Long, long ago, African people have been used braids to signify social, economic and marital status. Today, braids play a new important role in the heritage of African-Americans.
Two Most Popular Braids
|Country Plait (its variation)||
|The Plait weaves in hair from above the braid|
|Cornrows weave hair in from below|
Braiding Into Other Hairstyles
In addition to being a stylish choice within themselves, braids can be used to achieve other hairstyles.
1. Braiding is a natural way to do dreadlocks.
Set braids, and simply twist or use a latch hook on the braids. Then, combine with moderate washing of the hair, sometimes after a year or more, leading to braids.
2. Braid is for extensions.
Braid synthetic or real hair into your natural hair.
Compared with clip-on extensions, setting extensions is far more permanent and more durable.
Before braiding, hair must be in tip-top shape, as after the process it is difficult to care for your hair. To ease the braiding process, you should make a hot oil or deep conditioning treatment to lock moisture into your hair. Get a haircut to shed all split ends. Use the highest quality products if you are braiding extensions into your hair. Choose a hairstylist that meets your demands and requirements. Each style of braiding requires a specific technique. Wash and dry hair, braid hair, and then use dandruff or braiding shampoo. Massage oil onto the scalp frequently since braids have a special effect on the scalp. Stay away from heat styling and ponytails as much as possible. Finally, do not remove the braids by yourself.