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2017 Vs 2018 - boxer braids vs. multi braids

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Boxer braids vs. multi braids, which trend is your favorite?

Fists at the ready! For today's Match the Look we're getting nostalgic in the ring with two sets of boxing braids: last year's trend and the latest 2018 version. Which style will come out on top? Will it be a total knockout? Place your bets now...

2017: Boxer braids

The hairstyle: Classic boxer braids are an urbanized version of schoolgirl plaits, and are created using the Dutch braiding technique where the 3 sections of hair are woven over the top of one-another as opposed to underneath (as with a French braid.)

Styling: Boxing braids are a great choice for sports, as their name would suggest, but they can also easily transition into an edgy everyday look. Just remember to use some strong hold hairspray - such as Infinium by L'Oréal Professionnel – to keep the hair at the front free from frizz and flyaways.

What the editors say: We're still not over the regular boxer braids, not just for their practicality, but for their "don't mess with me" attitude! Our tip: if you hair is naturally silky, apply a dry shampoo like the Morning After Dust from Tecni.ART before styling for added texture and grip.

2018: Multi boxer braids

The hairstyle: For some, 2017's boxer braids just didn't have enough to them, which is where this multi-braid version emerged from. For the person who's super confident about their Dutch braiding skills (or a stylist), this look has five braids, with one dividing at ear level, and one following the curve over the top of the scalp.

Styling: This more put-together and chic take on boxer braids requires hair that's a little tamer, for a more sophisticated finish. A styling gel like Fix Move , applied before blow drying and braiding, will give more control and shine, but won't compromise the hair's natural movement.


What the editors say: Just like us, the boxer braids have grown up! They might look a little more complicated, but they're seriously adaptable: this look would work whether window shopping or in the ring!

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