Monday, 7 November 2011

Trend: Chunky Box Braids

Anyone remember these (Janet J)??  Well, long chunky box braids are definitely the new trend at the mo. Now frankly, I don't care for trends or fashion - wear what you wanna wear regardless of what's in, but I do love this look. Here are a few pics to inspire.

Janet Jackson 


Solange again

Third time's a charm...

 Brandy (from

Jada - with a great updo.

A model with extra chunky braids

Solange again...with a lovely bun....


  1. You don't have to use really expensive hair - I found that the cheap synthetic hair worked fine. Obviously, if you can afford human hair, then it's better for your hair so go for it. ( I have my personal qualms about the whole human hair thing actually, but that's another post)
  2. Don't do them too tight - tight braids damage the hairline and cause traction alopecia.
  3. Moisturise daily with a spritz - water, glycerin, essential oils, conditioner.
  4. Keep them's better for your hair.
Disclaimer: Although I do post certain celebrities for their hairstyles please note I am by no means endorsing their music, lifestyle's just that getting permission to post pics from 'normal' people is a lot less easy.

Peace, Love and Hair grease folks!! xxx


  1. Liked this article. Liked how you explained you are not into trends!I am not into trends either!The tips and pics were awesome. Back in TX we call these "dooky braids." I will leave it up to your imagination as to why.LOL. Blessings Queen

  2. I just discovered your blog, i will visit you every week and I hope you will visit mine too.
    God Bless.

    OH yes I remember those days. I used to wear this hairstyles.But now I only want my own hair on my scalp. New days now for me.

  3. Aaaw thanks minasek!! will do, I love your hair in the pic :-)

  4. Thanks BlackSistah, glad it was a blessing. I'm gonna have to google 'dooky' us Brits aren't down with the lingo lol...x