Have you ever woken up in the morning and been bombarded by a flawless, mouth-watering braid out on you Instagram feed? Well this, my friends, is the story of my life! Hhaha! I cannot tell you the number of times I've literally almost cried tears of joy at the sight of a naturalista's slaayyiinngg curls!! Bouncy, juicy, shiny, and full of life, health and vitality. Almost like a just-harvested mango.
*Excuse my African expressions and similes, but you know when emotions are high you always go back to your roots! Haha!*
Anyway, I digress! Where was I? Oh yeah! Braid outs!
Now if you're a veteran in the natural hair community, you've figured out that braid/twist outs are a silent holy grail ritual. Most naturalistas claim that these are their go-to styles and sure enough they are. Naturalistas the world over are showing just how divine our kinks and curls can be.
It took me a while to catch on to the craze though, to be honest! I have medium to fine strands so twist outs don't do too well sometimes. They can leave my head looking scalpy because I lose volume very easily. That said, I'm slowly perfecting the art of a perfect braid out and in this video I'm sharing my really simple process!
And that's all there is! Done! Voila! Boom!
Now here's my attempt to bombard you with a flawless, mouthwatering braid out! Humour me, would you!? Hahaha! :-)
Have you tried braid outs as a low manipulation style? If so, what's your process? I'd love to know so feel free to leave me a note down below!
LOVE & SUNSHINE!