When installing braided hair extensions, keep these in mind.
- Braids should be smaller than the part. Try using a lot of hair per section to braid to achieve a fuller look and hide some of the parts.
- Parts should be smaller than half an inch by half an inch. Incorporate less hair into each braid by creating smaller parts. If a larger part was created and more hair was used, fewer strands will have to bear the weight of the added hair, creating more tension.
- Use less hair near your edges. Avoid adding too much extra weight. To prevent tension from remaining on the same region of the hair shaft continuously, you can try doing them again whenever they get loose.
- Make sure braids are not too tight. Tighter braids will cause damage, leading to tension headaches and unsightly bumps.
- Avoid braiding all of your edges. The edges of your hair are very weak, fragile. And, they are susceptible to breakage. For instance, braiding the edges tightly can easily breakage it. When braiding to the front, try using larger sections to distribute some of the tension throughout more hair strands. Avoid braiding the very front of the hair. Try applying a pomade and a scarf for ten minutes before leaving out the very front to smooth it down.