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  Topic: Braids101: Newbies Come in here!!!!
    Posted: 30 May 2007 at 1:36am

I thought I would put together a Newbie thread So all the new folks that ask about braids, how to care, etc. could come to one place, as much as possible�..

Happy Braiding!!!!!!! I will do my best to update and keep this chocked full of good info��.Again this is still in progress��.

Thanks in advance to many of our experts here that contribute to the Braids Thread��..
I will send some official shout outs, and send out respect to ladies that I have admired on the braids threads���������

Gnysegirl
Godslady
Joi77
Wildfire

You ladies helped me to be brave enough to braid my own hair!

There are probably several others, however�. I will give you credit if I find an important post that you contributed�.

Thanks!!!!!

Pictures of braids � I will ask � that if you would like to contribute your fotki for braids here, please let me know via PM.


How to do Braids/ braiding videos:

http://www.growafrohairlong.com

http://www.braidsbybreslin.com


www.doctoredlocks.com

Tips for great braids � Thanks Gnyse Girl
http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=70318


What type of hair to use/ Hair Reviews
http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=62285

Pros and cons of Braids
http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=29499&KW=


How do you tie off the ends? Thanks LovelyLisa
http://www.texastandi.unt.edu/curriculum/lessons/cosmetology/microbraid/microbraid.pdf



Relaxing before Braids??????
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Prepping hair before braiding

BRAIDING HAIR PREPARATION

A bit of Information:

Most of the Human Hair that we can find in the local BSS - has a silicone wash to keep it from tangling....

Remy hair may be the exception.......

So this is what I do..Apply Leave ins.

Most of the "silky, shiny," stuff - Conditioners, and shine products are just that... silicone based, so these will work well on BSS hair.....

I make sure that I spray my Extension/Braiding hair with any Silicone product ( cause they are pretty much all the same)

I tend not to use those products on my OWN hair( unless I flat iron my hair)... but on the extention hair only....

Most commercial conditioners have a slip-type silicone in them... NOT all.... but many of them...
So - since the hair is DEAD and won't last too long anyway.... add your own silicone! This will provide few tangles, and will soften your hair whilst braiding


HUMAN hair PREP:

1. Wash with Dr. Bronner's Castille soap - gentle... in warm water, in a kitchen tub.. I add a squirt of condish ( African Pride leave in, or clear leave in, Creme of Nature Condish ) to the water...

This step also allows for any dyes on the hair to wash away, and not irritate your scalp.

2. Rinse with cold water. Squeeze out the excess.

3. While still wet, add a clear leave in(African Pride, 911, Africa's best, etc), pouring it directly on the hair and down the shaft. (DO NOT USE INFUSIUM, IMO - it is too strong....)

4. I use any silicone product ( except Biosilk - too much alcohol for me.... others include frizzease, sebatians, or any other glossing product) and By hand I rub it down the hair,
or:
spray a silicone product on the hair.
( Suggested: Frizz ease, Spray & Shine, Sebastian, etc same as above)

5. Hang to dry.

Softer, more manageable hair.............


WOW..... totally different hair ........ There are fewer tangles, and the hair issoft and more manageable.

SYNTHETIC HAIR PREP (Kanekalon, Toyokolon, Pro 10, etc.)


1. Add a small amount (1/4 cup) of vinegar & a Bit of Leave in ) to a large tub of Hot tap water(Not boiling). soak it for 10 minutes

2. Rinse with cold water. Squeeze out the excess.

3. While still wet, add a clear leave in, pouring it directly on the hair and down the shaft.

4. I use any silicone product ( exept Biosilk - too much alcohol for me) and By hand I rub it down the hair, or I spray a spray a silicone product on the hair. ( Suggested: Frizz ease, Spray & Shine, Sebastian, Ion, etc )

5. Hang to dry. The Hair should be dry within 12 to 24 hours.



Moisturizers and leave ins to use/ Care for your hair after Braiding

Under Construction

Tips for Kanekalon Hair � Thanks Wildfire!
http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=33234&KW=


Tips for Pro10 Hair
http://www.ultimahair.com/downloads/ultimacareguide.pdf

Definitions of braid Styles
Under Construction

Individuals/ Micros
Under Construction


Lace Braids
Under Construction



TreeBraids
under construction
Cornrows
Under Construction


Invsible braids
Under Construction


Removing Braids
http://growafrohairlong.com/takingoutplaits.html



Ladies! I would copy and save this info on your own PC for reference... I don't think the Admins will ever make this a sticky......I may just addit to my braid challenge.... I will bump this for updates!!!!!


Edited by samanthajones67 - 05 Jul 2007 at 3:26pm

http://public.fotki.com/samanthajones67/

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  Posted: 30 May 2007 at 12:19pm

http://growafrohairlong.com/takingoutplaits.html

 

this is a good video for removing braids w/ build up.

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  Posted: 30 May 2007 at 4:21pm

Hi, 

I'm new to the forum and just wanted to say thank you for having an area for those of us that are new the the baraid scene.  I've had braids a few years back and the experience was not a good one.  That was at the time when the micro-braids with the loose ends was just coming out.  They looked great but I think either my hair wasn't ready or the hair used was too heavy for my own hair.  What happened is my own hair broke off from the weight of the braids.  (ouch)  My hair is very thin and fine, even without any perm.  But along stroy gone bad. 

 

I'm now at that point to try it all  again.  I'm looking at getting the micro done again with human hair this time, and very micro since my hair is thin, loose ends. I don't want it long, cause I'm use to just short hair anyway.  Just looking for mangagement with about lenght to the base of my ear.  Are there any suggestions from an again newbee?  What to look for in a stylist?, Is the wet-n-wavy the way to go? What should I ask of the stylist, cause you know they love to do their own thing?

 

 

Thanks! 



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  Posted: 30 May 2007 at 8:56pm

This is great, Samantha!! Very informative. I need to catch up!!

I need to find JuicyOne's posts about Freetress...

Oh and BUMP!!

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  Posted: 31 May 2007 at 1:28am

Thanks Joi! Research assistants!!! I love it!!!!!

PM with any finds!
sj

http://public.fotki.com/samanthajones67/

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  Posted: 31 May 2007 at 8:38am

BUMP...I love it Samantha...LETS MAKE IT A STICKY!!!!!!!

Never leave home without a mirror, u never no what u may look like!!!!

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  Posted: 31 May 2007 at 12:25pm

which album in your fotki tells you how to remove your braids? And what is your password?

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  Posted: 01 Jun 2007 at 7:36am

Mods Sticky Pleaze!

Edited by SoDivine - 01 Jun 2007 at 7:37am

AKA: Lovelylisa since 2005
http://public.fotki.com/lovelycoby/

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  Posted: 01 Jun 2007 at 8:55am

BUMB

Never leave home without a mirror, u never no what u may look like!!!!

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  Posted: 01 Jun 2007 at 10:40am

Ladies, I have asked the admins several times. No answer..... Maybe you guys can PM the admins too....

Thanks

http://public.fotki.com/samanthajones67/

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  Posted: 01 Jun 2007 at 10:45am

ADMINS Please hear our cry LOL put a lil sticy icky on this thread, thanks

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Originally posted by wanderlust87 wanderlust87 wrote:

Originally posted by DeeDee58517 DeeDee58517 wrote:

I have new pics on my fotki of some box braids I did! Check them out HERE

I absolutely love your high bunClapClap
 
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i cant find the post on Braids 101
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Great topic about braids.

Here is the site i often use to check hairstyles and braids

http://www.iknowhair.com/category/braid-hairstyles-ikh/ - http://www.iknowhair.com/category/braid-hairstyles-ikh/

fantasy braids, crown braids, waterfall braids, french braids, fishtail braids and many more articles about braids. interesting source. grab while they are hot :)

If you are a bit lazy to surf through the category, here are direct links:

http://www.iknowhair.com/crown-braid/ - Crown Braid

http://www.iknowhair.com/waterfall-braid/ - Waterfall Braid

http://www.iknowhair.com/braid-hairstyles-2011/ - 2011 Braid Hairstyles Trends I

http://www.iknowhair.com/2011-hair-trends-braids-hairstyles/ - Braid Hairstyle Trends II

http://www.iknowhair.com/braids-and-braided-hairstyles-from-runway-fishtail-braid-2011/ - Runway Fishtail Braids

http://www.iknowhair.com/braid-guide/ - Braid Hairstyles Guide

http://www.iknowhair.com/celebrity-hair-styles-201-how-to-do-them-yourself/ - Celebrity Braids I

http://www.iknowhair.com/braid-hairstyles/ - Celebrity Braids II

http://www.iknowhair.com/fishtail-braid/ - Fishtail Braid

Hope these will help you about braid hairstyles :) spread the word if you like them

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The braid spray I use for my braids is Stay Soft Fro. It works better than most braid sprays. Wink
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Thanks for the Videos!
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