We give you lots of fantastic braids inspo on Allwomenstalk but maybe you’re one of those readers who browses them with envy, thinking you could never reproduce such great looks for yourself. Braids get better and easier the more you practice but they’re even easier and better if you have a great foundation. There are simple tricks and tips to learn that will have you on your braids’ A game.
1. Start off Simple to Grow Your Skills and Confidence
If you are new to braiding, then it isn’t the best idea to jump straight in to something really complicated. Begin from the bottom and work your way up in terms of difficulty, as the more you perfect the simple styles, the more skill and confidence you are going to have when it comes to attempting the more complex braids later on.
2. Know Exactly when It is the Right Time to Use Product
When thinking about how to be better at braids, the first thing is to make sure that you know exactly when it is the correct time to be introducing products in to the mix. If the aim is for your braids to smooth and shiny, then a serum is the way to go, but if you are looking for extra grip, then adding a texturizing spray before you braid should be your first move.
3. Tighter Braids for Longer Lasting Perfection
No matter what kind of braid you are trying to do, it is always a good idea to do them as tightly as you possibly can. The reason for this is that your hair will naturally loosen over the course of a day, so in order for the braids to still look great hours later, make them extra tight so that they can loosen and still be a great shape.
4. Start from the Side to See and Perfect Your Technique
It is a no brainer to start and learn the ways of braiding by doing it at the side of your head rather than from the back. The simple reason for this is that you can see exactly what you are doing at the side, and you will be able to notice where you are going wrong. Once you have the process perfected, it will feel much more natural doing it unsighted.
5. Pull the Edges to Add Some Easy Volume
An easy trick that you can perfect if you want to give your braids the look of much more volume is to hold on to the edges and pull. Making the braid appear fuller and fatter by making it wider will give a much more voluminous appearance that doesn’t have to rely on the use of lots of different products.
6. Try Extensions for Extra Hair to Play around with
It’s fair to say that pretty much every celebrity you see with a stunning hairstyle on the red carpet is wearing some variety of extensions. If you want to play around with different lengths and volumes, then extensions are definitely an inexpensive way to test out your skills with more adventurous braids.
7. Natural Girls - You Don’t Need to Add Water before You Begin
If you have beautiful natural hair, you don’t need to make the mistake of getting your hair wet before you begin the braiding process. Many different stylists and experts believe that wetting natural hair before you start will only make it expand even further, which will result in making your braids harder to complete and leave them unmanageable later on.
Happy braiding. I’m sure you’ll be rocking killer braids in no time.