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Bubble Braids VS Box Braids, How To Choose?

Aug.04,2022
This entry was posted in Types By lya

Do you like braids? How much do you know about braids? Braids have been called protective hairstyles that people can't resist, and they're just as appealing because they're elegant. So far, bubble braids and box braids are two of the most popular braids this year. So what's the difference between these two braids? When trying a braid hairstyle, which one should you choose? If you haven't tried braids before, and if you're a fan of braids, this blog is a must read. 

bubble braids and box braids are two of the most popular braids this year

I. Bubble braids VS box braids

1. What are bubble braids?

Bubble braids are similar to regular braids. However, it is easier and faster to complete. They consist of a strand of your hair or wig. As you know, the shape of bubble braids looks like a bubble. You can put your hair in a braid, ponytail, or more. In this style, the hair is pulled into a traditional ponytail

Bubble braids are similar to regular braids

Then, you can use a hair band to tie it around the length of the ponytail, creating smaller, rounder sections that look like bubbles. There are also some complicated and special braids, but with a little practice, you'll be able to do them in no time. 

2.What are box braids?

Box braids are usually made up of three strands, in which the strands of a particular section are split into three sections and interwoven together. 

Box braids are usually made up of three strands
The difference between a typical braid and a box braid is that the hair of box braids is often added and tight tension is applied throughout the braid, creating a very glossy final look. As you can see, its appearance with no loose strands. 
All the hair is divided into appropriate squares, and each square is braided down to its length. And you will get a solid braid of uniform thickness from one square. In this way, you have the equal proportions of braids across the entire head. Every part of the braids look similar, up to here, there is no doubt that you get a complete box braid

each square is braided down to its length

II. The benefits of bubble braids and box braids

1. The benefits of bubble braids

1.1 Create bubble braids without difficulty

Bubble braids are great for anyone who has ever struggled to master braids. Unlike box braids, bubble braids are super easy to create. the method of create a bubble braids hairstyle is easy for every hair beginners. 

bubble braids are super easy to create

1.2. Get a special look

Many girls are "bubbling" in their own method. You can also design the baby bubble braids on both sides to keep your bangs free by yourself, and you can tie your multiple braids with any rubber bands of color. When the public attention to your braids, they must be supervised in the bubble braids.

1.3. A variety of styles

First of all, bubble braids are suitable for American black girls . Also, if you make a bubble braids with a wig, which is made from 100% human hair, you can try bleaching and dyeing. You can change the color of the braid according to your preference. You can be relax and choose any color according to you mood, but don't worry about being weird. You can easily create your own unique style.

bubble braids are suitable for American black girls

2. The benefits of box braids

2.1 Protect your hair

In case you didn't know, box braids are a great protection style. When your hair is braided, both your hair and the ends are hidden away from other elements, which will maintain the length of your hair. If you want to keep your ends healthy and grow long hair, box braids are a great way. It is important to be sure not to let your braids go beyond 2 months.

box braids are a great protection styl

2.2 Highly cost effective

The braids will reduce maintenance costs. Installing box braids will definitely lower the amount of maintenance your hair requires, but it's not completely maintenance free, you still need to keep your style in order to keep it looking good and don't forget your scalp or natural hair underneath the braid. You should continue to spray moisturizer (or just water) and seal with natural oil.

2.3 Many kinds of styling

Box braids are generally divided into several categories based on the size and style. When you talk about the size of box braids, it has the small, medium, large and extra-large size. These sizes of braids are determined by the shape of the box part you create on your scalp.

The thick hair will turn into a large box braid. These are some different types of the braid styles you can try, such as goddess box braidsknotless box braids and so on. 

III. The differences between bubble braids and box braids

1. Comfort level

Box braids are not as comfortable as bubble braids. Because the bubble braid appears as a ponytail. However, box braids require tight tension to be applied throughout the braid, and you will feel tight on the scalp and not as comfortable as your thought.

Box braids are not as comfortable as bubble braids

2. Method of braiding

Bubble braids are easy to make, even you can do it at home by yourself. Talk about how to make box braids at home, however, are a bit more complicated. If you want to try box braids, it's best to consult a stylist. To install the box braid, the braid will prepare your hair and then divide it according to the size of the braid you want. It's hard to do box braids yourself.

IV. How to choose bubble braids and box braids?

In my opinion, if your budget is limited, then you can make a bubble braids hairstyle, it is easy to create by yourself. However, box braids are great protective hairstyles that can help you keep your natural hair healthy during harsh weather conditions. They are also ideal if you want to reduce maintenance without compromising the integrity of your hair.

All in all, both styles are stylish and well worth trying.

Why bubble braids more comfortable than box braids?

The bubble braid appears as a ponytail. However, box braids require tight tension to be applied throughout the braid, and you will feel tight on the scalp and not as comfortable as your thought.

What’s the benefits of bubble braids?

Bubble braids are great for anyone who has ever struggled to master braids. Unlike box braids, bubble braids are super easy to create. the method of create a bubble braids hairstyle is easy for every hair beginners.

How to get box braids?

If you want to try box braids, it's best to consult a stylist. To install the box braid, the braid will prepare your hair and then divide it according to the size of the braid you want. It's hard to do box braids yourself.

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