Saturday, 1 March 2014

How To: My Perfect Braid-out

Saturday is my day for running errands and my go-to casual styles for these days are either a high bun or a braid-out. Well today it was braid-out day as I'm now 10.5 weeks post. I tend to go for a bun earlier on in the stretch when the edges show a little more cooperation.


HOTD - Braid-out


I think I pretty much have my routine for braid-outs down pat by now and so I'll share it with you.

How to:


  • Start with moisturized and sealed hair which is a little damp. I used the combo below:
water, HEHH, and EVOO for braid-out prep

  • Braid hair in 2 or 4 sections
  • Add a device which will curl the ends of the hair (I use straws and hair-pins.)
  • Let dry overnight.
  • Unravel braids when hair is slightly damp, fluff minimally to separate, apply a serum and leave hair alone!
Moroccan oil used on damp unraveled braids



How to - braid-out

I know many advise against undoing braids for a braid-out when wet or damp, but a big part of the routine for me is unraveling the hair while slightly damp. It gives it fullness and volume. The caveat though, is that after the initial fluffing/ separation, DO NOT manipulate, or the hair will end up frizzy. If left alone, the hair will dry as is, giving you the perfect look. 



braid-out at the end of the day


Above is my hair at the end of the day. It did not frizz too much and it maintained much of the curl pattern. If I wanted to rock it the next day, I'd repeat the aforementioned steps without combing through the hair.



What is your secret to great braid-out?



18 comments :

  1. I've spent like five minutes admiring the pics. You look so lovely. And great instructions. I'll try this tonight.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww Aine thank you. You're so sweet. I hope it works well for you.

      Delete
  2. Very Beautiful hair and Braid Out.

    http://scarletgoal.wordpress.com/

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wah! I luv it! Your hair looks so thick and healthy in that braid out *thumbs up* :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very Nice! Once I get my ends in order, I'll be revisiting this style. I think it's so pretty. Great post, Abbi!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kim. I bet your hair would look great in a braid-out!

      Delete
  5. Gorgeous Abbi! About that definition thou, it came out perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your braid out is fabulous! I've tried that style once, but because of my layers I found it to look a bit akward...maybe I'll give it another try at some point this year...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Court! Oh I see, maybe you just need to tweak a few things. I can't wait to see it when you try again.

      Delete
  7. I LOVE it. your hair is beautifully thick. How do you thicken it up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks girl! My hair isn't that thick u know, I have medium and fine strands and maybe medium density.

      Delete
  8. Gorgeous braidout, I love the thickness x

    ReplyDelete
  9. I absolutely love this tutorial and will be trying it out. You look really good in braid outs!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks doll. I'd love to see it when you try it out.

      Delete

What are your thoughts?

share: