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Photo: Playback / Vintage Virgin

Original African cultures, african braid was much more than an ornament for the hair. The hairstyle could identify the social position of someone or even reveal the availability for marriage.

Over the generations the braid was becoming tradition, as it was in this way that older women took the opportunity to pass on their knowledge and wisdom to the younger.

For this reason the hairstyle, now so well known for personality and style, is above all a symbol of identity, roots and beauty of black women.

The african braids can have many variations in color, size, thickness and points and the best way to decide between them when thinking about joining the hairstyle is finding inspiration in a gallery full of Instagram queens who already boast their. Check it:

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5 tips for those who want to do african braids

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The hairstylist and expert Ainá Garcia tresses, carioca studio House of Madame Garcia Urban Afro Hair, explains that the most common type of braids is the box braid. Its popularity comes from the ease of use in various types of hair, but have greater durability and beauty in curly hair. Check out other professional tips for those who want to venture into the wonderful world of braids:

  1. The african braids are made equal in small strands that are braided together at a fiber, providing durability, thickness, length and even color to the braids.
  2. Depending on your hair type and procedure adopted, the braids take 4-9 hours to get ready, so book an afternoon and go without haste.
  3. The braids can be washed with shampoo and conditioner normally, but if your hair is not very curly, give preference to the 2 in 1 shampoo.
  4. Braids can get up to 2 months in the hair but avoid getting beyond that time not to damage them.
  5. To prevent frizz in braids, sleep with a cap, scarf or even pantyhose on his head to protect the hairstyle.

It is important to note the historical identification that has african braid with black women and its roots, with a hairstyle that has a lot more to do with cultural property of that style, which makes it more suitable for those who are of African ethnicity.

6 tutorials to african braids today

The braids may be somewhat heavy depending on the size, thickness and, most importantly, the chosen fiber. Wool is the lightest option and also the most discreet, though the champions of choice, especially for women, are kanecalon and jumbo, which in addition to lighter also offer the most varied and fun color options. The following tips and ideas ideal for those who want to adopt the african braids today:

1. african braids with Black Rose

In this video Rosa talks about the difference between kanecalon and jumbo and also suggests the best way to prepare the synthetic hair for applying the braids. Here are some tips on how to let your hair ready to receive the braids and track youtuber doing a demonstration of how to braid her hair.

2. Braiding first with Brenda Lima

This video is ideal for anyone who wants to braid the hair at home but do not know very well. Brenda leaves follow in your first time braiding the hair and shows that with patience and whim is possible to achieve a beautiful result.

3. Braids Nago with Tati Hair Afros

The Nago is one of the darlings braid african regard. In this video, follow the process of making braids with professional Tati Hair African and see how to make one of the most freshly baked and stylish hairstyles with african braids.

4. Braiding with synthetic hair for African girl

This very well explained in the video, the Portuguese channel Afro girl teaches how to make braids with synthetic hair without giving us, and help you achieve a uniform result and more natural.

5. wool braids with Luci Ramos

The woolen braid is the lightest option and also the favorite of those who prefer to avoid a very glossy effect, which is common when the braids are made with synthetic materials. In this video, Luci shows in a very friendly way to get the braids at home and in a few hours.

6- braids with Dreadlocks Khalita with K

The beautiful Khalita shows how to make dreadlocks at home and in a very detailed way, perfect to finish off the doubts. See the moves, some ideas and meet her the technique to prepare the synthetic hair and braid it with your natural hair.

The african hair to be thicker and bulky and therefore braids work perfectly, fitting the wires and giving more character and beauty to the hair. Master the techniques of braiding and separate the strands or consult a specialist practitioner to ensure a visual always gorgeous and the maintenance days, preventing the breakdown of your hair.