For many women with afro-textured hair, box braids can be an amazing protective hairstyle. Whether you are looking to grow out your hair or just protect your natural tresses, they are beyond versatile. In the 90’s, stars like Janet Jackson and Jada Pinkett Smith brought box braids to the mainstream. And for today, stars like Zoe Kravitz, Beyonce and Amandla Stenberg have brought the style back in the forefront.
But we all can’t be celebrities, right? So if you are looking for some real life inspiration, check out the beautiful girls of Instagram with their inspiring braided hairstyles. From jumbo-sized twists to colorful shades ranging from purple to pink and grey, there is no limit. Wear the looks with an elegant bun or cut it short. Look below to see sixteen box braid hairstyles below.