The braid and curl style is an oldie but goodie for me. These days I am trying to perfect my wash and go and that has been working out well but on the days when I want to switch things up and change the “texture” of my curls, braid and curls are everything.
The key to the most perfect braid and curl style can be drilled down to 3 things.
The LOC method mentioned in the below video refers to using a liquid, oil and a creme to seal your hair, locking in the moisture from your moisturizer.
Applying your products in this manner hydrates the hair and then ensures that your strands remain hydrated for the remainder of the time you wish to keep the style.
For the best results use a water based moisturizer, which can be anything from plain old water or aloe vera juice to a leave in conditioner that you purchased.
Your oil can be a light oil especially since you will be using a cream on top and your cream can have some styling properties that gives your hair hold
Heavy detangling is not necessary when moving from style to style because we really do not want you ripping through your hair just for a style switch up.
If your style started fresh then chances are you would have detangled already so ensure that you do your regular detangling process before applying any of your chosen products.
If you need to do a once over on your ends using a denman brush then do that before putting your perm rod in your hair. Your ends must be super smooth and hydrated for the style to look sleek.
3. Let your hair dry
The worse thing you can do for any style is taking it down before it is dry, this is a sure way to create frizz and tangles. If you have to sit under a dryer before going to bed then do just that.
In the morning, separate your braids, remove your rollers and voila! Instant braid and curl fab! Check out the technique below: