Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Repost: How To Do A Bangin' Braidout

*sigh* This was one of the hardest posts I've ever had to do...mainly because in the middle of posting my photos all disappeared! (mean face) But I've got it together now...I don't know what's been up with Blogger lately....Everyone always compliments me on how pretty my braidouts are so here's a step-by-step tutorial on how I do my bangin' braidouts. :-) First, I detangle my hair. I section it, apply water to each section, & just braid down. I do about 6 braids over my whole head.....I secure the ends with satin covered sponge rollers. (Sidenote: I used a random rod roller for the top braid). I apologize for the sloppiness of the braids. This is how they look when I wake up in the morning...

Start by unbraiding one of the braids. This is how it looks when I unbraid it.....Oh and before I unbraid I put extra virgin coconut oil on the ends of my hair.
Then I finger comb it for this effect. It becomes more bouncy. I do this to each section separately.
This is how one section looks after being unbraided and finger combed. I just repeat this step for each section until it looks completely wild. ;-)
I just comb through it lightly to make it BIG. I don't comb it thoroughly...I kind of pick through it. Be sure not to create any tangles. It's easy to create those with braidouts.
Voila...this is the finished product. :-)
Things to remember
  • Everyone's braidout doesn't look the same! Everyone's hair texture is unique so don't go beating yourself up if your hair doesn't look like the next chick. Love your hair. Okay?
  • The smaller the braid, the smaller the curl & wave. I like bigger waves & curls so I do bigger braids. That works for me & you'll have to find out what works for you. ;-)
  • Braidouts take practice! I've been doing them since '08 so I've gotten pretty good at them. In '07, my hair was shorter so twistouts looked better on me. Go figure. Now I'm braidouts all the way!
  • Always make sure to add some kind of a oil to the ends. I use extra virgin coconut oil. Braidouts can really dry the hair out....especially the ends.
  • Rock it! If you're wearing a bangin' braidout you MUST own it. When I wear my hair this big, I feel so fly. :D

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S. said...

Love your hair! I just started doing braidouts last week and I am soooo in love with them! I agree...braidouts didn't work as well with my hair when it was shorter but I am loving them now!

Baby Shopaholic said...

I love this look! I plan on wearing my hair in the fall, I am going to try this!

Manecoarse said...

You have such a big, pretty smile!

K.D. said...

S- Thanks girlie! Yes! I LOVE braidouts. Indeed my fave style.

@BS Ooooh post pics when you do!

@Manecoarse Awww thanks girl!! I need to contact you!!

Anonymous said...

this doesnt even look that good.....

Tanya said...

I really like this. It makes me want to try a braid out with coconut oil. By the way, this hairstyle suits you and you look great.


Anonymous said...

Can I do this if my hair is relaxed?