How to: BOX BRAIDS | Rubber Band Method | Won’t Pull Your Hair Out!


– [Jodi] Hey guys, it’s
Jodi, and welcome back to another video. (upbeat music) For our easy box braids, we’re gonna need some hair, I’m using Kanekalon hair, Expression hair does
well also, but this is a cheap-o hair that I got
from my local beauty supply. It comes three in a pack,
any of those will work and I’ll discuss it a little bit later. You also need some edge
control, and this is the secret to having your natural hair
blend with your extensions. I use the Creme of Nature brand. We’re also using some
humidity-proof heat protectant oil as well as a comb, a rat-tail
comb and a fine-tooth comb, and then the most
important step, probably is the rubber bands. We’re actually not using rubber bands but we need elastic
bands for this tutorial, really important. I’ve noticed a huge difference when I use the elastic versus the
rubber because the elastic does not tug at my hair and
it doesn’t pull my hair out. So I went ahead and did the
hardest part for me anyway which is the back of my
hair, and you’re thinking okay, this is a DIY
tutorial, Jodi, how do I do the back of my hair, and that’s coming up, don’t you guys worry but
first I’m gonna show you guys in the front the basics
of how to do my version of the neatest, easiest, lowest
tension box braids possible so I’m doing, I’m gonna
call these one and a half inch sections and I didn’t
measure it so I have no idea how accurate that is. I’m parting, for the most part I’m parting some squares, I’m also doing this on clean and moisturized hair and I also make sure to apply some oil to my
scalp because I do have dry scalp, and right
now I’m gonna show you how I use the black edge control. I use it for the front
of my hair where I need those hairs to be filled in,
especially like the fine, red hairs on the front or my edges. Then I secure each section
with an elastic band. I find that using the quote
unquote rubber band method is super easy and it
also eases the tension on your hair so you’re
not grabbing at your hair to put it into the braid. The elastic band basically
gives you some relief at the attachment point,
and for my natural girls, this is another great
tip, that edge control keeps your hair straight and it keeps it from getting puffy while in the braid. So that’s why I’m
applying edge control also to my blow-dried hair. Now I’m going to grab my
Kanekalon braiding hair. I separate each pack into two pieces. I’m using very big portions here. The size of each pack that
you buy is gonna differ from mine probably. We just wanna make sure
that the size of the braid you’re going for has
enough hair to achieve the same look. So this next step is to
ensure that once we get to the end of our braid,
it’s not gonna unravel. I like it tapered so it
stays put and the braid can be nice and strong so
I don’t have to secure it with like a rubber band or burn it which is really bad, I don’t
like burning hair anymore, but I like to separate the
ends to make it a little bit uneven before I start my braid. Now as far as braiding, you
can braid any way you like. I’m gonna show you how I
braid under and then I’m gonna show you how I
braid most comfortably which is over, but what
kind of braider are you? I wanna see how you guys braid
so I’ll keep that in mind for my future tutorials,
so answer the poll and let me know. But me personally, I braid
over and the trick here, or not a trick, just
the easiest way to do it is to use that piece of your own hair as one strand of the
three pieces to the braid. When braiding you always wanna make sure that the outside pieces are going under the middle piece and you’re
just doing swapping motions. Son once the outside piece
goes under the middle piece, you grab the now other
outside piece, bring it under. I just do that ’til I get
to the point where I have to make three equal strands
just to braid a little better and make the three pieces
equal in size, and then I braid it all the way down to the end. (electronic music) So after you finished your first braid, you just simply repeat the process again. You get your nice-sized piece of hair, you teas the ends a little
bit so they’re uneven, and your braid is not going to unravel. You part the neatest pieces
you can of equal size. You oil your scalp, especially
if it tends to get dry. You apply your moisturizing products, in this case I’m using edge
control to keep my hair in place. You then apply the elastic band and just a clarification
on what these are. I just know these are like the shiny ones. They’re still elastic
bands, I think they’re made of rubber, but the main difference is that they’re the shiny ones, they come in clear and they come in black,
and those are the ones that are, they have more
slip than the rubber. The rubber sticks to your hair. It has more friction and
it can break your hair off, literally, so I make sure
I use the shiny ones. That’s just a rule of thumb
when you go in the store and get ’em, and then we braid all the way to the end starting with
using the section of your hair as one of the three pieces for your braid. And of course as you work your way down, you’re gonna get a thin piece,
just equally divide them as you go so you have a
nice, equally sized braid. (electronic music) So guys, this is a process
of me doing the back of my hair myself. I make sure I grab two
mirrors, one in the front of me and one in the back of me
so that the one in the back can reflect off the one
in the front and I can see what I’m doing. It’s always not easy,
it’s actually never easy. When I get it done, I try
to do as good of a job as I can with what I can see. You’ll see me squinting,
trying to part the back of my hair, but yeah, the back of my hair is always the hardest to do, and it’s always a little
bit less neat than the rest but whatever, we have
the front of our hair to cover the back so neatness
doesn’t really count, especially in the back, you guys. So now I’m just showing
more of the process of how I do the back of my hair and when I get to the front
again, I’m gonna come back and show you guys more tips and tricks. (calm Caribbean music) ♪ Ya dunno ♪ ♪ Badman ♪ ♪ Yeah yeah yeah ♪ ♪ Its bodzy baby o ah ♪ ♪ Its bodzy baby o ♪ ♪ Yeah yeah ♪ ♪ It’s a badman thing ♪ ♪ Yeah yeah ♪ ♪ Bulaka ♪ ♪ Bad girl make you
whine to the base na na ♪ ♪ Give me that thing way
I go fit relate na na ♪ ♪ The way you back it up, the
way you bust ina place na na ♪ ♪ Steady on time girl,
don’t be late na na ♪ ♪ Said I’m in love with you ♪ ♪ And imma give you anything you want ♪ ♪ And imma give you anything you need ♪ ♪ Badman here, whine am to the beat ♪ ♪ Said I’m in love with you ♪ ♪ And imma give you anything you want ♪ ♪ And imma give you anything you need ♪ ♪ Badman here, whine am to the beat ♪ ♪ Damilohun ♪ ♪ Tell me what ya want to know ♪ ♪ Me I no go lose control ♪ ♪ Badman ah feel your flow ♪ ♪ Wine am slow ♪ ♪ This one no be private show ♪ ♪ Damilohun ♪ ♪ Tell me what ya want to know ♪ ♪ I go give you all and more ♪ ♪ Badman ah feel your flow ♪ ♪ Wine am slow ♪ ♪ This one no be private show ♪ ♪ Your friends dey tell
you say I be nobody ♪ ♪ Been searching all around
but I’ve found nobody ♪ ♪ Call on me call on me ♪ ♪ I go give you all of me, all of me ♪ ♪ Baby make you follow me, follow me ♪ ♪ I go give you all of me, all of me ♪ ♪ Omo to shan, say she
moving to the base line ♪ ♪ The way she ah wine make
a man wanna press rewind ♪ ♪ She a gypsy girl, she
ah fine like the sunrise ♪ ♪ The way the she move make a man cry ♪ ♪ Am feeling her feeling her so ♪ ♪ Am wanting am wanting
am wanting her more ♪ ♪ Damilohun ♪ ♪ Tell me what ya want to know ♪ ♪ Me I no go lose control ♪ ♪ Badman ah feel your flow ♪ ♪ Wine am slow ♪ – [Jodie] So guys, for
the front of my hair, I’m gonna show you another way I do them, you can see that I have
three left in the front. Sometimes I just do them all at one time, like those three in the
front, I just put them all in my rubber bands
and just make my way through each braid. This might be quicker
if you like doing things in batches, like if you
had put all your hair in the rubber bands first,
get all your braiding hair together and then start
braiding from there. This is also where I’m gonna show you how long it takes me realistically to work through my braids,
including like when I start, when I stop, so I’m not
gonna cut out too much of this part. So watch me as I get these braids done, including my music braid. (rap music) The start and stop points when I get up and get more hair, hopefully
you guys like this video. Don’t forget to thumbs
it up and if you have any other questions, leave them below. So I’m just gonna finish
those three braids and then come back with the finished look! (calm Caribbean music) ♪ Damilohun ♪ ♪ Tell me what ya want to know ♪ ♪ I go give you all and more ♪ ♪ Badman ah feel your flow ♪ ♪ Wine am slow ♪ ♪ This one no be private show ♪ ♪ Your friends dey tell
you say I be nobody ♪ ♪ Been searching all around
but I’ve found nobody ♪ ♪ Nobody, nobody ♪ ♪ Call on me, call on me ♪ ♪ I go give you all of me, all of me ♪ ♪ Baby make you follow me, follow me ♪ ♪ I go give you all of me, all of me ♪ ♪ Omo to shan, say she
moving to the bass line ♪ ♪ The way she ah wine make
a man wanna press rewind ♪ ♪ She a gypsy girl, she
ah fine like the sunrise ♪ ♪ The way she move make a man cry ♪ ♪ Am feeling her feeling her so ♪ ♪ Am wanting am wanting
am wanting her more ♪ ♪ Damilohun ♪ ♪ Tell me what you want to know ♪ ♪ Me I no go lose control ♪ ♪ Badman ah feel your flow ♪ ♪ Wine am slow ♪ ♪ This one no be private show ♪ ♪ Damilohun ♪ ♪ Tell me what ya want to know ♪ ♪ I go give you all and more ♪ ♪ Badman ah feel your flow ♪ ♪ Wine am slow ♪ ♪ This one no be private show ♪ ♪ Ya dunno ♪ ♪ Vkillz, badman pon the instrumental ♪ ♪ Giving them one time ♪ ♪ Dunno dunno ♪ ♪ It’s Bodzy baby ♪ ♪ It’s alright, it’s okay ♪ ♪ Badman fit no go nowhere ♪ ♪ It’s alright, it’s okay ♪ ♪ Badman fit to take you there ♪ ♪ Bulaka ♪ ♪ Badman fit no go nowhere ♪ ♪ It’s alright, it’s okay ♪ ♪ Badman fit go take you there ♪ ♪ Bulaka ♪ – [Jodie] Oh wait, so I had to come back and show this step you
guys, ’cause this is the key to not having those stiff braids, if you want your braids to hang or swing or flow girl, you can
dip them in hot water. First you put the water on to boil, dip your hair very carefully, and yes, that’s why I look so stiff. You gotta be very careful with hot water and I do this in the kitchen
’cause safety hazard. (laughs) So once you do that,
you just trim your ends and you’re good to go. (rap music) So these are my results
from doing my low-tension box braids. These were like the easiest I’ve ever done because my scalp is not on
fire from those rubber bands being too tight. And it looks super cute. I used a regular jumbo braid this time. I think I ran out of hair so I maybe used one or two pieces of
expression hair in the front but yeah, you really
can’t tell the difference. It looks super cute you guys. If you share it, let me know on Instagram by tagging me @thebrilliantbeauty. Here’s the back and the sides. I am feeling myself in
this video you guys, if you wanna see how they look now, just visit my Instagram
@thebrilliantbeauty. I’ll have more photos
there so I’ll see you guys on the next video. Until then, take care, bye! (rap music)

100 thoughts on “How to: BOX BRAIDS | Rubber Band Method | Won’t Pull Your Hair Out!

  1. Super helpful video! Good job. I’m all late 😂. But this helps a lot barely starting to do my own hair I usually just shave it all off 😶

  2. I must've gotten my rubber bands too tightly because it started to pull out my edges.😬😬😬

  3. thanks youtube cousin you save me so much money tired of paying 100's for my hair

  4. Thank you . The first time I did box braids I was unsure of how much hair to put in each braid and I had different size braids . 2 braids per pack!! Got it!!

  5. Just a tip that worked great regardless of the kind of rubber bands you use is to pour oil on them before using them.

  6. Got my braiding hair today but haven't done it in 2 years so thank you for the refresher gorgeous!

  7. What if I don't want the braids to be this long? How do I properly cut them? 🤔

  8. Girl I just love you, and all your videos! You are so detailed, and I really learn a lot! I’m going to try this style tomorrow! Thank you ! You’re a beautiful woman, that obviously has a lot of talent! God bless you, and keep doing what you do! 💋

  9. I really enjoyed this video!!! It's weird to explain but your video is one of the videos THAT ARE ACTUALLY HELPFUL. I haven't tried this specific way to braid to create a more neater braid and part. Thanks for the video!

  10. I can’t wait to try this, normally I have to have my older sister do my box braids but she’s an hour away from me and the money and gas ain’t worth it and considering I’m going to be giving Birth to a baby girl in about 3 1/2 weeks I want my hair to be braided and out of the way so I can focus on her and won’t have to do my hair for at least a month, I’ve never done this but I’m pretty sure with the rubber band method I’ll do just fine, all I need is somebody to help me part the back of my head considering I can’t see and don’t really have two mirrors so maybe my fiancé or a co worker can help me

  11. This is like the tenth video I’ve watched on how to do box braids but it’s the most informative and easiest to follow! Thank you!

  12. I like how you do your rubber band jumbo box braids I do my own also we got talent😍👌✊

  13. I know the matte bands break off your hair but the shinny ones ALWAYS break!!! Ugggggghhhhhh

  14. Beautiful!!! I love it!!! Thanks sooo much for sharing!!! 😊

  15. When u braid or partin your hair do it hurt😖😫😩😭😢

  16. I love it!!!! I'm gonna try to do like this.
    How long did it take to finish?

  17. What rubber bands are good to use that you can easily get at the beauty supply store …because I do not want my hair to break off

  18. I have the clear rubber bands and they pop. I like the black rubber bands.

  19. Cute. But I will Not use Rubber bands. Because I am scared they will break my hair off.

  20. You made it look so easy..I luv it. I also love your tshirt. Where can I get one?

  21. How do you end the braid in the end, Im gonna get box braids soon and i Dont know how to rub it together in the end

  22. that what Im talking about! easy breezy boxed braids! I dont need to be up till 1am I just want something easy, protective and cute that I can do myself.

  23. Man I would give my lefy eye tooth to be able to wear my hair like this. Its so free and beautiful and the movement is stunning. And you are so talented.

  24. I’ve done this method twice and also helped me learn how to to do the original method. I want to do my own video and shot out you as my reference. Love how you make it easy to follow. Also I braid over, which is maybe why it takes me 8 hours to do mine 🙁 lol.

  25. Are you africa? And are you nigerian? Nigeria is a country in africa.I am from nigeria.I love your jumbo braids and this is the first video I watched in your channel.The reason why I am asking if you are nigerian is because you are playing nigerian music.I will DEFINITELY try your jumbo braids on my hair.I already make hair and I am only 11 years old.I turned on the notification bell and I subscribed.I love you and you are very pretty.May the LORD ALMIGHTY bless you and your family❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  26. Thanks for explaining the rubber bands vs elastic band…beautiful

  27. I'm going to try it with the small scrunchies the very small small little scrunchies I don't like any kind of rubber bands

  28. I used to braid my hair OVER. now I learnt how to do it under

  29. How many packs does it normally take for jumbo box braids?

  30. Ive had box braids for a long time even with my dreads I’m definitely gonna be doing it again

  31. Omg…. Thank you…. Ima try this next time I'm due for a redo. Your technique is so much simpler than others I have seen.

  32. Hello Beautiful!!!! How many braids in all you've done, do you remember ????

  33. Thank you so much you helped me more than all the other videos I watched thank you I think I'm ready now😁♥️

  34. This was a GREAT video. I would probably caution against using that all black edge control throughout the entire strand. It crusted into my hair and made it extremely matted and tangled after I took the braids out. I had A LOT of breakage and the only difference when I recently put them in was using that product. I would suggest trying it on your regular edges before putting it in, and wear gloves because the black stuff gets under your nails and stains your fingers. Other than that this video was great and I still go back to it when I put my braids in!

  35. This video is literally amazing I’ve been looking into more natural styles as I’m trying to get over my heat damage & I’m trying to pick up easy ways to braid my own hair. This helped so much I’m definitely going to try this maybe even upload a video on it THANK YOU

  36. Those are some really nice slaying braids I, I do others peoples hair and I'm only 11 years old

  37. I just wanna know in general like how do you calculate your parting is it just any one or do you calculate how many in a row

  38. I would like to know what you would suggest if your hair is tapered in the back…trying to grow out but in the mean time….I have been paying up tp $200 for braids that are way to tight and pulled out my edges on one side!!…PLEASE HELP!

  39. This is probably the most helpful video I've found for beginners to learn how to box braid. Thank you.

  40. I think I’m going to Section my parts first with rubber bands then braid. Seems easier this way

  41. Send up a prayer 🙏🏾 I'm about to try these put rn. If I can do this you just saved me over 100$ lol

  42. Love how you do your braids, its very neat. I need to start braiding my hair❤

  43. Did this last week and got so many compliments. Thank you ❤️ only spent $30 on everything

  44. looking good mama ! she actually kinda looks like me so i get a peek of how i would look ! thnx sweetie

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