Braids are iconic for many different reasons, but one reason stands out above all else: versatility. From cornrows to buns and everything in between, there are countless styles that you can create with box braids, cornrows, Senegalese twists and other types of braid extensions that you can have done at your local hair salon or wear on your own hair. Here are 8 benefits to wearing braid wigs that you won’t want to miss out on!
1) They’re Protective
Braids are protective. If you’re the type that always finds hair on the bathroom floor, or if you have a toddler who likes playing with your hair, then braids may be a good option for you. Braids give hair some much-needed break from brushing and styling. Plus, if you have natural curls, braids can help straighten them out so they’re less frizzy and flyaway-prone.
They won’t tangle as easily: We know what it’s like to spend hours combing through tangles before finally giving up and going for an all-out haircut. Well, braids prevent those knots from even happening in the first place because your head is never exposed. They’ll grow long faster: Once you get down past the braid itself, there’s no other hair being pulled on that could make it fall out prematurely. That means there will be more length at the end of your braid when you take it down!
2) They’re Low-Maintenance
- They’re low-maintenance. Braids are a versatile hairstyle that doesn’t require much upkeep, which is perfect for busy schedules or people looking for an easy way to change up their look.
- They’re protective . Braids provide full coverage, making them ideal for people with sensitive scalps or those who are experiencing hair loss due to medical conditions like alopecia or trichotillomania.
- They’re protective. Braids provide full coverage, making them ideal for people with sensitive scalps or those who are experiencing hair loss due to medical conditions like alopecia or trichotillomania
- They can help you rock any style. From sleek ponytails and buns to intricate updos and braided crowns, the options are endless when it comes to styling your braids.
- They can be worn all year long: One of the best things about box braids is they can be worn in any season—winter, spring, summer and fall! All you need is some protection from the elements (i.e., hat or scarf) depending on the climate you live in. When it’s cold out, try wearing your braid over your head for extra warmth!
3) They Can Last For Weeks
Box braids are a protective hairstyle that can last for weeks. They’re durable, versatile and surprisingly low maintenance. Braids keep hair away from the scalp, so they don’t take a toll on your natural hair. Plus, they’re a good option if you have an important event coming up and want to keep your tresses out of your face.
4) They’re Versatile
Many people get braids because they are highly versatile. Braids can be worn in a variety of styles and they can be styled in a way that best suits your personal taste. Braids can be worn as formal hairstyles, casual hairstyles or even party hairstyles. They are perfect for just about any occasion. Plus, you don’t have to worry about messing up your hair because it is easy to take out the braids and put them back in after washing your hair. The lace front style of these types of wigs allow the wearer to wear their own hair down and create the illusion that they are wearing a lace front wig.
Braids can be done in colors other than black. When done with colorful beads, yarns, ribbons, flowers and feathers these styles are called cornrows. Cornrows come in all different colors such as reds, purples, blues or greens which gives you an opportunity to express yourself through your look.
5) They’re Easy To Take Care Of
Box braid wigs are so easy to maintain, which is why I recommend them for a lot of people. The style looks good on anyone and it’s also not too time-consuming to take care of. All you have to do is shampoo and condition your hair once a week like you normally would and then just put product in it every other day. Then, about once a month, you’ll need to go in for a braid retightening, which will last six weeks or so before your braids start loosening up again. Once they start loosen up you’ll need another retightening and that will cost $25-$50 depending on where you go. But because the upkeep is so easy and inexpensive, box braids are definitely worth the investment!
6) They’re Comfortable
Box braids are also comfortable and can be worn for an extended period of time without any discomfort. This is partly because they are made of synthetic hair, which often feels more lightweight than human hair. Synthetic hair also holds a style better than human hair, so there’s less need for styling maintenance. Box braids can be worn with little or no maintenance in the sense that you do not have to style them every day, but if you want to maintain the look then you will need to condition and comb them at least once a week.
7) They’re Stylish
Box braids are the perfect way to keep up with the latest hair trends. They’re stylish, versatile, and can be worn in almost any setting. Box braids can be styled on their own or with other braid styles such as cornrows, Senegalese twists, Dutch braids, or French braids. One of the best benefits of getting box braid wigs is that they stay put! Unlike weaves or extensions that require meticulous maintenance and constant touch-ups, box braids are an easy-to-care for option that will last anywhere from two months to a year depending on how often you have them redone. Box braid wigs also offer a protective style option for those who want an alternative to wearing wigs in their natural hair.
8) They’re Affordable
Braiding your hair can be a huge commitment, but it’s worth the time and effort. Box braid wigs are a great alternative if you don’t have enough time or patience. They’re easy and affordable as well! Just make sure to get them put in by a professional stylist so you don’t end up with weird bumps on your head.