These 18 Jumbo Box Braids Are Just Incredible

Jumbo box braids are a bigger and thicker variant of the famous African-rooted protective hairstyle that divides natural hair into boxy shapes, and they surpass other braided protective styles for a number of notable reasons.

They are totally low maintenance because fewer pieces are produced when creating bigger and thicker braids, and they can last up to three months, ultimately saving you time and money. These braids are very stylish and are literally attention-grabbing when paired with any outfit or styled with any fashion color and sparkling hair accessory.

Plus, these sexy versatile braids can be pulled up into any hairstyle you’d want! Just never forget to have a daily moisturizing routine for healthier and more fabulous results.

Walk like a diva with these striking pieces flowing down your back! Here are awesome jumbo box braids hairstyles to recreate for your next protective style.

Double Twisted Jumbo Box Braids

Double Twisted Jumbo Braids
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Get your fabulous twists in an XL-size for a more stunning upgrade. The fewer pieces you have, the easier maintenance and styling will be!

Fresh Black Big Box Braids

Fresh Black Box Braids
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The way these exquisite pieces are laying is making us fall in love more with this protective style! Grab two to three strands from the front and tie at the back for an easy feminine look.

Long Hair with Chunky Braids and Cuffs

Long Hair with Chunky Braids and Cuffs
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This slaying hairstyle is composed of three thick pieces braided to perfection with double weaves in between for superb contrast. Notice how the shimmering golden strands decorated with metal rings make this whole look truly unique!

Perfect Top Knot

Perfect Top Knot
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A stunning example of how braids and updos always go together. Here, the bright red braids are coiled into a crowning high bun and decorated with cute golden cuffs.

High Ponytail with Long Braids

High Ponytail with Long Braids
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Accent an exquisite design with contrasting thickness and wearing your pieces up into a neat and eye-catching ‘do!

Gorgeous High Bun Updo

Gorgeous High Bun Updo
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This one’s a dope top knot – ideal for you who wants to show off your pretty face and accessories and feel fresh all day!

Cool Triangle Parts

Cool Triangle Parts
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Take your jumbo box braids a level higher with these totally cute angular partings that would catch everyone’s attention!

Asymmetrical Lob Box Braids

Asymmetrical Lob Braids
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These thick uneven long bob of decorated pieces certainly is the bomb! Ideal for working and business ladies.

Long Bob Braids

Long Bob Braids
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Unleash your groovy side with this really cute braided lob cut that goes definitely on-point with oval faces!

Big Box Braids

Big Box Braids
Instagram @thembraidedgals

Go large and square! This braided work shows how neat and easy this funky protective style can be.

Unique Updo Bun

Unique Updo Bun
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Get the best of both worlds when you go half-way with a top knot! This look is a marvelous example of the many ways with which you can style and personalize your braids. Braiding has become an art form.

Beautiful Thick Box Braids

Beautiful Thick Braids
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A different and cute look perfect for the new year – these huge layered feed-ins are sure to make you feel fab all day!

Attention-Grabbing Jumbo Box Braids

Attention-Grabbing Jumbo Braids
Instagram @braidsbybre1

Highlights is a creative method to put interest and movement into your super long hair. With this much length, you’ll surely have plenty of options for styling as well as compliments received.

Protective Big Box Braids

Protective Big Box Braids
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Rock this hairstyle by going classic. A simple side part accents an oval face and leaves you with a cute and easy-going vibe.

Classic Braided Ponytail

Classic Braided Ponytail
Instagram @bunnybraids

If you have no time to maintain your natural hair then this fabulous feed-ins are for you! You can add small braids in between for contrast and some really cute metal cuffs for a unique touch.

Fun Braided Top Bun

Fun Braided Top Bun
Instagram @home.braids

Q&A with style creator, Tulie Francois
Braidstylist in Québec, Canada

How would you describe this look?

This look is a crown! It is beautiful and elevated with a classy touch. You definitely have to wear it with pride and grace. I love its versatility. You can wear it with different size of braids, design it as you wish, and add a little touch to it with hair jewelry or colored braids without damaging your hair. It doesn’t take too much time to do, and it allows your hair to rest.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look can fit any type of hair. It shows your face very well, therefore, you have to be confident to wear it. It is also a very mature and professional hairstyle. Perfect for a busy lifestyle because once it’s done you do not need to worry about it or add nothing to it.

Half Up Bun

Q&A with style creator, Tiffany Shuler
Braider @ Box Braids By Tiffany in Columbus, OH


How would you describe this look?

This style is considered as jumbo box braids. It’s a trendy take on box braids, a popular hairstyle in the African American culture. What I like about this style is its versatility. It can be dressed up or down, it is all about the braiding.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Jumbo box braids of any style are considered protective styles. They are not only for fashion but meant to tuck your hair away and aid in growth and retention. It also saves time with getting ready in the morning since there will be no need to do your own hair. This style can feel heavy during the first week of wearing it. There can be some tension when getting this style, but it’s important to communicate with your stylist to avoid being uncomfortable or in pain. It took approximately 8 packs of pre-stretched hair (brand: Lock’N Hold) to achieve this style.

Half Updo

Q&A with style creator, Imebet Thompson
Manager / Natural Hairstylist / Professional Braider @ Beth Defines Beauty Salon in Atlanta, GA


How would you describe this look?

I called this the half up/half down braid style or jumbo box braids in back/cornrows in front. These can be done much smaller, if the client wishes, or longer. It’s always up to them to decide on the braiding. They are beautiful jumbo box braids created on half of the head with feed-in cornrows in the front. The big and small braids give the hairstyle a cute contrast and design. What I love about this style is that it is very versatile besides having cornrows.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style is suitable for any occasion, for the working class, and for party time. Women with any hair type or texture can rock this look. It is very easy to maintain, just sleep in a silk bonnet or scarf and it will last up to 4-6 weeks. Also, the scalp can be moisturized daily for extra protection and prevent dryness.

It can be worn as is in the picture or all down. It also can be braided into one braid and be accessorized. We can also create a full ponytail with the ends hanging for exercise moments or into a bun for a more corporate classy professional look.