Braid outs have never been my forte.
What I’ve learned is the products you use to set your braid out coupled with how you braid and remove your braids will determine if your braid out is a success or a failure.
Here’s a summary of how I set my hair for the braid out you see featured above and way down below you will find a video showing the takedown process:
- Camille Rose Naturals Honey leave in (part of the Leave in Collection)
- EcoStyler Curl and Wave Gel (pink)
Braid Out Steps
- Mid week rinsed hair using one application of Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash with light finger detangling.
- Split hair in four and applied CRN Honey to one back section, splitting in two. Followed with EcoStyler gel and braided, leaving 1/2 inch remaining untwisted.
- Rolled end of the braid.
- Repeated for 5 more braids, making 3 braids on each side of my head.
- Stretched and pinned the braids on the right side of my head across to the left side for a little stretch.
- Repeated pinning the braids on the left side across to the right side.
- Tied hair down with a satin scarf and went to bed (well not exactly. See below).
Here’s a video showing how I took down the braids and fluffed my hair for a braid out.
I did have a little frizz on the right side of my head but that was due to me being sick over a number of days and laying on my braids before finally deciding to tie my hair down.
In spite of my neglect to protect my braids for a few day, the braid out was still a success for my fine medium density natural hair!
A Prayer for Our Hair:
Heavenly father thank you for the blessing of our covering. May our strands stay nourished and hydrated in Jesus Name. Amen