If you are anything like us, you love a protective hair style that protects your hair, and also looks fab! We love this beautiful, long cornrow style on Ciara. Achieving this look is simple, cost effective, and lasts for weeks. Only a few products are needed. Rasta Fri braiding hair, which can be found at your local beauty supply or online. Tgin’s Moisture Rich Sulfate Free Shampoo for Natural Hair, Tgin’s Replenishing Conditioner, Daily Butter Cream, a comb, and clips or pony tail holders to hop the hair you are not using.
Cleansing is always the first step. Shampoo your hair with Tgin’s Moisture Rich Sulfate Free Shampoo for Natural Hair. If your hair has a lot of build up, or is very dirty, you can wash more than once. Once your hair is clean, condition with Tgin’s Replenishing Conditioner. At this time, you want to detangle your hair. You can detangle your hair while the conditioner is still in. Detangle with either a wide tooth comb, Denman brush, or your fingers, from ends to root. Once you are done detangling rinse your hair. Apply tgin’s daily butter cream to damp hair.
Make sure that your hair is fully dry either by blow drying, or air drying. We recommend air drying. You can section your hair in large braids until it is dry, or dry over night.
Once your hair is fully dry, part your hair straight back where you want to begin braiding, with the amount of hair you feel comfortable with. Take the rest of the hair and put it in a pony tail or clips so it will be out your way as you begin braiding.
4. Start Braiding:
Take a section of the weave hair, and hold it in a horseshoe like, “U” shape. Take the curved portion or upside down “U” and use it to begin braiding your hair, starting from the root all the way to the end of the length of the weave.
Repeat this step until you have fully braided your whole head. If you have any short hairs left in the front, you can use edge control, or a flake free gel to hold the hair in place. This is a great protective style and works great for any occasion.
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Ashley Renee is a licensed esthetician, Mac makeup artist, natural hair enthusiast, writer and poet from Chicago, follow her on Instagram @Ashleyvsrenee!