I don't know about you but my next protective style has me feeling like Poetic Justice, Poetic Justice (in my Kendrick Lamar voice). Yup, you guessed it, the iconic jumbo box braids hairstyle that Janet Jackson put on the map in her portrayal of Justice in the classic 1993 film. They are even sometimes called "Poetic Justice braids".
While the summertime usually has us riding the less is more wave, jumbo box braids are definitely getting a resurgence this Hot Girl Summer. And for a lot of us out here, the motto to adopt is "more is more". What makes jumbo box braids different from box braids is that your hair is weaved into bigger sections to ultimately form a thicker plait (meaning more hair for the installing process, but less time in the salon chair - thank God).
As we gravitate towards more length with this classic and arguably OTT braided style, the inspiration for jumbo braids are endless.
Below are some black girls killing it with their jumbo braids hair game.
Straight No Chaser
Riiah did the damn thing in this shoot with her straightforward take on jumbo box braids. Gorgeous, just gorgeous!
Featured image by Tacha J./Instagram