5 French Curl Box Braids + How to Do This Trending Protective Style

Curious about French Curl Box Braids? If you’ve been searching for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to pull off this look, then you’re in the right place.

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To start, let’s go through a list of supplies that you’ll need:

Braiding hair (2-4 packs)
Rat tail comb
Edge control
Braid cream

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Step-by-Step Guide to Achieve French Curl Box Braids

  1. Start with freshly washed and blown-out natural hair. The key is ensuring your hair is clean and dry before you start braiding.
  2. Gather all the necessary tools and materials. You’ll need braiding hair (about 18 inches long), edge control, braid cream, a rat tail comb, and a mirror.
  3. Part your hair into four sections using the rat tail comb. Be meticulous with your parting to ensure neat and precise sections.
  4. Start braiding from any section you prefer. Take a small section of your natural hair as one part of the braid.
  5. Take a piece of braiding hair and attach it to the natural hair, incorporating it as the second part of the braid. Repeat this step with another piece of braiding hair for the third part.
  6. Braid down the three parts, incorporating more braiding hair as needed to maintain a uniform braid.
  7. Secure the end of the braid with a knot. Use a couple of strands of hair from the end and wrap it around your finger. Pull it through the loop created and repeat to create a double knot for added security.
  8. Continue braiding the rest of your hair using the same technique, systematically working through each section.
  9. Gather the braids into a bun once you’ve completed the first section and reached the halfway point.
  10. Part the hair in the next section using the rat tail comb and the mirror.
  11. Braid the remaining sections using the same technique as before, ensuring each braid is secured with a knot at the end.
  12. Trim any excess ends once all the braids are complete to ensure a neat look.
  13. Apply braid cream to the curly ends that weren’t braided to maintain their appearance and keep them moisturized.
  14. Lay your baby hairs for a polished finish, using edge control or your preferred product.
  15. Admire your braids! You’ve done it! Enjoy your new stylish and versatile hairstyle.

What Braids Should You Actually Have?

We all know braids are a timeless and versatile hairstyle, but with so many different styles and techniques, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Take this quiz to find out which type of braids you should actually have!

5 French Curl Braids

5 Inspirational French Curl Box Braids Styles to Try

Now that you’re a pro, it’s time to get creative! Here are 5 stunning versions of this style that you can try at home.

1. Long Crochet Style

Try crochet braids for an easy install. All you need is 2 packs of crochet curly French braids and a hook.

2. Knee-Length Braids

If you’re feeling adventurous, try these eye-catching knee-length French curl box braids!

3. Blonde Mix Braids

Mix it up with a blonde blend for a fun, fresh look.

4. Red Knotless Braids

Add a pop of color to your braids with a fiery red shade. Buy red braiding hair or dye the braid hair yourself.

5. Sleek Ebony Braids

Keep it classic with sleek, ebony braids.


Whether you’re looking to shake things up with a new style, or you’re trying to perfect your braiding technique, this guide has you covered.

Remember, practice makes perfect.

So, don’t be discouraged if you don’t get it right the first time. Keep trying, and let me know which braids you’ll be rocking. Want to know if these will hold up for the season? Check out this post on how long box braids can last.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do French curl box braids last?

French curl box braids can typically last between 4 to 6 weeks. However, the exact duration may vary depending on your hair type, the quality of installation, and how well you maintain them.

Are French curl braids box braids?

Yes, French curl braids are a type of box braids. The name “French curl” refers to the curly ends of the braids which distinguishes it from other types of box braids that may have straight ends.

Which braids are used for French curls?

French curl braids typically use synthetic braiding hair that has a curly texture at the ends. This gives the hairstyle its unique look and name.