One way to achieve a quick curly do in the morning without sacrificing a ton of time in the morning is to do a braid out overnight. If you have early mornings with kids, hubbies and that ‘I must attend an early morning meeting’, time becomes an ever so precious thing.
If you have decided that this month, curly do’s will be your signature style but you don’t want to go through the ehhem… ‘Process of a wash and go’, then why not try styling the night before?
While a wash and go will define the curls you’ve already got, a braid out can look very similar. It is especially good because it will give you beautiful even frizz free curls.
It can also help give curls to 4b hair types who want a change from undefined fluffier styles or those who have multiple textures so wash and go’s don’t look quite right.
Braid outs are are known for the volume created once the style is achieved and can be maintained for up to 7 consecutive days if done right! Braid outs can be as simple as you want them to be or they can get very complicated, depending on what you are trying to achieve.
Here is a simple method that can be used to achieve a basic braid out, but just done at night!
1. Start off with freshly washed hair, ensuring that your hair is well conditioned for styling and moisture maintenance. (choose conditioners that are known to add moisture)
2. Section the hair to make product application easier and for detangling. (use a wide tooth comb* to detangle or just use your fingers)
3. With the shower running you are going to create 5-7 braids, the more braids you have the faster your hair will dry overnight. (Less braids will mean longer drying time but more volume) – be gentle but move quickly, we don’t want to waste the running water.
My braidouts and twist outs just suck. I’m trying to work on it though.