless boho bohemian braids hair - crochet faux locs

NATURAL HAIR BRAIDS

Creating your own boho braids style will require you to have naturally long hair. Dark and highlighted hair can be added or dyed to help create a more textured and colorful result. Check out this video tutorial on creating natural boho box braid styles. 

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Check out this easy to follow video tutorial on how to create a simple and stylish boho chic braid look. 

BENEFITS OF BOHO BRAID HAIRSTYLES

Not only are boho braids very stylish and iconic, but they are also beneficial in many other ways. Boho locs look distressed, so they don’t need to be tightened or re-braided often. Because of this, the maintenance on a boho look is minimal, and the style usually lasts longer than other box braid hairdos. 

MAINTAINING BOHO BRAIDED HAIR

Maintaining any braided hairstyle is easy and low maintenance. The main focus for hair care on these styles is your scalp, pores, and hair follicles. Keeping these key areas clean and moisturized is going to be ideal for maintaining a beautiful hairdo. 

If you notice build-up, address it with a nice clarifying wash and make sure to use a residue-free detergent. It’s easier to clean and maintain hair with the half up, half down method. After an excellent cleaning, grabs a leave-in conditioner off amazon and dabs it around those roots after a nice shower to help keep your scalp nice and nourished.

It’s always a good idea to consult with a specialist before trying any new home remedies for cleaning and maintaining your specific hair to be on the safe side. 

FAQ

HOW LONG DO BOHO BRAIDS LAST?

Braided hairstyles can last 4-8 weeks with regular and low-maintenance haircare. We do not recommend wearing any hairstyle longer than ten weeks. 

CAN BOHO BRAIDS CAUSE TRACTION ALOPECIA?

Styles crochet boho braids are meant to help reduce tensions on the scalp and hair. Studies have shown that any style that causes excessive tension on hair follicles causes a higher risk of hair loss and traction alopecia.

CAN YOU CREATE BOHO BRAIDS WITH STRAIGHT HAIR?

Yes, boho braids look great when created with straight and natural hair. Ensure to pull on the individual sections of hair to give your braided hairstyles a more distressed look. 

ARE BOHO BRAIDS A PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLE?

Yes, Protective hairstyles protect your natural hair from tension, environmental factors and allow for average hair growth. 

WHAT OTHER BRAIDS HAIRSTYLES LOOK GREAT WITH BOHO BRAIDS?

Most all braided hairstyles can be converted into boho braids with simple changes and some hair accessories. Try combining boho braids with some of your other favorites like fishtail braids, french braids, and side braids. 

CAN I USE KANEKALON HAIR TO CREATE BOHO BOX BRAIDS?

Yes, Kanekalon is a synthetic fiber that can be modeled after many natural hair fibers. Look for hair textures with natural kinks and thicker hair strands. 

CONCLUSION

Now that you are familiar with boho braids and the bohemian style, I’m sure you will be posting photos of yourself in your very own boho braided hairstyle very soon. Make sure to sign up below to tap into all of our new and exciting content. 

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