How to make an african braid – Tut and models
Among the various cuts associated with afro hair, the braids are a very recurrent element. Whether they are woven naturally and directly from the hair, or made with additions, they know how to stand out from the braids and braids of hair called Caucasian. The African braid is distinguished by its finesse but especially by its multiplicity. Indeed, afro braids are woven rather compactly and multiplied dozens of times. The time of realization is consequent and can take many hours, when it is to braid only natural hair, but the addition of already woven extensions will make the task easier. There are different ways to wear an afro braid. In addition to the classic, long and loose, the glued braid is all the more complex to achieve and wear. You will also be explained below how to make an African braid glued. The plated mat is also found in different ways. It can be a series of glued braids, spread evenly and linearly from the forehead to the nape of the neck – the most common version. We can also find, in a more original way, a single mat, rather imposing, because gathering a large part of the hair, running along the head, in the middle, reminiscent of a dragon’s back, hence its name “dragon” braid “. The crown braid, following the head circumference, circular, or the boxer model are other alternatives of plated mats to find in our models below.
How to make an African braid with silver additions
How to make an African braid with blond additions
Large mats on the four corners of the head, on blonde hair
Afro mats in boudins in a 90s style
Long twist with extensions
African braids twist finished in a bun
Double braids of the “boxer” type
Long braids Afro gathered towards the center, way “Dragon braids”
Two thick African side mats, type “boxer braids”
Bun of African braids, alternating thin and wide
Glued braids ending in a bun
Bonded braids called “Cornrows” thin and wide, tied in the neck
“Box braids” made on Métis long hair
Braids mid long box raids
Long colorful additions type Yarn braids
Cara Delevingne and her blond plaits
How to make an African braid glued: Part 1: Preparation upstream braiding
1- Plan your style.
Having in mind what your final goal will look like will help you find the way to get there. You can simply imagine, draw, or make marks on a wig holder, in order to have a more concrete idea. The ideal amount of mats will likely be four to six sections to start, from the front to the back of the head.
Determine beforehand the path that the braids must follow. Do you want them to be straight, going straight back and forth, or do you want them to be curved? Finally, it is also necessary to determine the width of these.
2 – Moisten the hair.
Spray water, alone or mixed with detangler. Paint or brush to remove all the knots. The hair should be slightly damp, without excess. Indeed, the hair expands when is wet and contracts when it dries. This will avoid too much stress on the scalp when it comes to fixing everything.
3 – Separate the hair.
Start with a strand of hair on the front, where you want to start the first braid. Put aside hair that you do not braid in two mats, so that they do not interfere. Separate the other hair well so you can follow your line. Finally, take a small section of hair. Do not take too much, especially near the hairline, to avoid having to pull too hard thereafter.
Feel free to moisturize the first strand with cream.
How to make a glued African braid: Part 2: Braiding hair
1 – Separate the first wick into three parts.
2 – Make a classic 2-point braid to start. Pass the right part in the middle. Then move the left piece also in the middle and so on.
3 – Start the braiding session.
Put aside the two outer strands of the wick, go down under this initial braid to add a little hair to the middle strand. Link this new hair to this one so that they are part of it. Make a braid stitch with these strands. Continue to weave, each time adding a little more hair to the middle wick and repeat until you no longer have to add. If you have reached the end and there is still hair, continue with a regular braid with 3 mats.
4 – Secure the braid. You can use a snap bead, a hair clip or a bar, as long as you can remove it later.
Elastics are not recommended, except those specially designed for hair. Others may damage them.
5 – Start the next braid.
Loosen a section of hair next to the first section. Make sure it is the same size as this one. Moisturize it, then start braiding with two points. Braid to the end, then secure.
6 – Finish the braiding with the rest of the hair. Be meticulous so that the braids are equal from the front to the nape of the neck.
Long Afro braids on blond hair
Braids plated on the side like a laurel wreath
Crown of golden braids
Mats plated in a bun
Braids glued with long ponytail
Afro braided hairstyle
How to make an African braid in a bun
How to make a two-tone African braid
How to make an african braid with jewelry fixers
How to make an African braid: Beyonce and her golden mats
Thick braids cornrows
Janet Jackson and her braids
Long ponytail of African braids, with wooden hair jewelry on the tips
Long colorful orange add-ons for braids “yarn braids”
Hairdressing african fine mats in bun
How to make glued braids
Hairstyle of glued braids wrapped in a bun
Extensions of large wicks in “crochet braids”
Twisted braids bun
African braids plated on the side
Afro cornrows braids
Long add-ons for afro twist braids, with bun
Braided and wavy cornrows braids
Large braid plated on the middle, way “dragon braid”
Mats plated corwnrows
Sophisticated bun of plated braids
Hairstyle braids glued backwards
Braid glued on the side on blond hair
African braids twist with extensions and double small bun on the top
Long African braid hairstyle
Long African braids in Twist
Lateral bun of afro plated mats