Yes, winter blows, especially if you're not down with the cold temperatures (hi, me), but it's actually the perfect time to get braids. Why? Because the dry, cold air sucks all of the moisture out of your hair, leading to breakage and damage, and a protective style can help you keep your natural hair hidden away from the elements.
So this week on The Braid Up, our hair braider extraordinaire, Stasha Harris, is giving you a classic look to try out this season to help protect your natural hair. Meet the braided stitch bun—you're going to love it.
Ready to bring this look to life? Here's everything you need to know.
1. Deep-condition your hair before you start braiding. Making sure your hair is properly hydrated is super important—since your hair is going to be braided for weeks, you need to make sure you’re starting out with a healthy foundation so your hair can grow, not break.
2. Laying your edges is a must if you want to level up your look. Use a fine-tooth comb and a non-flaky edge-control gel to slick down your baby hairs and swirl them into a cute design.
3. Dip your braids in hot water. Bring a pot of water to a boil and then carefully dip your braided ends into it. This simple, one-minute step actually seals and secures your look, preventing your braids from unraveling by the end of the day.
4. Make sure your hair gets the hydration it needs! It’s not a good vibe if you’re out there lookin’ thirsty, and the same goes for your hair. Make sure to spritz your braids in the morning with a leave-in conditioner mist to keep them from going dry.
And you're ready to go! Be sure to watch the video above before booking your appointment.
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