Yarn Is the Box Braid Accessory You Didn't Know You Needed, and We Have the Pics to Prove It

I'll admit that anytime I'm on the lookout for a cool hair accessory, yarn has never been the first thing that comes to mind — but a few looks at yarn braid hairstyles on social media may have caused me to reconsider that. In case you've never heard of them, yarn braids are just like any other kind of box braids, except that they're created with — you guessed it — yarn that's weaved into the hair.

To get the look, you can pick up the yarn from any crafts store in any color you desire — pink, red, blue, or even multiple colors all at once — so it makes sense why lots of people use this as a go-to Spring and Summer hairstyle to brighten up their looks. If you're doing them on your own, just make sure you're using acrylic yarn instead of wool, since wool has a greater chance of locking up in your hair. Read ahead to see some of our favorite takes on yarn braid hairstyles.