By Jimmy Stylez | Sep 02, 2018
Taraji P. Henson comes with a certain versatility we wish we all had! An actor, singer and author, her unapologetic style is her USP. This can be seen in her hairstyles ranging from relaxed tresses in ‘Empire’ to a spontaneous tapered cut before ‘Proud Mary’. Whether it’s the character she plays or her daring red carpet looks, she unfailingly leaves us with inspiration enough to last a lifetime. We’re crushing on Taraji P. Henson box braids look from the Seagram’s Escape event and spilling the steps to recreate it.
Shampoo to cleanse the scalp and condition the shafts from mid-lengths to ends of your hair. You know the drill! Use Dr.Miracles Scalp Care Detoxifying Pre-Shampoo Mist followed by a cleansing shampoo suitable for your hair texture. Next up use a deep conditioning mask like the African Pride Argan Miracle Deep Conditioning Masque to hydrate your hair further.
Detangle your hair as it conditions, with a wide-toothed comb, then rinse off and pat dry with a towel. Make sure your hair is completely dry by using a hair dryer on low heat. Note that your hair may need some detangling yet again!
Get the Darling Super Star in the colour you desire is a great option for extensions for this look. You can always customize the length you want by cutting the excess off!
Part your hair and make the number of sections as desired. These sections could be in a box form or like a triangle as seen in the image above. Draw a medium amount of strands from the extensions for thinner and lighter braids. Take one section and start braiding the usual three strand braid putting the extension close to the scalp.
Repeat the same for other sections and be patient. This can take a lot of time! Check out the best celebrity braid hairstyles!
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These Darling Super Star Extension braids seal with hot water due to the Kanekalon fiber used in it. Seal in the look by dipping the ends of your braids, few at a time, in super-hot water for a few seconds. You can also do it for three-quarter of the length of your braids but with some help from another person. Be careful of the hot water and don’t attempt this while the pot is on the gas. As soon as you pull your hair out, take the towel down the braids for straighter ends.
For a clean look, add the moisturizing African Pride Olive Miracle Braid Sheen Hair Spray all over your box braids to seal the look in and make it last!
That’s it, but not quite! The braids and extension need special care and maintenance. For some help read our article showing This Is How Often You Should Wash Your Hair Under Extensions.
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