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!!!
There are a few staple hair products that every Divas needs in their closet to keep your hair looking Diva-Licious! I have natural hair so I like to use natural products. Natural hair products are products that are free of sulfates and that have organic ingredients that treat and moisturize your hair. Ladies if you have relaxed or color treated hair you can use these products as well! The products that I use come form the Cantu she Butter: for natural hair. This line also has products for relaxed and color treated hair. But be mindful those products do have sulfates which can be harmful to your hair. Below is a brief list of each products that I use on wash day!
- Cantu Shea Butter: Sulfate-Free Cleansing cream shampoo
This product gently removes heavy buildup, leaves hair health and clean, and is made with 100% she butter.
- Cantu Shea Butter: Sulfate-Free Hydrating Cream Conditioner
The Cantu conditioner helps retain natural oils, leaves hair moisturized and hydrated and also is made with %100 shea butter. Divas let me tell you this product is the bomb. It is great for detangling you hair, it leaves my hair very soft and shinny.
- Cantu Argon Oil: Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream
So every diva needs a leave in conditioner and by far this is the best product I have ever used. It smells great doesn’t leave any messy build up! I have also tried the shea butter leave in, it works just as great. This leave in conditioner can also be used for twist out, braid out, wash-n-go and everyday styling. if you want a tutorial leave comment below. This product deeply moisturizes hair and helps repair dry damaged hair from over heated and formulated styled hair.
- Cantu Shea Butter: Thermal Shield Heat Protectant
This heat protectant protects your hair up to 425F degrees. it smells great its light, not oily and is infused with she butter to soften your hair.
***You can find these products at Wal-Mart, Sally’s, Target and at your local beauty supply. Note that prices may vary. I find that Wal-Mart carries these product the cheapest but it is always sold out. Sally has recently added this product to their shelves, however if you do not see it on the shelf ask for it! They have it in the back. These product normally retails at $4-$6 depending on where it is purchased.
These products are amazing! they leave my hair smelling good, moisturized, silky and shinny. I give these products a 10+
Divas If you would like to see a tutorial on any of these products leave me a comment!
Happy Hair Divas