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Knotless Box Braids

Category
Box braids
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Avg. Price
$150
Avg. Time
3 hours
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Origin

In 2014, knotless box braids began to come into focus. The style first started to gain popularity in urban cities like Atlanta and Los Angeles, and interest has steadily spread over time. A variation on traditional knotted box braids, knotless box braids arose out of the need for gentler protective styling options for black women.

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Description

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While knotless box braids are a variation of regular box braids, they are very different from regular box braids. For starters, there is no bulging knot at the base of each braid; instead, the base of each braid is flat to the scalp. Knotless box braids, unlike regular box braids, are started by three-strand-braiding sections of the client’s own natural hair and then adding small pieces of extension hair to the braid as the section is braided downward (feeding in the extensions slowly). Knotless box braids have no knots, the hair is braided flat and appears to be coming straight out of the scalp. 
 
Some supplies you may need for knotless box braids include:

A comb, a brush, extension hair (Kanekalon, X-Pressions hair, human hair, etc), moisturizer, and edge control. 
 
Basic upkeep for this style includes oiling the scalp once or twice a week and spraying the hair with a moisturizing spray as needed. Using styling mousse around the hairline helps to preserve neatness. If too much mousse or edge control is used, build up will start to accumulate.
 
Knotless box braids usually last for 4 to 6 weeks.

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Pros
Virtually no pain during or after installation of the braids. You get to preserve your edges due to less pulling at the scalp. Lessened neck pain, as the style is lightweight. Looks natural and effortless.
Cons
Longer installation time. Can be more expensive than regular box braids.
Lengths
Classic length
Also known as
No knot braids
Knotless single braids

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