A Braid Out On A Tapered Cut

A Braid Out On A Tapered Cut

I gotta say, Im kinda feeling this style alot. When you have a tapered cut you might be tempted to do a head full of the typical curls because that style looks pretty awesome with the cut. But what if you want to funk it up a bit with semi defined braid out. KenK shows us how she does a braid out, with a ton of texture, and pure organic curls.

A braid out on short hair requires the same amount of work as a braid out with long hair, and I use the word ‘work’ loosely. the point is you need to make sure every braided section is thoroughly moisturized and sealed to make sure the definition is just right.

What your will need

Moisture based product – You can use water but conditioner and water in a spray bottle is better. Or you can try a mix of half Aloe Vera Juice and water

Sealant – Any simple oil will do, olive oil or my personal favourite coconut oil. You really do not need a heavy oil for your hair when it is cut short because the last thing you need is for it to be weighed down and dripping all over your forehead

Drying time – This is probably the most important step when it comes to definition because allowing your hair to completely dry sets the hair. If your hair is wet at any time, you will end up with poofy undefined curls which is not a braid out.


A pick – Because your hair is short and tapered, you can use a pick to lift the bigger areas to keep your shape and also to encourage volume in the areas that you need it. A pick gets right in there to lift the roots without disturbing the curl pattern.

Check Out MissKen K as she demonstrates:

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About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Monica Loveumore Threatt

Cute

Deborah Wilson

So beautiful. 🙂

Khadija McKay

so yuh go hook meh up then?? 😉

Ashley Jean Baptiste

LOVE IT

Edwigch Valme
nappy headed black girl

I’m a sucker for this cut. I love how it’s close but you can funk it up on the top. When I chop to my fade this is how I wanna grow it out.

Patricia Nicholson

Very cute! I will defiantly give product a try.