In my year and almost two months of being natural I have never tried a braid out. I’ve been told, and have seen, how braid outs help stretch natural hair. So, in an effort to maximize my length I decided to give it a try.
Starting with an old twist out, I place my dry hair into medium sections. I then applied a small amount of Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia (review coming soon) to each section and braided my hair to the end.
After braiding my entire head I added a roller to the ends of each braid. For some reason, I thought this was a “good idea.” Not so much.
The next day I added a small amount of Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey to each braid and my hands then unbraided my hair.
Although my hair looked “ok.” I think I could have gotten better definition had I done some things differently.
(1) I braided my hair late at night & then unbraided it the next morning. Had I done my hair earlier in the evening, & allowed the braids to sit longer, I think I would have achieved greater definition.
(2) The rollers I added to the ends of my hair were actually counterproductive. I braided my hair because I wanted to stretch it out. Adding a roller to the ends actually produced a tight curl.
I am going to try this style again; with more time & without the rollers. Do you have any tips? How do you do your braid outs?