Are you looking for a style that will last the entire week? Try this 6 plait braid out for full waves and curls!
Before you start, make sure your hair is freshly washed and deep conditioned. Don’t forget your favorite leave in conditioner! Let hair air dry completely. I found that doing a braid out on dry hair is much easier then on wet hair.
So how do you achieve this? Here’s what you will need:
- Rat tail comb
- Oil of your choice (I love Grape seed and Coconut oil)
- Aloe Vera or Olive Oil Gel
- 6 small magnetic or rod rollers
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Hair Clip
Let’s Get Started!
Starting from the back begin to section hair using the rat tail comb. There is no need for even parts; uneven parts will make it easier to bend out your curls when hair is fully dry. Use hair clips to hold hair that you are not working with out of the way.
With the first section of hair, make two large braids. Braid hair to the very end and place a roller at the ends for a slight curl under. Remember the tighter the braid, the more the curls will be defined when the braids are taken a loose.
Now spray the hair with water using your spray bottle. Then lightly coat it with a thin layer of conditioner.
Use the same steps for the middle section.
Once you reach the front, make a precision part in the direction you want the hair to fail. Once the part is made, proceed with braiding the hair, place roller on ends, then spray and apply conditioner. You should have six large plait when finished.
Next use a little aloe vera or olive oil gel on your edges and place a silk or satin scarf around the hair line. Cover hair with a bonnet and let hair dry over night or sit under a low heat dryer until hair is fully dry.
When braids are fully dry, take a small amount of oil and apply to the length of each braid before undoing. This will give you a frizz free soft braid out.
Undo the braids one by one. Separate each curly strand into smaller strands to create a fuller look or use a wide tooth comb or finger comb lightly for an even fluffier look.
You can keep this style looking fresh by pinning it up and covering it with a satin/silk bonnet at night and shaking it out and gently finger styling in the morning. To keep defined curls , you can re-braid the sections every night. No need to re-wet hair just moisturize daily.
This braid out can be styled in so many ways, pin it to the side with fun accessories like a flower or roll it into a low messy bun for a sophisticated work look!
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