I started off with a freshly washed head of hair using Organix Shampoo, followed by DC'ing with ORS. While soaking wet I applied the Garnier Fructis Leave-In Conditioner and detangled my hair parting into quads and bantu knoting to keep hair untangled.
For all styling demos, I always start of with washing or co-washing depending on the amount of product build up I feel in my hair. Followed with a deep conditioning treatment, alternating between Ayurvedic Brahmi and Amla DC treatments. This is done on a weekly or twice weekly basis depending on the style Im wearing.
|Because of my curly texture I stopped braiding about half inch from the ends and added the Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner to curl them.|
|I completed the braids and slept with my satin bonnet over the next two nights to ensure my hair would be completely dry for the braid out.|
This is day one of my very first braid out attempt. I luv'd it! One huge difference I noticed was the added length retention I'd gotten from braiding vs. twisting. Yay!
...and the back looked huge too. Braid-Outs definitely give me BIG hair.
I rocked the braid out and got soooooo many wonderful kudos that day. I got ready for bedtime and I was clueless as to how I could maintain this look for another day without re-braiding. I didnt want to chance sleeping on it and looking a hot mess in the morning so, I decided to re-braid my hair. It was really easy since my parts were still embedded into my scalp. I followed the same braid pattern from before, lightly spraying water and glycerin mix to each section to ease with combing and add moisture.
Braid-Out Day 2...
Day 2 was even better! My length was retained more so then the first day. I contribute it to the fact braiding stretches my kynxx more than twisting so re-braiding added additional stretch to my tress!
I didnt have as much wave definition as I did on day 1, nonetheless, I luv'd the volume. While unbraiding for day 2 I added some Organic Coconut oil for shine and moisture.
Can't say braid-outs will replace my old faithful go-to twists...it was a nice change for a few days though!