Braiding with human hair extensions – Easy or not?

Women can easily change their appearance with different hairstyles. Among lots of attractive styles, braids are usually one of the leading options. In case your hair is too short or thin, you can still achieve long beautiful locks with a nice set of human hair extensions. Although not all kinds of braids demand the same kind of hair extensions, they all require a quick, steady hand and securely attached hair extensions. Ladies, if you are considering braiding with human hair extensions or thinking of how to braid for others – here’s how it’s done!

Step 1: Buy the right hair extensions

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Right from the very first step, you should determine what kind of braided hairstyle you want. APOHAIR hopes that you love buying virgin Vietnamese bulk hair in our collection. This kind of hair extensions will definitely help you achieve the right look. You should also keep in mind that slightly coarser or curlier hair will “grip” better and also easier to handle, hold the style longer.

Step 2: Prepare both sets of hair extensions and natural hair

Don’t forget to wash and deep condition your natural locks before braiding with human hair. The deep-conditioning process cannot be stressed enough, especially with smaller braids. The reason is that your hair will be plaited away for several weeks and miss those regular conditioning cycles.

Next, try to give your human hair extensions a good wash or rinse beforehand. Follow directions on the hair package to shampoo and condition the hair extensions properly. Gently pull the strands apart and into one-inch-thick bundles as the hair dries. This not only makes the hair dry faster but also makes it easier for you to grab the right amount of hair extensions later.

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In case you are in a hurry or want the hair to dry much faster, you can blow-dry the hair. However, use a heat-protecting serum of product beforehand if blow-drying. Just remember that the goal is to make your hair as healthy as possible heading into the braiding process. This will help the strands withstand the stress and pull, grow while you rock your braid look.

Step 3: Part dry hair into sections

Now you create three to four large sections. The simplest way to do it is by parting hair from ear to ear and then from forehead to crown or forehead to nape. Use covered elastic bands or large clips to secure these sections.

After that, start at the nape of the neck (this prevents tangling and confusion), divide your locks into even smaller sections, roughly 1/4 to 1 inch wide. Each of these sections will later be a braid, so make them smaller for micro braids and larger for bigger ones.

Step 4: Attach the hair extensions and braid

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This may be one of the leading concerns of hair extensions users when braiding with human hair. A lot of women wonder if the process of attaching hair extensions to braid is easy or not. Honesty, there is no exact answer to this question. For new wig wearers, it can be a little bit difficult. However, once you’ve got used to applying human hair extensions, you will realize that the process is no longer as hard as you’ve always thought.

Work on braid at a time, pinch off enough hair extensions to match the size of the section of the natural hair you’ll be braiding. Don’t grab too much – this will make your braids bulky and uneven. However, it doesn’t mean you should get too little hair. Too little hair will lead to spindly, lumpy braids.

Fold hair extensions near the top like a candy cane. Now you have about three inches hanging down on the short end. Hook the extensions over the top of the section of hair to be braided. You need to make sure to hold the hair taut and close to the scalp.

Right after that, you should have three sections of hair lined up near each other: the shorter end of hair extensions on the left, your natural hair in the middle, and the long end of the extensions on the right. Now you pull tightly, but don’t make it too tight as the process can lead to pain. Bring the natural hair to the left and the shorter extensions piece to the middle. Pull the longer extensions to the middle and the shorter piece to the right.

Continue crisscrossing these three sections until all your natural hair has been interwoven. Keep on with a few more strokes until hair extensions are secure and tight.

For micro and tree braids, use a slipknot to secure the braid and let the ends fall loose. For most other kinds of styles, keep braiding until you reach the end of the hair extensions.

APOHAIR believes that you will be braiding with human hair extensions successfully. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help you achieve the most gorgeous beauty.

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