Although braids have been on the scene for many seasons, African-inspired braids are still not popular. A thousand miles from the bohemian mat, these are very small, very tight, and are considered either in total look, or small touches scattered in lengths.
How to make African braids?
- Unravel the hair.
- Start the braid at the forehead or above the skull.
- Divide the hair into three equal sized strands.
- Place the left wick on the middle one.
- Put the right wick on the middle wick.
- With the right hand, take a wick to add to the strand on the right. Then, pass this strand over the middle one.
- Make the same gesture with the left strand.
- Continue until the braid is finished making sure to tighten it.
- Tie the end with a rubber band.
- To be done with all the hair in a sporty chic spirit, or on the half head up to the ears for a more romantic look.
The African Braid, Who is it For?
Those who have a rather dense and thick hair, which avoids seeing too much skin. Even when they are adopted sparingly, African braids live better in generous hair.