Introduction: How to Do Box Braids 101
For a full head on average you'll need at least four bags of hair (x-pression hair suggested) depending on the size of your head
Materials: -xpression hair, Scissors, Hair tie
Optional : Hot Water and comb
Step 1: Cut and Tether Hair
- Cut your hair to the desired length
- Tether and brush the hair out to stop blunt ends. This prevents the hair for coming loose
Step 2: Dividing Synthetic Hair
Get a small section of your synthetic hair for your first braid. Divide that section into two, cross them over and grab the opposite ends
Step 3: Prepare Your Natural Hair
Part a small section of your hair. Divide that section into 3 pieces.
Step 4: Prepare Synthetic Hair
Connect two of the four pieces of synthetic hair together and hold the other strands together
Lay the three strands of synthetic hair against your real hair parted in those three sections
Step 6: Attach Synthetic Hair to Root of Natural Hair
Grab the synthetic hair along with your real hair and begin to weave it in
Step 7: Begin Braiding Down
Weave synthetic hair and natural hair all the way down
Step 8: Remove Excess Hair
Cut off excess synthetic hair making sure to avoid natural hair
Step 9: (Optional) Finish Ends
Burn ends or dip ends in hot water to further thin out ends.
Step 10: Smile You're Finished
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