Help with box braids length?

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  1. Royalq

    Royalq Well-Known Member

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    Hey ladies!
    I plan on putting in box braids by myself but im having a hard time figuring out how to cut the hair to get the right length. Before I would cut the jumbo braids hair in half but that gave me mid back length hair. i want it to be a little longer than shoulder length like this
    http://www.stylesbyalexis.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Box-Braids.jpg

    how will i have to cut the braids to get that length? In three?
     
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    When I cut my hair in half I get that length. How many inches are you buying? I believe (and I'm not too sure) that I get 16 and cut it in half.

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    cut in half, then stretch to desired length.
     
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    DanceOnTheSkylines Keeping ya edges controlled

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    Just cut it in half and braid it, then after braiding if it's still too long then cut to the desired length.
     
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    I went and checked and my jumbo braid from end to end and it was 60 inches. To do the braids i had last time i cut it in half (30) and pulled the ends which then made much longer than 30 and then braided. no wonder it was waist length on me. So i decided this set im going to half it (30) half it again (15) Half it again (7.5) and pull the ends to get my desired length.
     

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