A braid out is a great style that gives definition to natural hair. This style can also be worn as a transitioning to natural style to help disguise the two different hair textures. This style is great for kinkier textures as it can help you to achieve an altered textured appearance to the hair. Kinkier textures are mainly in an afro state so for versatility, doing hair styles like a braid out can give you a different look.
You Will Need:
- Detangling brush or comb
- Holding Product
- Perm Rollers
How to do a Braidout
Start with damp hair.
- Part approximately 1-inch parting or bigger (this is up to you).
- Detangle section from the end towards the root with detangling brush or comb.
- Apply holding product.
- Braid the section.
- Place perm roller on the end of the braid.
- Air dry overnight or sit under a hooded dryer.
- Take down once dry and style as desired.
Tip 1: Pour a little olive oil onto your fingers before taking down your braids to help minimize frizz.
Tip 2: Use a pick to lift roots and to close hair partings for a fuller appearance.
This style can be worn many ways throughout the week. You may choose to wear it flowing freely, at first. The older your hair gets, the fluffier it will get and the definition will no longer be as defined as the first day or two.
Wash day is not always convenient every time a style “gets old” so this is the perfect time for you to get creative with your hair. As your hair becomes fluffier over the week, you can incorporate hair accessories and updos to keep a fresh style for any occasion.
Braidouts and Transitioning Hair
Braid outs are great for transitioning to natural as it keeps you away from the flat iron that many use to disguise kinkier hair with relaxed hair. This is something that I have seen many times in the salon. Relaxed hair is weak and natural hair is fragile. Constant heat to blend the two textures will only cause more damage. It may appear beautiful but your natural hair is not given the chance to flourish! A healthy natural hair growth journey consists of removing things as much as possible that may stunt your hair growth and health. Constant flat ironing is one of those things that can damage your hair.
A braid out is a great style for any occasion. Give it a try!
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