Micro braids are one of the most durable braids. They are tiny and required hours of styling.
In order to ensure that your micro braids look astonishing, it is important to take some steps.
First, it is important that you prepare your hair. You can do so through a hot oil treatment, by conditioning the hair several times or by cutting the ends of your hair. However, it is even more important to avoid applying relaxer to your hair prior to the styling.
Once you ready, you can get your micro braids. The micro braids process is easy; nevertheless, it does take some long hours to do and it can be exhausting. That is why we encourage our customers to go to professionals like Nefertiti Hair Salon to get your hair done. However, if you decide to do is yourself, these are the steps:
- Section the hair with a comb, leaving 1/4 of hair down at the nape of the neck. Secure the rest of the hair with a clip.
- Take a tiny section of hair, about 1/8 of an inch in thickness and begin braiding the hair. Separate the hair and cross the strands left over center and right over center. Pull the braids tightly, but not so tight that they hurt your scalp.
- Continue braiding the hair all the way down. Secure the ends with braid sealer or tie off with a slipknot. Repeat until you braid the all of the hair on the nape of the neck.
- Once this section of hair is complete, start sectioning off a new portion of hair, similar in width to your first portion and begin doing braids that are more individual.
Once you finish with your braids, the last part is caring for them. To make sure they last long, it is important to keep them moisturized. Apply a leave in conditioner that is light and not too oily. This will make your style look fresh and shiny. It will also nourish and moisturize your hair.
Then wash your micro braids periodically with gentle shampoo by massaging the hair gently into the scalp. Finally ensure to stay hydrated and to keep your hair hydrated. Drinking water is not only good for your body; it is also excellent for your hair.