Box braids are just as cute a hairstyle for kids as they are for adults. As a protective style they can be eye catching, creative, and a fun way to style your child’s hair. Whether you’re a box braid novice or it’s your first time, there are hundreds of styles you can choose from for your tiny tots. When you’re considering getting box braids for kids, you always want to consult your stylist and chat through how to prep the hair in advance. Using a detangling brush and kid-friendly shampoo is a great way to cleanse and condition your kids hair so it’s more flexible to manage. This is also a great technique to consider if you child has a sensitive scalp and isn’t a fan of wash day. Once you visit your stylist, your child’s hair will be ready to go and she can start creating the box braids.

We love to see the intricacy and creativity of a great box braid and today you’ll be getting 20 stunning box braids options for kids that you can try all year long.

BOX BRAIDS FOR GIRLS

1. TWO COLORED HAIR

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Pink and purple are two of the most popular colors for girls. And with box braids, there’s no reason you can’t incorporate these two colors in your child’s hairstyle especially if she loves them

2. HALF BOX BRAIDS HALF PUFF

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For this hairstyle, the top half of the hair is brushed and tied in a puff while the bottom half is cut up in box braids. The hair is further accessorized in colorful beads, clips, and a bow.

3. JUMBO BOX BRAIDS WITH COLORED CURLY ENDS

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This hairstyle is created by dividing the hair into extra-large box sizes. The ends of this one are colored blue but for your kid, you can color it in her preferred color. Furthermore, the ends of the hair are rolled with hair rollers to create defined curls.

4. TWO BUNS WITH BOX BRAIDS

20 Box Braids Hairstyles for Kids
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This involves creating large cornrows buns on the top of the hair and single box braids at the middle and back. You can further accessorize the hair with colorful ouchless bands.

5. BOX BRAIDS WITH CURLY ENDS

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For this hairstyle, the ends are not braided. Instead, they are tied with a thread and dipped in hot water to form wavy curls. If you’re not comfortable with having your little girl’s hair dipped in hot water, you can try heatless methods of curling braids such as using waveformers or other types of hair rollers.

6. PINK COLORED HAIR

20 Box Braids Hairstyles for Kids
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For this hairstyle, let your little girl choose her favorite shade of pink and get her hair extensions of that color to do her box braids with.

7. PONYTAIL BOX BRAIDS

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This involves dividing the hair into five large box sections and creating double single braids for each. The braids are tied at the roots with colorful rubber bands and adorned with beads at the ends.

8. BOHO BRAIDS

20 Box Braids Hairstyles for Kids
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Also called goddess braids, this involves adding curly strands of hair to single braids to give it a unique look.

9. PONYTAIL WITH A CROSS PART

20 Box Braids Hairstyles for Kids
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This is created by cutting the hair up into four large sections and putting each into two single braids. However, instead of having a plain part, a cross design is created to run across the middle of the hair.

10. BOX BRAIDS WITH SIDE CORNROWS

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This features creating a couple of top-side cornrows and box braids. You can further accessorize with gold cuffs.

BOX BRAIDS FOR BOYS

11. LARGE BOX BRAIDS

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For this hairstyle, the hair is divided Into large sections. This is a suitable style for younger boys, especially those who do not like to sit for long to have their hair done.

12. BOX BRAIDS WITH ZIGZAG PART

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This box braids hairstyle has a tweak to it and that is the zigzag design at its sides.

13. CROSS OVER BOX BRAIDS

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For this hairstyle, the single box braids are crossed over and securely tied to each other from the front all the way to the back while the ends are left to fall behind.

14. FADE CUT X BOX BRAIDS

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Adult males aren’t the only ones who can rock a fade cut and box braids. Young boys can also slay this timeless look.

15. CORNROW BRAID PARTS

20 Box Braids Hairstyles for Kids
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Jazz up regular box braids by adding smaller cornrow braids parts to them. This is one unique look every young boy should try.

16. BOX BRAIDS X ARROW BRAIDS

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Box braids for young fellas are cool but box braids plus arrow braids are much more cooler. These arrow braids always blend nicely in whether your young boy’s box braids are jumbo, large, medium, or small-sized.

17. BOX BRAIDS BUN

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Change your boy’s regular box braids look the simple way by pulling them up in a bun. For that extra beauty, leave two single braids hanging out in front.

18. BOX BRAIDS WITH GOLD CUFFS

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Let boring fly out the window by adorning your boy’s regular box braids with bright gold cuffs to light up the entire look.

19. OMBRE BOX BRAIDS

20 Box Braids Hairstyles for Kids
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This features lighter and darker shades of color in the box braids.

20. BOX BRAIDS WITH A MIDDLE PART

20 Box Braids Hairstyles for Kids
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These box braids feature a middle part that runs from the front hairline to the back and fanned ends.

Are you loving these box braids for kids? Check out these 20 Kids Cornrows Hairstyle Ideas for inspiration for your next style.

Elizabeth Tosanwunmi

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