These braids when finished have more lift on the scalp, as opposed to French braids that lay flat against the head.
So how do you do a braid? Move each section of hair to the middle position at least once, and then for your next cross over, add more hair to the outside piece. Overlap the middle piece over that section, then repeat with the outside piece on the remaining side.
Continue down your scalp until you run out of pieces to add.
How to Braid Hair. Braiding hair is a great way to keep your hair out of the way. It can also look very fashionable and chic. You can create a variety of styles using. Of course, some of us are more gifted in the hair department than others, and while your best friend can create an upside-down French-braid.
Please note I am an extremely uncoordinated human being. My braids were loose at my scalp, but tight on the ends. The sections were definitely not perfect.
But post-braid out, my hair still looked good. And then wear your hair out for two to three days. She simply completes her three braids, then wraps them into a bun, securing in place with a tie.
You have to work through all of the tangles. This will speed up the process and it will also help fight frizz.
The purpose? Stretching their curls. If you go this route, consider using a reparative mask, like Deep Sea Repair to deep condition your curls post-braid out. Have you ever tried to braid your own curly hair? If so share your best tips and tricks in the comments below! Devacurl Shop. The DevaCurl Blog. Keely Schooley-McCormick February 6, The result? Step 1: Sectioning Your Curls Pull all of your hair back, then visually divide your hair into sections.
Step 2: Smoothing Your Hair Next, make your hair as smooth as possible in the middle section by finger combing your hair back. See how the braid is lifted up, rather than flat? Step 3: Braiding So how do you do a braid?
Then braid your hair to the itty bitty ends and secure with a thin hair tie. The tighter the braid the more formed your curls will be. We'll go over the basics of braiding and put in some practice. Pull up to your mirror and let's get to it. This Instructable is part of my beginner braids series.
If you like this lesson, try the rest! Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. To get started learning to braid, you really just need some hair, a mirror, and dexterity in both hands. Everything else here just enhances your results! A brush helps smooth your hair as you work. I prefer bristles made from natural materials like boar hair or wood, which help move oils from your scalp down the shaft of your hair. A comb is useful for creating clean sections by parting your hair at the scalp. Upon completing your braided style, hair elastics and bobby pins are used to secure everything in place.
I like tiny clear elastics for most braids. When shopping for bobby pins, try to find ones that match your hair color! Occasionally it will be necessary to temporarily secure a section of hair so it doesn't get in your way. Many types of clips are good for this task! Pictured are smooth duck bill clips , which I like because they won't get caught or mess up your in-progress style.
Braided hairstyles are great for less-than-squeaky-clean hair, but to spruce up your oily roots between washes you may want to try a spray-on dry shampoo.
When applied around the front and crown areas and rubbed in, it absorbs excess oil to eliminate that greasy scalp look. Dry shampoo can also add volume to your style, even if it's not dirty! You can make your own dry shampoo from cornstarch use solo on lighter hair and unsweetened cocoa powder mix both for darker hair.
Check out Jessy's Instructable for a complete recipe! I have fine, dry, wavy hair that typically requires all the anti-frizz help it can get! My haircare routine involves washing twice per week, seldom use of hot tools, and applying argan oil to the ends every day. I'm careful to avoid breakage by detangling gently. Hair is more elastic and fragile when wet!
Grab a section of hair at the front of your head. It's not particularly important exactly where or how much hair is included. I recommend picking a section from just to the right or left of your center part. If you want to be precise, use your thumb to draw a line on your scalp starting at your temple and extending up towards the top of your head until you reach the part. Tie the rest of your hair back with an elastic or use clips if it's too short to keep it out of the way while you braid.
Brush the section away from your face to smooth it out. This first braid is just for practice, and it's easier to see if it's right in front of your eyes.
It will keep you from getting tangles in your locks and looks great at the same time. Traditional braids are easy to incorporate into other styles. Similar braiding is used on pressurized rubber hoses , such as in plumbing and hydraulic brake systems in automobiles. Use a hair tie the same color as your hair, or one that is translucent so that it blends in. Carly Cardellino Beauty Director Carly Cardellino is the beauty director at Cosmopolitan, writing about all things beauty for both print and digital. To get more volume in your braid; tip your head upside down when brushing or combing your hair. Archived from the original on
Later on you'll learn to control the direction of your braids, but don't worry about that for now! Use your fingers to divide your hair into three sections. Position two of these sections in your left hand, and the third in the right hand. Move the section in your right hand over its neighbor, and swap which hands are holding them.
The right section becomes the center section, and the former center section is now on the your right.
Next, move the left section to cross over its neighbor to the center position. Try to keep tension in all three sections; there shouldn't be any slack. Again bring the rightmost section to the center position by crossing it over it's neighbor, and then likewise with the leftmost section. When you run out of hair or the sections become radically different sizes, use a tiny elastic wrapped many times to secure the tail of your braid. Cool, you made it through your first braid! Do you notice anything about it that you'd like to improve? How about the fact that it sticks down into the middle of your face?
When you sweep your braid to the side, it makes an odd-looking lump. This is a result of the way the hairs were pointing when you started the braid. Want to know how to fix it? Gently undo your braid and brush out any tangles, and let's start again.