How's everyone doing? Hope well!! I'm trying to get my blogging groove back, I have a bunch of posts lined up that I will be uploading soon so if you checked the blog and sighed that it's not been updated and said to yourself 'What's wrong with this Dabs sef?!!'. Please bear with me, things will get lively here once again, I promise!!
Now to my post, so I have been craving getting long big box braids for a while but had been reluctant because of all the discomfort that comes with getting braids...one day I'm going through Instagram and I see a hash tag- #knotlessbraids, I click and I am lead to braids that look like they are growing from the person's scalp. I was intrigued and so the next place I hurriedly went was? You guessed it, YOUTUBE!! I saw a tutorial, tried it out on my self, went to the hub and tasked my stylists to learn it in two days, they did (smart girls :) and we now offer it as a service at our salon!!
You see when you get regular braids done, the braider usually starts out the braid by wrapping the extensions round your own hair and creating a knot before braiding the section down, see the picture below and observe the knots ( where the arrows point to)
braids are being done especially for those with fragile hairlines, but they also cause your new growth to be very dry as it grows out while you have the braids on, that's why after a few weeks of having regular braids on, when you take them out, the base usually has dirt and dandruff and is very dry leading to breakage....
With the knotless technique all of that mess is avoided, the braids start out by being sectioned and the hair is braided just a little and strands of extensions are attached to the braid as the braider goes along- Think the Ghana weaving technique but this time with single braids...
See how the base of the hair looks when you are done;
The braids can be any size or length, Below Last year's 6 INCHES OF GROWTH Winner Folake got her's done at the hub;
As you can see the braids look like every day braids but the first thing I noticed as they were being installed was the fact that there was hardly any kind of pain or strain especially at my hairline which was very refreshing, kept these in for just over a week and when I took them out my hair at the base looked great albeit they were not in for that long but still..will check on Folake who has kept here's for a month and see how her base is faring....
But here's a picture off the internet of how the base looks like after a month;
I don't know what your thinking but I'm thinking I have found my solution to getting braids!!
Any of you tried this technique out yet? It takes practice though!!
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