African braids – hairstyle for
those who like originality, convenience and practicality: no
daily styling and a great view. This hairstyle is exotic for us,
there are many of her fans or opponents, but no one is left
Afro-braid – one of the varieties of Brades (from English
“braid” – weaving). They are weaved in the usual way from three strands.
Many confuse brades and dreadlocks, but dreads do not weave, but do by
felting They can not be knotted, you only need to completely
shave at the root. Not everyone will decide on this.
African braids have no age or gender restrictions. Their
wear boys, girls, middle-aged people. They all share
love of African style.
Do African braids damage hair?
For weaving use special material Kanekalon. He is very
lightweight, does not make the hair heavier and does not harm them, does not cause allergies.
Usually its total weight does not exceed 600 g. It depends on the type
weaving and initial hair length. Many experts believe that
Kanekalon protects hair from pollutants.
Some believe that this hairstyle becomes the cause
hair loss. In fact, it is not. Accumulate inside
hair that a person loses daily in the process of natural
When the hair is untied, they are all combed out. And of course,
immediately this amount can be shocking. Try to collect each
day hair with a comb, and then see how much they will be though
would be in two weeks.
Weit pigtails at home
African braids can be made at home without
Be sure to contact the salon. Make it simple enough, but
You will need a lot of patience and the following tools:
- comb with rare teeth;
- special Kanekalon threads;
- for fixing the tips you can use the device for
sealing, silicone bead gum or special glue for
Weaving threads are very light, they do not damage hair, but
You need to select them based on the type of hair.
Before weaving the head is better not to wash. So, we proceed.
1. Well comb your hair and make a neat even
parting.2. At the back of the head near the parting, separate and pull the strand.
suitable thickness. As close as possible to the roots secure the thread from
kanekalon.4. The strand of hair with kanekalonom divided into 3 identical
pieces and braid tight pigtail.5. When do you fly to the tips
own hair, add another thread from kanekalon to braid
It turned out a uniform thickness. Secure the end with the instrument.
for sealing, with silicone rubber or with special glue.
Continue to separate the strands and weave the pigtails from the nape to the temples.8.
Pigtails on the top weave last. Their number should
to be maximized.
The whole process is quite time consuming and may take approximately 7
hours Beforehand it is better to try braiding
acquire the necessary skill.
African braids – an unusual hairstyle. As evidenced by
numerous reviews, addictive takes several days and at the beginning
possible small discomfort, which does not need to be afraid.
Types of African braids
There are various hairstyles from African braids.
Corrugated or African build-up – short pigtails with
corrugated strands look good on short hair. For
creating wrinkles with a thin pigtail weave special wavy
strands that increase hair volume. To give a radical
volume, leave a small amount of corrugated strands.
Zizi – intertwined in hair thin, no more than 1.5 mm thick,
pigtails, which can be straight or crimped. Hairstyle
done relatively quickly, in about 3-5 hours. maybe
use highlighting or coloring.
Catherine Twist – weave a special full-length hair
curled material with a small round curl. For
pin fastening leave two strands. In addition, you need
Be sure to leave a free curl.
Curls – ideal for short and not very thick hair.
To create wavy, heavily curled strands, use a special
synthetic material that is woven throughout.
Ready strands processed
for fixing a special tool. To cover pigtails
two strands are left, this technique also visually increases the volume
hair. Hair creation time is 2-4 hours.
Pony – perfect for everyday life. Weaving
performed as afrokrosichki, but woven synthetic
fibers with spiral curls at the end. Usually weave a lot
braids – from 100 to 200. From afrokosichki different beautiful
the tip. Its length depends on the length of the hair and your desire.
You can make African braids in different ways, you just need to choose
what you want to look like in the next few months. If you want
diversity, you can simply braid one or more braids, collect
all braids in the tail or put in a bun. Show imagination, pigtails
well fixed and very malleable.
Care for African braids
Some special care is not needed. Washing them is very simple:
apply sponge to the scalp and then gently rinse;
Pigtails themselves just rinse with water. Balms and hair masks are not
use, they are badly washed out of the braid and complicate them
unwinding. You can not dry pigtails with a hair dryer, it is better to use for
this towel so that they are not knocked out.
You can wear African braids from one month to six months –
depending on the growth rate of your hair, the type of weaving and
braid thickness. Thin hold one to two months, thick
pigtails can be repaired once every two months, and then they
“live” half a year.
Pigtails are very loose: at first they are cut at the level
their hair, and then gently unravel with a sharp stick.