NATURAL HAIR BASICS: HOW TO DO A SIMPLE BRAIDOUT

By Hadassah Agbaps - January 13, 2014

Hi people, what's been on?

In my previous post (which was yesterday and not last week...hehe), I shared pictures of what my hair looked like without manipulation or products, then I braided my hair and promised to show what it'll look like as a braid out later.

Well, here it is and I decided to do a little tutorial on braidouts naijastyle!



1. I've selected products that are readily available in Nigerian stores and markets. I didn't use all the products, though.
The products I used were
- water ( in the blue spray bottle)
- coconut oil ( home made)
- Natural Nigerian Leave In Conditioner (for dry ends)

I decided to keep products to the minimum...

2. That's my freshly washed and dried hair. I used the African soap ( with the green cover) to wash my scalp and the VO5 conditioner to condition and fingerdetangle my hair.
The secret to a good washday is shampoo on scalp only, then condition hair only.
 Then follow up with an oil and a leave in conditioner to seal in moisture from washing.

 I skipped this part.
So my hair is detangled but dry. It's the moisturising process that brings out the boing in your coils and keep them defined. This is where a good moisturising product comes in.

3. I decided to make six braids. I wasn't ready to do more braids because I had to be out on time the following day.
I sprayed each section with water, then coated with coconut oil followed by a naira coin size of leave in conditioner. Then braided down and twisted the ends. I don't braid down to the ends to avoid breakage due to impatient loosening. Twists are much easier. Also twisting the ends instead of braiding makes sure you don't have thin straggly wavy ends in your braidout. Not nice...especially for fine haired naturals like me.

4. In the morning after my shower (protected by a ca of course), I loosed the braids with palms coated with coconut oil. Separated carefully for volume and I was good to go!


 So that's how I do a quick braidout with the simplest products. If your hair is shorter, you can make more braids.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments section!

Till I spill again,
Live Beautifully.Naturally.
Hadassah.


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