Cornrows, also known as rows, braids in the Caribbean, are a traditional African style of hair grooming where the hair is braided very close to the scalp, using an underhand, upward motion to produce a continuous, raised row. Cornrows are often formed, as the name implies, in simple, straight lines, but they can also be formed in complicated geometric or curvilinear designs.
The single box braid style is often achieved with synthetic or human hair additions. The name is derived in part from the “box” or square-shaped partings for each braid. While extensions are used for this style, they’re not required. In most cases, extra hair is used for an overall uniform look in length and thickness. When synthetic hair is added, the ends are often briefly dipped in hot water to seal or relax them.
The process involves synthetic or human hair attachments which are typically sew-in into your existing hair that is braided in cornrow braids. Aside from their beautiful look, hair weaves add volume to existing hair and successfully conceal thinning hair as well. Pain does not equal gain for this process. Sew in weaves are great for all hair types. These weaves typically last anywhere from 4-12 weeks depending on the client and hair type.
Crochet braids were always around, but thanks to some creative stylists, crochet braids have been re-invented in a whole new way! Keep scrolling for some fun and protective crochet braid styles. Keep the hair tied up at night, keep your hair and scalp nourished underneath,work out tangles and knots as needed with S-curl no drip moisturizer (if you have curly or wavy hair) ,Snip when needed, co-wash as needed, shake and Go! Done!
Also known as rope twist, this style's installation process is similar to to the Marley/kinky/Havana twist. You use Kanekalon hair such as Jumbo and Super-x braid which gives you a tighter and smoother look. The greatest benefit of Senegalese twist is that they are easy to take out. Aside from just looking great, this braiding styles offers a convenient and protective way to your grow hair out, transition from chemically processed locks to natural, or take a break from having to think about your hair for about two months.
Comb twists are created by twisting a single section of hair from root to tip. Twists can be created by catching the hair at the root in the teeth of a rat tail comb and twirling until the hair is twisted to the end. Comb twists can be worn for several weeks, however, you must be careful that the hair does not begin to lock. If this does happen don’t worry, a good deep conditioning and de-tangling is all that’s needed to free your locks. The hair can be moisturized and even washed while in finger coils.
Goddess braids are great for special occasions or for anyone who likes a fancy up do. These braids usually involve large cornrows twisted up into a bun or knot, often adorned with smaller cornrows. Other times the style is large cornrows in a cornrow pattern.
Usually people that like dreadlocks, but want the flexibility of changing hair styles, select Kinky Twists. With this style, you don’t have to wait a long time to grow dreads or deal with the process of removing dreads. Your hair will look naturally kinky. Depending upon the type of hair you select, you will get a different look.
Braids offer endless styles and patterns, which look wonderful on children. They last long and there is no need to use chemicals. A biweekly shampooing is necessary to save the scalp or the hair from damage.You can choose a particular braiding style depending on your preference and hair type.
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