Ever since I was a girl, summer was the time my mother would braid my hair. The styles took hours to create and of course, I never quite cooperated (which earned me several slap on the comb). However the intricate cornrows could keep my hair untangled through weeks of swimming and day camp. But summer braids are not just reserved for little girls. Many of my friends are still making appointments to get plaits before a big vacation or to take a break from using hot tools for a few months with a protective style. Even super – hot celebrities twist when the weather gets warm. Let me show you some easy and never – old fashioned braid style for the upcoming summer.
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Box braids are one of the most popular styles for summer vacations thanks to star like Beyoncé and movie like Poetic Justice. This style uses synthetic, straight hair to create long plait. The term “box braids” comes from the box – shaped parts that forms when creating this style. The ends are sealed by burying the fake hair with a lighter. Extensions braided into small braids are usually in place for a long period, so you want to start with hair and scalp. Make sure your hair is dry before braiding. After that, separate a thin section near the scalp. Add the extensions hair then begin your braids. You should keep your hair tightly close to the scalp. Continue the braids until the end of your hair.
Crochet braids are hard to distinguish between natural curly or kinky hair. The style is achieved by braiding the hair to a scalp. To prepare your hair for crochet braids, braid your hair into cornrows. You can do 5-6 large cornrows or you can do smaller ones. The amount of cornrows you braids into your hair might depend on the kind of extensions you are braiding into your hair. Sew your tails into the cornrows then attack your extensions with a latch hook. Pull the extensions through and repeat the same latch hook process.
You can often spot yarn braids based on the bright color choice (even though black is definitely an option). Acrylic yarn is used to create this look, and many different styles can be created – twists, braids or faux dreadlocks.
Ghana braids or Banana cornrows are extensions that touch the scalp. It begins like a natural corn braids. More synthetic hair is slowly incorporated to create a larger plait near the nape. Remember to position the hair extensions around your natural hair so that the natural hair rests in the direct middle of the extensions. This will produce three strands to braids – the extension on the right, the natural hair in the middle and the rest hair extension on the left.