how to create jumbo box braids


How to Do Jumbo Box Braids: Beginners Guide

Beautiful hair is essential, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. This guide will show you how to do jumbo box braids – a popular and effortless style. We’ll also provide tips on keeping your braids looking their best and give you an overview of the available box braids. Let’s get started!

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What are Jumbo Box Braids?

Your jumbo box braids are a larger and much thicker form of the well known African-rooted Protective hairstyle which separates the natural hair and turns them into boxy shapes. These types of braids pass up the other braided protective hairstyles for numerous notable reasons.

They are low maintenance due to it taken less braids being made to create the larger. Therefore, it saves on not only time but also on money. Jumbo braids are not just stylish, they are also attention getters. If you pair them with fashion styles with colors and hair accessories that have sparkles to them.

You can pull the sexy versatile braids back or up and put in any hairstyle you want to! The main thing is that you don’t forget about the hair’s daily moisturizing ritual to keep it healthy and always fabulous.

You will be able to proudly stroll down the walk like a diva having these jumbo braids flowing over your shoulders and down your back.

Below are some other awesome jumbo braid hairstyles that you too can create the next time you are ready to change your protective style.


How to do Jumbo Box Braids for Beginners

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What You Need

  • Wide toothed comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Sectioning clips
  • Edge wax
  • Hair elastics
  • Hair extensions
  • Lighter
  • Boiling hot water

1- The day before you plan on doing your jumbo box braiding to your hair, be sure to give it an oil treatment, and condition it too.

2- Make certain that you use a wide tooth comb and remove any knots and tangles out of your hair.

3- All of your hair from around 3-inches above the nape of the neck should be sectioned and placed on the top of your head/crown, from that area down it needs to be loose to start with.

4- Use the tail end of the rat-tail comb and part out a square shape part approximately 3″ X 3″ in size.

5- Use edge wax on the loose hair to smooth the edges of partings down, then ensure that you tie each section of hair with a hair elastic (tightly) as you get it parted off.

6- Now repeat steps 4 and 5, by dividing up the loose hair in order to form a foundation for those jumbo box braids.

7- Get a thick weft of extensions, and fold in the form of an upside-down “U” (fold in half).

8- Place one side of the “U” (either side works) on one side of a section of your own hair.

9- Now, re-divide each of those extensions making 3-sections out of each of them and begin adding your own hair into each of the 3-sections you just made.

10- You will be braiding and adding in your own hair to these sections from the roots to the ends/tips, and when you reach the ends you will secure each end, by using a lighter and singeing the ends for around 3 to 5 seconds.

11- To complete the jumbo box braids, you will simply repeat steps 7 through 10 on each section of hair.

12- To finalize your hairstyle, take the end of each braid and stick it into a bowl or large cup of boiling water. This will fuse the ends of each section and make them completely secure.

How to Choose Between Small, Medium, or Jumbo Box Braids?

There are a lot of different types and styles of braids, and it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. When choosing between small, medium, and jumbo box braids, it is important to consider a few things. First of all, the size of the box braid will determine how tight or lose the weave will be.

Small Box Braids: These are the simplest type of box braids and can be done in just a few minutes using simple supplies like elastics and bobby pins. They are versatile enough to style any hairstyle, but they’re not very glamorous.

Medium Box Braids: Medium box braids are similar to small box braids, but the size of the braid is bigger, so it looks more full-bodied. They also tend to look better when styled with thicker strands of hair because they hold them firmly in place.

Jumbo Box Braid: Jumbo box braiding is great for African Americans who want their natural hairstyles to look extra big and impressive. The size of the braid allows more hair Tyler sectioned off into smaller sections (called “pillars”), which gives your locks extra volume and body. Jumbo boxes can take longer than other types of boxed braiding due to the number of individual stitches required, but that added detail definitely worth it!

Ideas for Jumbo Box Braids

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1- Double Twisted Jumbo Box Braids

If you are thinking about upgrading to a hairstyle that’s more stunning that what you have now, then you might want to try out the XL-size of the fabulous jumbo twists. Keep in mind, if it is low maintenance, you will want to use fewer pieces.


2- Fresh Black Jumbo Box Braids

These will make you the one with the most stunning hairstyle wherever you go. In this type of jumbo box braid, you can change up the way it looks by pulling a few of the braids back on both sides. For instance, if you decided to wear a sexy dress, it would appear more like a lady pulled back.


3- Jumbo Box Braids for Long Hair

This is the blonde jumbo box braids which are made up of 3-thick pieces and have been braided with perfection. The double weaves in it give it great contrast. The golden strands shimmer and has been designed with metal rings to make it appear to be unique.


4- Top Knot Jumbo Box Braids

This is a great example of how well updos and braids can go together. The bright red braids have been coiled on the top of the crown creating a high bun.


5- High Pony Jumbo Box Braids

Show off this exquisite long jumbo box braided hairdo having a high ponytail and contrast thickness and pull all of it together and make a high ponytail off of the crown. This style is one of the more eye-catching styles trending today!

6- High Bun Box Braids

This is one gorgeous hairstyle! With a fantastic top knot made out of jumbo box braids! If you are in the mood to show that pretty face off, then this is the do for  you! Don’t forget to wear some accessories.

7- The Triangle Parted Braid

These triangular box braids will take you to a higher level then you ever had with just the jumbo box braids. These are referred to as attention-getters.

8- Lob Box Braids

Finally, a perfect jumbo box braid, having an asymmetrical Lob box braid combined.

9- Long Bob Box Braids

You can let the chilling side of you hang out while wearing this jumbo box bob braid. This style goes well with oval-shaped faces.

10- Classic Jumbo Box Braids

This is an easy hairstyle to show others how nice it is to wear a protective style that’s also funky!


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