Installing pre-stretched braiding hair can be a great way to create a variety of stylish and low-maintenance hairstyles. Here are the steps you can follow to install pre-stretched braiding hair:
Choose the right pre-stretched braiding hair for your needs. Pre-stretched braiding hair comes in different lengths, colors, and textures. Make sure to choose a hair type that matches your natural hair texture and color.
Prepare your natural hair for braiding. Pre-stretched braiding hair is usually installed on natural hair that has been washed, conditioned, and moisturized. Make sure your hair is completely dry before starting the installation process.
Divide your hair into sections.
Use a comb to divide your hair into small, manageable sections. The size of the sections will depend on the thickness and length of your natural hair.
Start braiding your hair.
Take one section of hair and divide it into three strands. Begin braiding the hair by crossing the right strand over the middle strand, then the left strand over the middle strand. Continue braiding until you reach the end of the section.
Attach the pre-stretched braiding hair to your natural hair. Take a small amount of pre-stretched braiding hair and fold it in half. Place the folded end of the hair under the section of natural hair you just braided, so that the folded end is facing down and the two ends of the hair are pointing up.
Take the two ends of the pre-stretched braiding hair and cross them over the middle strand of natural hair. Then, continue braiding the hair as usual. Make sure to keep the braids tight and secure.
Repeat steps 5 and 6. Continue attaching it to your natural hair and braiding until you have completed all the sections of your hair.
Seal the ends of the braids.
Once you have completed all the braids, you can seal the ends to prevent them from unraveling. There are different methods for sealing the ends, including using hot water or a lighter. To use the hot water method, dip the ends of the braids into a bowl of hot water for a few seconds, then use a towel to dry them. To use the lighter method, carefully pass the ends of the braids over a flame until they melt and seal.
Style your braids.
Once your braids are installed and sealed, you can style them as desired. You can wear them loose or in a variety of updos, ponytails, and other styles.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when installing pre-stretched braiding hair:
Make sure your natural hair is completely dry before starting the installation process. Wet hair can lead to mildew and odor.
Avoid braiding your hair too tightly, as this can cause damage to your hair and scalp.
Use a detangling spray or oil to make it easier to braid your hair and prevent tangles.
If you are not familiar with braiding, consider getting help from a friend or professional stylist.
Avoid using excessive heat or chemicals on your braids, as this can cause damage to the hair and scalp.