By Kinky Roots | May 10, 2018
So here’s the thing, we know you love edgy braids like Beyonce, so we’ve rounded up a process below, just so that you can nail a braid style, every time. Let’s admit, the groundwork for stylish braids has got to be setting just enough time for prerp. Here’s a checklist of everything you must do before braiding your natural hair.
Let’s start with the basics before you start braiding! You want to use a clarifying shampoo to gently remove any product build-up, grease and grime from your scalp. It is the perfect cleanse that our hair needs. Now, get ready for step 2!
It is imperative that you follow a good cleanse with a great, imulsifying conditioning process for your natural hair! We cannot stress the importance enough. African Pride Shea Miracle Moisture Intense Leave-In Conditioner will come to the rescue! Before braiding, you will need your strands to be evenly hydrated and tangle-free. That’s exactly what this conditioner does. If you are looking for something more lightweight, go for the African Pride Olive Miracle Hair Moisturizer Lotion.
On a separate note, make the time to deep condition your hair at least once in two-weeks or everytime you switch from one style to another. This is key to nourishing your scalp and hair, keeping it moisturized and hydrated thanks to the great scalp massage and deep pentration of nurtients in to your hair from the length of the process. Try Dr Miracle’s Feel It Formula Deep Conditioning Treatment – by far the best one out there. Trust us on this; we use it by the bucketful!
Get them tangles out of your life and hair! Start with a wide-toothed comb to detangle the bigger complex knots then moving on to the smaller knots. Work your way around these babies simply using your fingers.
Braids tend to weigh alot on your hair, so a precautionary step would be to apply hair food or a hair treatment at the roots. It will rid any fungal infections, dandruff or other hair concerns you may be facing. Separate your hair in sections and start applying the hair food/treatment on to your roots. Allow the application to get absorbed into your strands to moisturize them. Up next, Braiding!
You are unique and beautiful and your braid extension should vibe well with the style you visualized! Cut your braid extension basis the right length for the hairstyle you are going for. Once the extension is cut basis your length preference, brush through the extensions to remove any rough ends before getting them on!
Darling Superstar is one very versatile loose hair extension to add volume to your hair and can be used to create multiple hairstyles, yes, you heard that right!
So to begin, depending upon the thickness of the braid you desire, pick and part your hair into sections. Go ahead now and attach the Superstar extension onto them one section at a time. Start twisting or braiding till the end. For shiny braids, apply some braiding jelly onto the tips of your fingers whilst braiding each section.
Ka-ching! Guess what, Superstar hair extensions are available in a wide range of hair colours.
The great thing about Superstar extensions is that it’s fibres allow for hot water sealing. This does away with loose ends that stick out, leaving your braids looking smooth. Give the crown of your head a massage using a hot towel, ‘cause you earned it, girl! This helps loosen and set the braids on your natural hair.
We are damn sure you’re on your way to braiding it like a boss! Now let’s got onto these 5 Beautiful Braided Hairstyles.
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