Natural Hair Braid out; Top 5 Tips and Tricks for a bomb Braid-out

Nailed braid outs yet? No? This post is for you.

Hello mane embracers, thank you for stopping by and welcome to yet another awesome and educative post on braid outs.

Today’s post is all about my tips and tricks for achieving a bomb braid out with more volume, popping and defined curls. The best thing have discovered about braid-outs is that they give me more volume than my favorite twist outs.

Products i use for braid outs

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Mikalla leave-in condictioner,

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Freshly washed, deep conditioned and damp hair
I always start with freshly washed, conditioned and damp hair. I love working with freshly washed hair so that I can wear the braids for days before unraveling for a bomb braid out. Damp hair makes it easier to fully moisturize your hair for popping, juicy and bouncy curls.

Sectioning the hair.
If you have been following my previous posts, you already know i love to work with sectioned hair. Always work with sectioned hair, it easier and doesn’t tangle much. I work with four sections, the number of sections doesn’t really matter but the sections once braided should give you the braid out style you want once unraveled.

Moisturize.
I work with damp hair so I just add more moisture with moisture boost leave in conditioner before braiding. To effectively moisturize, moisturize each strand before braiding. This gives me super moisturized, defined and bouncy curls before braiding, you can only imagine how bomb the braid outs look.

protective style

Braid.
Braid down your hair and by braiding down i mean braid horizontally not vertically. Braiding down gives your braid out a fuller look. The three strands should be equal to avoid borrowing and if you have to borrow make sure while unraveling you pay extra attention to the borrowed strands and take them down gently to avoid frizz.

Personally, I don’t borrow instead I twist the two strands left. Don’t braid all the way down your strands, braid 3/4 of the hair and the rest curl around your finger to give a hanging Bantu knot. Once done with braiding, I seal in the moisture with olive and castor oil.

Let your braids dry.
NEVER unravel braids unless they are fully dry, you don’t want a braid out with frizz. I wear braids for days before unraveling them to ensure they are fully dry.

My braids take one night and a whole day to dry but I still check if it’s fully dry by squeezing the braids on my fingers and see if there is any moisture left on my fingers. No moisture means unravel for a bomb, curly ,bouncy and full braid out.

Braid-out

Unravel your braids with your finger tips not your nails. Before unraveling, I do apply oil on my hands. Once you unravel the braids, you can gently separate the braid outs with your fingers or comb the roots to give a fuller, fluffy look but i just can’t trust myself with separating the braid out unless I have the time and patience with it. I just flip my braid out gently a couple of times and step out.

My day two braid-out, I gently separated with my fingers

Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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