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Jumbo Box Braids - Rubber band method

Ebena | Wed, 07/18/2018 - 01:47

Jumbo Box Braids using the rubber band method is a simple DIY technique to do your box braids at home. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to do jumbo box braids using the rubber band method by BreAunna ReneeDOPEaxxPANA.

Note: Avoid starting your braids on a dry scalp. Always make sure that the hair is pre-moisturize before starting the braiding process.

 

Partying the hair for box braids

Start off by partying the hair in half at the top. You can do the top and the back separately, so go ahead and do that first. This tutorial is for a total of eighteen braids, ten in the back section, and eight in the top section.

 

jumbo box braids rubber bands method

Part the hair in half at the top

 

jumbo box braids rubber bands technique

Separate the rows for the  box braids

 

Define the parts

Define the parts use Creme of Nature Argan Oil edge control. Start separating the rows for the box braids. In this tutorial, we will make a total of 18 braids, so there will be ten braids in the back and eight braids in the top section.

 

jumbo box braids rubber bands

 

jumbo box braids rubber bands

 

We will use the rubber bands method because it looks neater. Go ahead and coat around the parts with edge control and then rubber band the part.

The key to making jumbo box braids look neat is to have nice clean parts. Partying the hair evenly is essential and makes your style look much better.

 

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Making clean parts

Start by making neat and clean parts. We recommend that you go over your parts with edge control and clean up the lines first. This helps to make sure that the style looks neat.

 

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Clean up the lines

Define and coat the parts using the Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges Control. Next, add the rubber bands.

 

jumbo box braids rubber bands

Coat around the part with edge control and add the rubber band

 

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When you are sectioning out the second row, make sure that the braids are going to fall in between the parts from the first row.

We have three box braids at the bottom; the next section is going to have four braids and make sure that these box braids are going to fall in between those parts. That makes the style looks more full, and the braids should lay down perfectly.

 

jumbo box braids rubber bands

Three box braids at the bottom then four box braids in the next section

 

Start the Jumbo Box Braids

jumbo box braids rubber bands

Start braiding using two strands

 

For this style, you can use three packs of Xpression, cut each pack in half, and each side makes three braids.

That's a total of six braids for each pack, so this style has 18 braids in total.

Once you get to the box braids, you can connect them using the two-strands method. We are using two strands of synthetic hair, and then the hair is the third strand, and as you braid down, borrow hair from those two strands to make the hair the same thickness.

 

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jumbo box braids rubber bands method

jumbo box braids rubber bands

You want to make sure that when you are braiding, you keep adding products down on the hair. To stop the hair from sticking out, you need to use products off your hand, and use it on the edges of the hair to make sure that it's blending.

Another thing that you can also do is to make sure that the natural hair is underneath the synthetic hair when you are braiding. That helps to make sure that the natural hair is tucked in correctly.

jumbo box braids rubber bands technique

box braids rubber bands

box braids rubber bands

The finished look:  back

 

jumbo box braids rubber bands

The finished look: right side

 

jumbo box braids rubber bands

The finished look: right side and back

Thanks to Braider and YouTuber Bre’aunna Renee Caro for this great tutorial!

Learn more about Box braids here

 

Watch the full tutorial of Jumbo box braids Rubber band method

 

Credit to: DOPEaxxPANA

 
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