braid out style
Hair Styling

Revisiting The Braid Out

Braidouts, twistouts. Both are hairstyles popular amongst natural gals and those transitioning to natural. The results vary with each and it’s up to you to figure out which looks best with your hair! (Keep reading. More pics below)

the braidout

While I’ve almost perfected the twist out technique on my natural hair, I’ve always had inconsistent results doing a braid out. That’s why I haven’t done one in months. Because of results like this:

horrible braid out

Ugh and yuck!

Now, that I’m retaining more length I figured I’d give it a go and the results aren’t too shabby. Check out the video of me taking down the braids as well as some pics of my brand new 2013 Version of the Braidout (LOL):


What do you prefer? Braid outs or twist outs?


Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

4 Comment

  1. I know what you mean about hit or miss. I struggle with the two strand twist out. Sometimes it looks awesome and other times I feel like I wasted my time. I love the stretched out look of a braidout on a 4a, but on me it doesn’t look good. Your braidout is very nice.

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