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How long does it take to get braids?

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It takes between 4 and 8 hours to have braids professionally done, and it takes 8 to 10 hours if a beginner is doing the braids. The desired size and length of the braids also has an effect on how long it takes to get braids.

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Box braids can reduce the time to get braids slightly. Box braids can be done in as a little as 3 hours, depending on the amount of natural hair and the skill of the person doing the braids.

With practice, the person doing the braiding gets faster. A new braider will also have more trouble maintaining a consistent braid size and shape.

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