Becoming a braid out natural hair 4c Ninja might seem hard but not impossible! Today we are looking into ways you can achieve a perfect braid out on your 4c natural hair!
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What makes a braid out on 4c natural hair perfect? Well, doing the right things and learning to listen to your hair might give you the answer you need!
3 Impressive Braid Out Natural Hair 4c Ninja Techniques!
If you’re like me… a lazy natural at times you then will like styles that don’t take many steps or a lot of maintenance.
I’ve tried many styles but over the years but the famous braid out style is one of my favorite styles because it’s not super time consuming (depends on how many braids you do) and it pretty much stretches your hair after few days!
Let’s get into 3 techniques that will turn you into a braid out natural hair 4c Ninja in no time!
#1 braid out natural hair 4c Ninja Technique
Here is what you will need in order to try this first technique
- Soft As can Be 3-n-1
- Tropical Moringa Braid Out Glaze or Ancient Egyptian 24k Gel
- Ancient Egyptian Repair Oil
- Head Dryer
- Small Perm Rods
- Hair Bonnet
1.START WITH WET HAIR.
If you could do this on freshly washed or co-washed hair it would be awesome.
But you can also dampen your hair with a spray bottle or rinsing it under the sink.
The more you wet your hair, the more pliable it will be and it will yield better results!
2.DETANGLE AND SECTION HAIR.
Add my leave-in to detangle your hair and section your hair into 4 sections.
Part your hair in the direction you’d like hair to fall.
Then take each section down and part into 4 smaller sections.
3.APPLY YOUR STYLER.
Apply a quality styler like
- Tropical Moringa Braid Out Glaze or
- Ancient Egyptian 24Karat Gold Twisting Gel
to each smaller section with your fingers.
You can also brush or comb the product through with a Denman brush.
Note that when using a Denman brush, it will begin to clump your curls before you begin to braid.
4. BRAID AND ADD PERM RODS.
Once you have product combed through, braid the section and add perm rods to your ends.
Since braid outs tend to leave your ends straight using perm rods will keep your ends curled.
You can do this style at night and sit under a dryer for 30-45 min and then let it completely air-dry overnight.
5. TEST HAIR FOR DRYNESS.
Test to see if your hair is completely dry by squeezing the braids and checking your scalp for dampness.
If your hair isn’t dry, sit under the dryer for another 15 minutes or until dry.
6. TAKEDOWN TIME!
Takedown the braids, apply a quality hair oil to your hands and begin to separate each section.
Once separated you can pick your hair at the roots to achieve volume. Remember, try not to comb out your definition! Mission Accomplished!!
#2 braid out natural hair 4c Ninja Technique
Here is how to go with technique #2 and we starting from beginning meaning from your shampooing!
1. Separate your hair into 4 sections for ease of manipulation.
Apply your favorite oil to each section before shampooing to add a little moisture to your hair helping to reduce the stripping effects of the shampoo once applied to the hair in the next step.
2. Shampoo your hair in sections paying close attention to the scalp gently removing buildup and any old product that may be weighing the hair down.
3. Start using your favorite conditioner hair directly after shampooing to add moisture back to your locks and help with detangling.
Apply more conditioner to each section after you have thoroughly detangled preparing the section for braiding.
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Separate each section into two and begin braiding while in the shower.
4. Once you are done braiding grab your favorite leave in conditioner, apply the conditioner to the length of each braid concentrating on the ends.
As you apply your leave in squeeze the braid to remove the excess water this will speed up drying time.
5. Seal each braid using your sealing oil to lock in the moisture that you have placed in your hair from the water and the leave-in conditioner applied.
Allow your hair to dry overnight or as you run errands all-day and release each braid once the hair fully dried.
Style the hair as you like and there you have it! Gbam technique #2 done!
#3 braid out natural hair 4c Ninja Technique
To achieve this braid out this technique you will need:
1. A Moisturizing Leave In
Any moisturizing leave in conditioner like Cantu Shea Butter Leave Conditioner, Giovanni Weightless Moisture Leave In, or Shea Moisture Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner) will work.
2. An Oil to Seal With
Oil like Darcy’s Botanicals Juicy Peach Kernel Oil or Cherry Kernel Nectar Oil, will lock in the moisture from the leave-in.
Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade or a like product will work work as well!
3. A Comb or Your Fingers
Using the comb will provide more precise parts. Your fingers will be easier on your scalp!
4. 5 “Ouchless” Hair Ties
To keep the hair separate while you work on sections (or you could use hair clips).
1. Part your hair in four quarters. First, part down the middle of your head, so you’ll have two big halves.
Secondly, part across, horizontally, so that you have two sections in each half part, four total in you entire head!
2. Catch up each section.
3. Apply Your Leave in Moisturizer to each of the four, separated sections.
I find that combing the product through works best on my very very VERY thick hair. Be sure to pay attention to your roots AND your ends.
4. When all parts of your hair are amply moisturized, grab your oil of choice and rub it on your hands as though you are going to rub someone DOWN.
Rub the oil on your hands and in between your fingers.
Greasy hands make for even distribution when plaiting and twisting your hair.
5. Loose each of the four sections one by one and put four to five braids in each section.
6. Do step 4 as needed for each section.
7. When all sections are plaited up, cover with a satin bonnet.
Next morning remove and style! Gbam! #3 technique done!
Great Tips for a Perfect Braid Out
Style on freshly washed deep conditioned hair.
Styling on fresh hair for me gives me the best results.
Styling on old hair that is coated in residual product leaves me with hair that’s weighed down and lacking luster and shine.
Apply oil to your braids.
Make sure to coat your braids either during styling or after styling before unraveling your braids.
This step helps reduce frizz and gives you the shine I’m always complimented on.
Treat the braid takedown as important as the installation!
To get FLAWLESS RESULTS time and patience are needed when taking down your braids!
Make sure your hair is clean!
Keep in mind that the condition of your hair should be clean.
A co-wash is fine, but I find that my braid outs hold both definition and moisture when done on damp, clean, hair.
Make sure your hair is dry before the takedown!
When you wake, ensure that your hair is completely dry. If not, be sure to blow dry on LOW heat until dry. If your hair is not completely dry, the frizz will be disastrous and the hold will be sucky.
Try a finishing spray!
When your hair is all the way dry, let it down and lightly mist with finishing spray (Juices and Berries if it’s humid where you live or an oil/water base conditioning spray if it’s cool).
Pros of doing a braid out
Stretched hair– Braiding the hair in the shower in comparison to twisting stretches the hair as the water is squeezed out more effectively and reduces hygral fatigue of the strand which often contributes to shrinkage.
Less product– Because you are not applying a ton of product, your hair should feel light and moisturized instead of heavy with product.
Cons of doing a braid out
Wasting water as you braid in the shower – Let’s face it, as effective as the shower stream is in detangling the hair, having the water running as you detangle and braid will certainly lead to more water wasting in comparison to just using a spray bottle.
Not so great for the environment!
There you have it, 3 Impressive Braid Out Natural Hair 4c Ninja Techniques!
What’s your favourite braid out technique?
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