Artificial hair can be created in many styles, but the easiest to deal
with is artificial braids. First you require about 8 bags of jumbo
braid hair. There is not much difference in braiding between the more
expensive and less expensive qualities, so choose wisely and save your
money where you can. Because most of the work is being done behind your
back, it wouldn't hurt to have a friend assist you.
Your natural hair will need the correct anchor length, 3 inches or more. As you braid your hair, it will shorten so you will need enough starting length to be able to merge your own hair with the synthetic attachments. Otherwise you may experience a slippage and a loss of the braid.
First, hold the braid in at the top, braiding tightly enough to avoid the use of any kind of glue which can be harsh on your hair and difficult to remove. (If you have to use glue, use a little spirit gum which will rinse out of your hair over the next few weeks.) If you find the braids are slipping near the top, you may need the help of small elastic bands while you are plaiting the hair. They can be easily removed later when your creation proves to be stable.
Divide your real hair and synthetic hair into three parts so that the real and artificial hair combine more securely. If you want extra security at the start, begin with a 4-part box-braid and change as you proceed to a 3-way braid. Remember that smaller braids hold the hair more securely than thicker braids, so make them thinner if required, especially if you have thick natural hair. If your hair is thin and fine, the thicker braids may expose more scalp than the thinner braids. 15hqqs.
You may want to start braiding at the front, since after you complete
the section, you will be able to view the end results much better. And
if you only complete half the job the first day, the result will be
temporarily acceptable. If you are uncomfortable with the process of
doing it yourself, then arrange to have the work done in your salon, in
which case they will likely start at the back, which is easier for them.
Like the creation of dreadlocks, the braiding of hair must proceed in properly measured sections. If you don't initially section your hair, you could wind up with irregularly-sized and very strange looking braids. When you have become more skilled with the process, then you can intermix a variety of colors into the braids creating an artistic and attractive result.
When you are finished, fix the ends with a rubber band. You may also use a latex hair glue. Optionally you can buy a braid-end sealer which is a hot iron that seals the braid with heat, after which you can cut off the excess strands.
For the first week, your braids will be tight. After your hair has grown, they will loosen a bit. Wash them about once a week, emphasizing your scalp area. In between washes, you can apply scalp spray and dry shampoos to reduce any itchiness you may experience. It is also a good idea to wrap your braids in a cloth while sleeping to prevent loosening and fuzziness in the morning.