This hairstyle is not only a great protective style but also makes for a very vibrant fashion statement. Simply put, yarn braids are braids made of yarn! Duh! So if you’ve been wearing your hair naturally for some time and are on the lookout for a transformation, yarn braids are the thing for you and also just happen to be quite the rage, globally!
2. The Prep
Cleanse your scalp and hair gently with a cleansing shampoo such as ProfectiV Mega Growth Stimulating Shampooto get rid of any dirt and grime build up. Your scalp and natural hair need the right hair food to serve as a strong base for your yarn braids. The MegaGrowth Deep Conditioner is enriched with just the right amount of Pro-Growth Complex to nourish your scalp and strengthen your hair.
3. The Process
Section your hair and use African Pride Olive Miracle Anti-Breakage Formula Leave-In Conditionerto moisturize your hair from mid-lengths to ends, working your way from the bottom to the top. Lock the yarn around the base of your hair and begin braiding like a regular braid, only using the yarn in your third strand. Braid all the way to the end. Seal the ends of your yarn braids with the help of some hot wax once you’re done braiding to save yourself from fraying ends.
4. …and Maintenance
A protective style as such could last about 5-8 weeks depending on how well you care for these babies! The cool thing about yarn is that it is super easy to maintain; you can trim away flyaways with a sharp pair of scissors. Invest in a good satin bonnet that you can put on before going to bed to protect your style and keep the frizz from getting to your hair. The best bit about yarn braids is that they almost act as a protective shield from the harsh sun and seal in the moisture in your hair.
5. Dress it Up
If the vibrant hues of yarn braids are not enough, jazz them up a bit more just like normal braids with beads and funky hair clips. We’d urge you to go check out our pick of the Best Braids By Queen Bey for some added hair inspo from Beyoncé- the ultimate style diva. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and get styling!