The African braids in addition to being considered an easy hairstyle to manage, are one of the trendiest techniques of the moment, adored by many actresses and singers. Their realization requires specific manual skills and a certain experience. It takes a few hours of work to fine-tune the braids , so it takes some time and patience, but the ultra-trendy result is guaranteed! Here’s how to make afro braids and how to keep them looking their best. How to do African braids
A jaunty and very summery hairstyle, suitable not only for very young girls. More and more widespread and to show off not only at the sea, but also every day. To make these hairstyles withAfrican braids and always better to turn to beauty salons and specialized people. The time to create the hairstyle can fluctuate between 6 and 8 hours, while the cost for African braids from a hair stylist is around 100 euros. The top is to find someone of African origin as they will certainly be skilled and expert in weaving.
In any case, it is possible to create these typical African hairstyles even at home and alone, perhaps with the help of someone, armed with patience and time, but it will be worth it. Let’s see the steps to understand how braids are made .

  • First wash your hair using a nourishing shampoo and a moisturizing and detangling conditioner. Then dry with the hair dryer in the way you are used to.
  • Perfectly untangle the entire hair using a wide-toothed comb . Then divide the head into four similar parts, so as to obtain four sections: two in front to the right and left and two behind to the right and left.
  • Start from one section but block the other uniforms previously with pliers. From the selected section (usually starting with the front one), take a strand and start weaving it. Afro style braids are very thin and regular, so you need to carefully weigh the size of the lock so that all the others are the same so as not to create different braids from each other.
  • Intertwine starting from the root up to the tips and then block each braid created with a small transparent elastic. Continue braiding each strand until all hair is complete.

You can also opt for an African braided hairstyle that does not include the whole head, but only half the head .
Ideas for making African braids – Source Pinterest How to make African braids with extensions
Those with short hair but still want to style their hair with braids , can try extensions.

  • Choose the extensions to use based on the color you prefer and the type, i.e. natural or synthetic hair strands. The multicolor effect loved by Alicia Keys and Keke Palmer, should not be underestimated.
  • Then proceed with the hairstyle: the braids are created starting from the root of the real hair to which a lock of extension will be added which in turn will be braided. Also in this case you need to divide the head into four parts and weave each strand with the extension until all the sections divided before have been completed.

African braids: how to take care
of them A myth to dispel is that the braids ruin the hair. However, remember that in the course of removing the hairstyle, it is possible to lose some hair. This represents nothing more than the physiological loss of hair, but to prevent it from breaking it is necessary to take care of it. First of all: how to wash African braids It is important to use
suitable products and dry the braids with cold air and a not too strong jet of air. It is advisable to wash them once a week. This hairstyle should also be kept for a maximum of three months, but if your hair is thin, it is better to remove it after a month.
From Zoe Kravitz, who even got married with this hairstyle, to Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Tori Spelling, even the stars are crazy about African braids in all their imaginative variations, try them too!

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