Braiding your hair is an important step when you wear a sew in hair extensions because it decides whether your hair looks beautiful and natural or not. For example, if you don’t have the right patterns, the weave will not be flat and not natural-looking. I’m sure that most of us know the style we want for our hair but we don’t know which braid patterns will go well down with it. For that reason, in this article, we will guide you on how to braid hair for a sew in as well as show you different braid patterns you can use for different hairstyles. Let’s keep reading. . .
1. How To Braid Hair For A Sew In
Wash and Condition Your Hair
Before braiding, you need to have your hair nicely washed and condition. This helps your hair take a little long in the sew in. Before you begin the cornrow process, make sure that your hair is nicely dry. If you sew in on wet hair, your hair will prone to damage.
Prep For Sew In Process
All you need to do is to prepare all things you need for the process to avoid rush to the shops for its while sewing. The process requires a wide-toothed comb, fine-toothed comb and a hair pack. Besides, you should set about some clips which will help in the parting of the hair when you make the cornrows. You can also use detangling spray if you want to make the process of combing become easier.
Make The Part Of Your Hair
When wearing sew in hair extensions, you will create layers upon layers and the part will guide you to the place where the scalp should be exposed. Some people like parting hair at the center but some like it at the sides. Once you have identified where the part is, you can make the cornrows based on its guide. You should be careful when choosing this part because you cannot change the part until you are get rid of the sew in.
Begin To Braid
Your first braid should be the small braid which wraps around the edge of your face, head and nape. Let them start on either side of your head and run down to the nape where they will join. Next, section another part of your hair that matches the edge braids when you clip the other hair piece. Start plaiting the hair and do it to the other side of your head. You need to have the braids being close to the scalp but not so tight and not so loose.
Take Care Of The Part
You can braid two rows on each side of the part but ensure that they are separate from each other. Make some French braids towards the back or front of your head. You should also confirm that the braids run parallel to the part you chose.
Go For Center Braid
Always remember that you need to form braids both on the edges and at the center. Now, it’s time to go on the full braids that wrap your hair around. When you have it all finished, you will see that the braids form a concentric circle around the part you’ve created. You should spray your hair with detangling spray to make the braids easier.
When finishing braiding process, tie off the ends of the braids and tuck them under the finished braid to hide its tail.
2. Different Braid Patterns You Can Use
Basic Braiding Patterns
If you are of afro-descent, you will know some types of simple cornrows that your mum used to make on your hair. Such braid patterns are something that we want to mention now. As the name, they are the easiest and simplest pattern to make because you don’t need to part them anywhere. Sometimes, these braids are used for crocheting but they also work for applying weave hair extensions or even wig hair extensions. You can see that these cornrows are very popular among hip hop artists that give them a natural look.
Diagonal Braid For A Sew In
If you want to have the side swept bangs on the forehead, let’s go for this braid pattern. With this braid, you can style the braids into a high ponytail and bun or any other classy updo. Even though it goes all the way to the end of your head in curve, it looks like the straight back part method.
Asymmetrical Braiding Pattern
As you know, today, there are many types of unique braiding patterns coming in to suit different styles. This asymmetrical braiding pattern came into being out of the creativity of the hairdressers to make the weave more versatile. With the deep side part of the braids, you can make different styling options whether you prefer curly, straight or wavy pattern.
In short, doing a sew in hair extensions is not a difficult thing but everything will go wrong if you don’t know how to choose a suitable braid pattern for your favorite hairstyle. Hopefully, this article is useful for you. If you want to purchase any type of hair extensions or need help in applying in hair extensions, please contact Luxshinehair.com. Thanks for reading!
Hello there. I’m Elara Larson. I’m a hair stylist and blogger about the latest trends in hair extensions. I hope to help you find the best extensions for your needs. Thanks!
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