Box Braids are a very popular way for men to wear their hair in 2022. What is a box braid? For those who do not know, this hairstyle is normally done by taking three-strand of hair and twisting them into braids that are then parted into square-like sections on the scalp. There are exceptions to every rule, and you can make up new styles with this look all the time.
This hairstyle can be worn with your natural hair, or another popular way is to add in a weave of whatever length you would like. One of the best things about this style is that it is so versatile; you can decide how many braids you want in your hair. You can wear them in so many different ways, but we have the best 50 here for you.
1. Jumbo Box Braids
The first way to wear your hair is in these jumbo box braids. This hairstyle for men starts with a fresh fade to keep your ends looking good and then parts the hair into multiple sections with a dope finish.
2. Faded Box Braid in High Bun
For men who like keeping their hair up and out of the way, the faded style with a high bun is perfect for you. Keep your hair in a tight fade in the back and around the sides, and tight the braids high on top of your head.
3. Single Box Braid
This style keeps the sections small and tight. This would be such a great hairstyle for men with long hair.
4. Short Twisted Box Locs
One way to start your loc journey is to have your hairdresser give you the short twisted box locs. This style might take you a while in the chair to create, but the outcome is worth it.
5. Ash Blonde Box Braid
Most of these styles are done with darker hair, but this ash-blonde hairstyle is dope. In the photo above, they have added multiple little box braids all over for a new result.
6. Twisted Box Braid in Ponytail
Wow, this hairstyle is so symmetrically pleasing. This is a twisted braid style; in the photo above, they kept the hair long and, in many different sections, pulled back into a low ponytail.
7. Middle Part Box Braid
A middle part is a wonderful way to start this hairstyle; it keeps the hair in nice even sections all around your head. In the photo above, they kept the braids at a medium length, and it looks amazing.
8. Box Braid in Bun with Braided Bangs
This next hairstyle is a combo of three of the freshest styles for 2022. For this look, start with a fade in the back and sides of your hair, then add in the braided bans, and tie the rest back into a man bun.
9. Clean Box Braid
If you always like looking your best, try out the fresh take on this hairstyle for men. In the photo above, they uniformly parted the braids all around the head, and the braids are fresh and clean.
10. Long Length Shave Side Box Braid
This long-length style with a shaved side should be your next new style for men who like keeping their locks long. Try keeping parting the hair in small sections if you want the braid to appear long and tight.
11. Small Medium Box Braid
Not sure where to start for your next hairstyle in 2022? If you have medium-length hair, these small box braids would be perfect for you. Part your hair in the middle to keep them out of your face.
12. Two Strand Twist Starter Locs
Another look if you are starting your locs out, one solution is the two-strand twist style. Add these small twists throughout your hair while keeping your parts thick and straight.
13. Middle Parted Medium Box Braid
Who wants their hair on their face all day? Most likely not you; one way to keep your new style out of your hair is to ask for a middle part. In the photo above, they kept the thickness in a medium style, and the combo of the two looks so dope.
14. Shoulder Length Box Braid
It takes a few years to grow your healthy hair out to a shoulder length; if you have the patience to do this, then this hairstyle is right for you. These box braids are divided evenly around the hair and hang down perfectly.
15. Box Braid in Pigtail
Pigtails are not just for girls; just look at this fresh hairstyle for 2022. He is wearing his new style with a few pigtails on top, and it looks fresh.
16. Box Braid Sleeked
The fade hairstyle will never go out of style; they keep the edges of your hair looking fresh. This style combines a fade with sleeked back hair; try adding a beard to complete the look.
17. Inter-twine Indy Locs
A hairstyle for the books is this inter-twist with indy locs. This is a great way to show off your unique style and take care of your new growth with your dreads.
18. Blue Box Braid Full Length
One special thing about box braids is that when you add in weave, you can pick a fresh new hair color. In this full-length weave, they included just as much blue as they did black for a fun finish.
19. Neat Box Braid
When you have nice and neat hair, you have healthy hair. In the photo above, they made a unique design on the scalp with multiple different parts, and it has a fresh finish.
20. Two Strand Twist Box Braid
Most box braids are done with three sections of your hair twisted together. But, you can always do this with two if you are lucky enough to be blessed with thick hair. Keep the sections big all around to get the look in the photo above.
21. Natural Hair Box Braid
If your natural hair is long enough to get this hairstyle, you will love how you look. Start by adding small sections and finish with some anti-frizz hair product to keep your natural hair looking good all day.
22. Orange Boxie Braids
Boxie braids look so good with orange weave; to show off your new hair color pull it up in a high bun.
23. Neat Box Braids
A great way to keep your hair tight and in place is to add many little braids. Once you get this done, you won’t have to go back to the hairdresser for a long time, saving you time and money.
24. Knotless Box Braids
Knotless is another way to go for this look. This style would look great on men of any age and could be done with just about any hair type.
25. Box Hair Twine
This handsome hairstyle for men is called the box hair twine. Part your hair in squared-off sections and get to work braiding them down.
26. Interconnected Box Braids
If you like thicker and fewer strands of hair, try out the interconnected box braids. If you look close enough, you can see that baby braids are keeping the frizz down, and it also connects the hair to the bigger sections.
27. Dallas Knotless Box Braids
Dallas is known for so many great southern things, and hairstyles for men are high up on that list. Above, he is wearing a Dallas knotless style and he looks fresh and ready for anything.
28. Single Box Braids
One of the most classic ways to wear this hairstyle is in single sections. Men with all hair types can get this done, but natural hair would be the best.
29. Classic Men’s Box Braids
For a classic style, try wearing your hair in many braids, and you can even add in accessories. For example, in the photo above, they added different color beads to the ends of the braids.
30. Natural Styles Two Strands Braids
Here is a cool look; it is also a two-strand braid instead of the typical three. They kept all the hair looking natural and fresh with square parts around the head.
31. Box Braids Mohawk
Mohawk hairstyles can be worn in many different ways, even with this hairstyle. To get this look, shave the sides of your head and only keep the hair down the middle, spike it up, or wear them down like in the photo above.
32. Long Box Braids Cornrows
Here is a perfect example of how adding some weave into your style can also add some color. They went to light blonde about halfway down the length of the hair. This would be a perfect look for summer.
33. Two High Buns Box Braids
Speaking of summer, this two high bun hairstyle would look great all summer long. They have added in weave with blonde and orange hues to add a little spice to the look.
34. Rope Twist Box braids
Rope twists are a very classy type of box braids. They look so handsome on men of any age and would be easy to take care of.
35. Jumbo Rope Twist with Red Tints
He has been growing out this jumbo rope twists hairstyle for quite a while; look how long they are. They added a red tint to a few of the twists to change his style while still keeping it classy.
36. Box Dreadlocks on Long Hair
Box locs are some of the most requested dreadlocks for men. This is because they are clean and look fresh; in the photo above, he has long hair and added a few fun red locks.
37. Box Locs Basket style with Jumbo Rope twist
This amazing hairstyle is called box locs in a basket style, with jumbo rope twists. Find yourself a hairdresser that knows what they are doing because this hairstyle takes some skill to pull off.
38. Box Basket Weave
Box basket weaves are right on trend for 2022. This style will keep all of your hair in a unique pattern and pulled back into a bun. This hairstyle gets its name because the braids look like a weave basket.
39. Long Length Twisted Box Braids
For men with long locs, this hairstyle is perfect for you. Try out the long length with twisted box braids; you will love the way you look.
40. Interlocked Box Braids
A fun mix of two looks, this hairstyle for men in 2022 is sure to be a hit. This interlocked style would be great if you start your loc journey; they are simple and easy to take care of.
41. Retwist Jumbo Box Braids
Retwist days can sometimes take forever, but you won’t mind when you look this good after. In the photo above, he is wearing big jumbo twists, and it looks so dope.
42. 3 Jumbo Slick Back Box Braids
A simple and easy look is these three jumbo slicked back box braids. This style will keep you looking fresh all. Of course, year-long, you will need to go and get your fade touched up, but other than that, this style is so easy.
43. Two Strands Box Braids with Brown Ends
Another two-strand style, but this one is extra special because it has dyed brown ends. This hairstyle would be perfect for any man; it will help bring extra texture to your hairstyle.
44. Luxury Locs
For all the men who love to live in luxury, this hairstyle was made for you. This hairstyle for men is called the luxury locs look. It is another two-strand style and would look dope for any occasion.
45. Box Dreadlocks in Ponytails
Only men with serious style can pull this look off. Does that sound like you? This box deadlock hairstyle with ponytails would be great if you love dressing up and looking your best.
46. Cleveland Box Locs with Caramel ends
Calling all Cleveland’s heads, these box locs get their name from Ohio. But no worries, if you aren’t from there, you can still rock this look. Try adding a light caramel color to the ends to bring out the braids.
47. Box Locs in High Bun Basket
If you need a new hairstyle in 2022, this look, the box locs in a high bun basket, could be your solution. This handsome style will keep your hair pulled back and in place for weeks.
48. 5 Retwist Jumbo Box Locs in Mohawk
The retwist hairstyle with five jumbo box locs in a mohawk fashion would be great for those hot summer months. It keeps most of your head shaved but allows you to keep your natural hair long.
49. Twisted Braids on Black Men
This hairstyle for black men looks so dope with the twisted braids. This look is another two-strand box braid style, and it is done perfectly.
50. Taper Fade with Box Braids
A taper fade haircut looks fresh with most hairstyles, and these box braids are no exception. This style could be done with your natural hair, or if you don’t have that length yet, add in some natural-looking weave.
As you can see, there are so many dope ways to wear box braids. This hairstyle looks good on so many different kinds of hair that it will be in style for a long time. Out of all the 50 cool box braids for men in 2022, which one was your favorite? Let us know down below!
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