Are you still trying to nail your braid out? Listen, it isn’t easy especially when we have high expectations from such a simple style. We want to help, so here are the 10 steps you need to do to achieve a dope braid out.
1. Start out on stretched clean hair
Stretch your hair either by using the banding method, threading or you can opt for a safe blow dry if you prefer that method.
2. Split your hair into 4-6 workable sections
Clip away any section that you are not working on as you complete each section.
3. Detangle each section using a wide tooth comb*
You want to ensure that each section is free of tangles and knots before you start braiding.
4. Add moisture to each section
You can use a leave-in conditioner* or plain water in a spray bottle to hydrate your hair. Do not soak your hair but ensure that it is moisturized.
5. Add an oil or butter and styler to each section
To seal in the moisture, use an oil or butter after you add your moisturizer from root to tip of the section. Use the styler of choice as the last product on your hair for hold.
6. Braid the section
Braid your section smoothing in extra product as needed and ensuring that your hair remains detangled throughout.
7. Add a perm rod to the ends
This is a completely optional step, but small perm rods* actually add a great finish to the style
8. Add some of your styler to your edges
To keep the front of your hair sleek for take down the next day
9. Ensure that your hair is completely dry
Avoid frizz at all costs by ensuring that your hair is dry, and add some oil to the tips of your fingers for take-down.
10. Fluff and separate
Separate your hair according to what you like, you can make it as big as you want and still keep some definition.
Watch these ten steps in action: