How To Do A Braid Out
Want to learn how to do a braid out? Are you a fan of crinkles and curls?
There are two ways to get waves. Either cornrow your hair or do it in single plaits.
It doesn't matter which way you choose, both give beautiful results.
What You Need
Starting With Wet Hair: Wash and condition your hair. Towel dry most of the water out of your hair (remember to squeeze the water out. Don't rub with the towel).
Starting With Dry Hair: Comb moisturizing leave-in conditioner and a little setting lotion through your hair (if you start with dry hair it will get a bit damp at this point and that's fine).
- Section your hair into parts, depending on how defined you want your waves to be. Small sections give tight waves and big sections give loose waves.
- Braid or plait the section of hair all the way to the ends. Use a small magnetic roller or rod to roll the ends of the hair about half way up. This gives definition to the ends and makes them look finished.
- Continue to section, braid and end roll until your entire head is done (make sure to check if you left any hairs hanging out).
- Dry your hair either with a bonnet dryer or let it air dry during the day or while you sleep. Make sure your hair is fully dry before you take down the braids or the style won't hold.
- When you're ready to take them down use a little bit of serum on your hands and gently undo the rods and separate each braid.
- When they are all out, gently massage your scalp to loosen up the hair and "disguise" the parts that you made at the roots. Fluff the hair and finger comb to style if you want more volume.
How to Do a Braid Out Tips
- Be gentle when you're combing your wet hair. It snaps easily under pressure.
- Maintain this style by wearing a satin cap to bed at night and using a hair gloss on the morning.
- Use your fingers to fluff the hair up if it goes flat while you sleep.
- This style will last 3-7 days depending on your hair (coarse hair holds this style longer than fine hair) and whether or not you get it wet.
- If you want your waves to be more defined, do them on wet hair.