7 Glamorous Braid Hairstyles
A braid hairstyle is a fashion statement that is hard to miss and no wonder it has been there in existence ever since women began styling their hair. In fact a lot of us have grown up along with them. Braided hairstyles are a particularly comfortable option, if you have long hair.
Being creative is the key to a beautiful braid. This fishtail look is sure to make you talk of the town!
French braids looks really cute and can be styled in alternating styles. Wear it as a bun, headband style or loose.
Rihanna has short hair now, but she wore this above braid at Met Ball 2011. Isn't this style elegant! There are a lot of women who wear braid hairstyles even on formal occasions while decking it up with jewels or with exotic flowers.
Braid Hairstyles for Everyone
Those of you who are into water sports or swimming big time, braided hairstyles would be just about the perfect option. This is so because they can be washed and worn even while swimming. All that you need to do is to take a towel and blot the braids dry. Although it takes some time to learn braiding, once you get a hang of it, it becomes an easy process. You can then put a braid either on your own head or someone else's in a matter of minutes. Just make sure that before you start braiding, you have got clean washed air. You can also try out blow-drying to get a much more even hair texture.
How to Create Braids
- Creating braids is an art by itself. Hair is partitioned into three sections for creating braids.
- You will need to continue braiding till such time you achieve the desired length of hair.
- Make sure that the tension on the braid is spread uniformly. Otherwise it would twist to a particular side, instead of staying flat.
I agree w/ Sonya. Micro braids take at least 3-5 hours, but that is usually with three braiders. If you only have 1-2 braiders working on your head at the same time, it'll probably take 5-8 hours. And then you have to consider the thickness of your hair. I have ALOT of hair per square inch on my head so it always takes 6-8 hours to complete. Plus, braids do not make your hair grow faster at all. They allow you to leave the hair alone for 4-12 weeks, and prevents styling damage from heat, etc so you may retain length that you did not see when your hair wasnt in braid. BUT if you do not moisturize with water and a sealant daily(natural oil--not mineral oil/grease), your hair will turn to straw and once you remove the braids, alot of your hair may break off. You will see ALOT shedded hair regardless of how much you moisturize, but if you don't moisturize daily then you'll also see breakage. Wash your braids: Apply a stocking cap. Then wash braids through it with diluted water/V05 solution or another clear shampoo, and spray a light leave-in conditioner. Do not use creamy shampoo/conditioner it will cause build up. Wash every 10-14 days gently. Use witch hazel/Sea Breeze astringent to clean your scalp in between washings.
Hi. I have recently taken out my kinky braids & am trying to decide on a new style perferrably with braids since I can't perm/relax my hair, don't get me wrong I've tried, but they've all took out a lot of my hair. My having braids helps my hair grows, but taking them down takes out my hair, especially after I wash & comb it. What am I to do?
with regards to microbraids...you cannot go to a salon and expect to get 1200 braids in "just over an hour", nor does it involve "weaving thick braids"...hence why they're called MICRObraids! depending on how small you want them, the average time is between 3-5 hours, maybe more..and the braids themselves are quite thin and small
|hi im samantha and im black and my hair is naturally curly like whenever i starighten it n it gets wet it gets puffy and i need a hairstyle for the school year|