If you are looking for a easy protective style for the summer this tutorial blog is for you! Please refer to video for an actual visual tutorial of how to do the invisible braiding method. So lets get right into the goodness.
Products used to achieve the look
- Combs: Denman brush, wide tooth comb, rat tail comb
- Oil: BB light hair growth oil (used for the scalp), Argon oil to seal in moisture
- Hair Clips
- Hair tye
- Blow dryer
- Cantu Shea butter: Natural Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave in conditioner, Heat protectant
- Foam wrap
- Kanekalon braiding hair (Silky Jumbo braid)
Step 1: Wash and condition hair
Step2: Part hair into sections and apply leave in conditioner and heat protectant. DOn’t forget to tangle the hair when doing this step. Use the wide tooth comb and/or denman brush.
Step 3: Blow dry hair. Ladies I like to blow dry my hair or my clients hair when I am doing braided styles it makes it easier for me to to manage the hair. Please place your blow dryer on a temperature that is safe for your hair. I like to use either 200-350m degrees depending on what style i am trying to achieve.
Step 4: Part the hair from ear to ear in a horizontal line. This will play as a guideline for where the braids need to meet.
Step 5: Make your first part. I start my first part on the right side by the ear. This will act as a guide for the rest of my braids
Step 6: Divide synthetic hair into 4 different size strands. you first 2 strands should be very thin the other 2 pieces should be medium size. (please refer to video)
Step 7: Start off by braiding natural hair first. Grab a piece of the thin synthetic hair and add it into the hair. braid again and add another. You will want to add the hair as you braid on. Continue to braid the hair all the way down.
Step 8: Braid entire head.
Step 9: once you hair braided all of the hair oil the scalp in-between each braid. Pull all of the braids into a ponytail.
Step 10: Boil water. Dip the ends of the hair into the water to seal the hair. (Caution!!! make sure you have a towel handy to dry the hair. Note if this is yoghurts time doing this ask for help!!! the water will be very hot and you don not want to burn your client or yourself)
Step 11: Apply foam wrap to hair. Wrap your hair with a silk wrap and dry the hair for about 5-10 minutes. Apply argon oil to seal the hair.
And that is it!!! Easy summer protective style!!!