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Braids 101: For Newbies

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Topic: Braids 101: For Newbies
Posted By: samanthajones67
Subject: Braids 101: For Newbies
Date Posted: May 30 2007 at 1:36am
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Posted By: bayb3pisces
Date Posted: May 30 2007 at 12:13pm
bump!
Excellent Thread. Mods, make this a sticky!


Posted By: bayb3pisces
Date Posted: May 30 2007 at 12:19pm
http://growafrohairlong.com/takingoutplaits.html" rel="no follow - http://growafrohairlong.com/takingoutplaits.html
 
this is a good video for removing braids w/ build up.


Posted By: senoj0313
Date Posted: May 30 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.  Dead
 
I'm now at that point to try it all  again. Embarrassed 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?
 
Confused
 
Thanks! 


Posted By: Joi77
Date Posted: May 30 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!!


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: May 31 2007 at 1:28am
Thanks Joi! Research assistants!!! I love it!!!!!

PM with any finds!
sj


Posted By: mrscutiepie
Date Posted: May 31 2007 at 8:38am
BUMP...I love it Samantha...LETS MAKE IT A STICKY!!!!!!!


Posted By: brownskindoll
Date Posted: May 31 2007 at 12:25pm
which album in your fotki tells you how to remove your braids? And what is your password?


Posted By: SoDivine
Date Posted: Jun 01 2007 at 7:36am
Mods Sticky Pleaze!


Posted By: mrscutiepie
Date Posted: Jun 01 2007 at 8:55am
BUMB


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Jun 01 2007 at 10:40am
Ladies, I have asked the admins several times. No answer..... Maybe you guys can PM the admins too....

Thanks


Posted By: crzy4hair
Date Posted: Jun 01 2007 at 10:45am
ADMINS Please hear our cry LOL put a lil sticy icky on this thread, thanks


Posted By: crzy4hair
Date Posted: Jun 01 2007 at 10:46am
bump


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Jun 02 2007 at 7:52am
Bumping


Posted By: SoDivine
Date Posted: Jun 03 2007 at 8:36pm
bumpity bump!


Posted By: Dehinds
Date Posted: Jun 03 2007 at 11:24pm
Great infoThumbs%20Up


Posted By: mrscutiepie
Date Posted: Jun 05 2007 at 8:49am
I am going to do everything in my power to keep this BUMP!!!


Posted By: DayJaVoo
Date Posted: Jun 05 2007 at 10:20am
Really good info. Bump!


Posted By: DayJaVoo
Date Posted: Jun 06 2007 at 4:05pm
Bump


Posted By: crzy4hair
Date Posted: Jun 07 2007 at 8:24am
bump


Posted By: BlackstarBlue
Date Posted: Jun 11 2007 at 7:16am
bump


Posted By: SoDivine
Date Posted: Jun 11 2007 at 2:09pm
Dang bumpity bump! I think Admins on holiday!LOL


Posted By: DayJaVoo
Date Posted: Jun 15 2007 at 12:41pm
Bump...sigh


Posted By: Miss_Pepa256
Date Posted: Jun 17 2007 at 7:14pm

bumping for the newbies.

question: for the synthetic hair prep, will this mess up the curl pattern of the hair?



Posted By: danaroach
Date Posted: Jun 17 2007 at 10:02pm
what does BUMP mean???? and any good hair brands for micros


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Jun 17 2007 at 10:56pm
Originally posted by Miss_Pepa256 Miss_Pepa256 wrote:

<FONT face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" color=#993333>bumping for the newbies.


<FONT face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" color=#993333>question: for the synthetic hair prep, will this mess up the curl pattern of the hair?



No it won't........................


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Jun 17 2007 at 10:56pm
Originally posted by danaroach danaroach wrote:

what does BUMP mean???? and any good hair brands for micros



BUMP means bring to the front............


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Jun 23 2007 at 8:45am
bump


Posted By: Miss_Pepa256
Date Posted: Jun 24 2007 at 9:40pm
i think i want to take the plunge and braid my own hair. man it's hard being out here in japan with no one to do your hair. and when ask around people don't know who braid hair or they try to keep the info to themselvesAngry yeah it's crazy out here, but anywho...i have a general idea how to create individual braids, but i have a problem with parting, specifically in the back. how do you create a neat part? i twisted my hair a few weeks ago and man was it hard to part back there, but i managed to get through it without quitting lol! but any additional advice on self braiding is appreciated ladies! tia
 
pepa


Posted By: Miss_Pepa256
Date Posted: Jun 27 2007 at 5:46pm
bump bump bump


Posted By: vibrantthang
Date Posted: Jun 28 2007 at 9:00pm
What happens if you dont wash the synthetic hair first???


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Jul 05 2007 at 3:24pm
Bumping for the latest round of endless braiding/twists questions..............


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Jul 08 2007 at 10:54am
bump


Posted By: Miss_Pepa256
Date Posted: Jul 24 2007 at 1:27am
i been practicing on my mannequin and i might be ready to take the plunge...in a couple of weeksLOL


Posted By: neisha2007
Date Posted: Jul 24 2007 at 1:43pm

I Wanna play too!!! LOLLOL JK  BUMP BUMP BUMP bring b2k back!!LOLLOL

BUMP


Posted By: MsMiamiLady
Date Posted: Jul 24 2007 at 7:26pm
bump!


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Jul 27 2007 at 7:48am
To the Front Becasue Apparently the Admins have abandoned the Forum......................


Posted By: emih19
Date Posted: Jul 27 2007 at 7:53am
bumpity bump good information.....ill post this link in the newbie thread..whoehoeeee


Posted By: divasunflower
Date Posted: Jul 31 2007 at 6:44pm
Great thread! --
I'm wondering if anyone has started a thread on reviewing braiders in their hometowns that they would recommend -- or the opposite ("never let this braider touch your head!" Shocked).

I've done my own box braids many times before, but my arms won't let me attempt any more time-consuming styles.

thanks for all of the great tips!


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Aug 01 2007 at 8:43am
Hi Diva.... I don't think people review braiders much here,( they Do - just not often ) because I think the treadn is that people want to do it themselves, or at least learn how to do it themselves.......

It is a good Idea though!

SJ


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Aug 10 2007 at 12:59pm
Dont know how I missed this thread beforeCrySmile
Hey Sam Thumbs%20Up


Posted By: growingitlong
Date Posted: Aug 31 2007 at 8:36pm
Wow, this is a AWESOME thread!Clap


Posted By: ms_sisk
Date Posted: Sep 01 2007 at 9:12pm
Hello ladies, I am new to BHM and wanted to get some ideas on my braids that I want. I am going to get invisible micro braids and want some heads up of the good and bad braiding hair. I want to go with the wet and wavy or curly look not the straight hair. Please let me know which brand and style would last longest and easiest to maintain. I only know about Zury and Milky Way.
 
 
Thanks!
 
Nikki


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Sep 02 2007 at 11:42am
HI nikki - the best idea is to Research these threads to see what others have used.



Posted By: nikki nicole
Date Posted: Sep 05 2007 at 10:58pm
bumpWink this thread has been very helpfulClap


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Sep 11 2007 at 12:22am
bump


Posted By: WNW
Date Posted: Sep 11 2007 at 8:47am
which technique is better for sealing micros glue or tie off method?


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Sep 11 2007 at 9:13am
Tie off for sure. Glue can be a disaster - if you don't place it properly


Posted By: LadyZini
Date Posted: Sep 22 2007 at 6:06am
bump - this is a great thread


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Sep 24 2007 at 11:02pm
Originally posted by samanthajones67 samanthajones67 wrote:

Tie off for sure. Glue can be a disaster
 
I agree. And if you can see the little clumps of glue where they were applied, it looks tacky.


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Sep 24 2007 at 11:03pm
Sam this was the PERFECT idea to keep this thread alive (putting it in your siggy, that is)


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Sep 24 2007 at 11:31pm
Yes - otherwise the loser Admin would never make it a sticky


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Sep 25 2007 at 3:36pm
Shocked........LOLLOL


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Sep 26 2007 at 1:04pm
oops.... was I not nice?????


Posted By: MDFLDiva
Date Posted: Oct 11 2007 at 1:11pm
bumping for more info on the tie off method for braids. 
 
i am getting micros soon and will be doing my own upkeep and rebraiding.
 
thanks ladies.


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Oct 12 2007 at 1:38am
Originally posted by MDFLDiva MDFLDiva wrote:

bumping for more info on the tie off method for braids. 
 

i am getting micros soon and will be doing my own upkeep and rebraiding.

 

thanks ladies.

The link is in the first page of this post.


Posted By: MDFLDiva
Date Posted: Oct 12 2007 at 12:01pm
thank you. 
 
*running off to the first page*


Posted By: MDFLDiva
Date Posted: Oct 12 2007 at 12:06pm
*running back in to room from first page*
 
ok, i'm back.  question:  should i bleach bath the human hair from the BSS when i first get it?  are we sure that the cuticles are going in the same direction with this hair?  if not, i think that i should BB it and then do the castile soap wash after.
 
any help would be appreciated.


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Oct 12 2007 at 2:18pm
Bleach Bath??? I dont think that is necessary with BSS human hair. Most times with Braiding hair - the cuticle has been stripped - unless yyou are using virgin hair or remy hair.....

I have never done that to bss hair..... you can check my fotki for my method....

HTH


Posted By: MDFLDiva
Date Posted: Oct 12 2007 at 7:15pm
ok, thanks samantha.....................................................


Posted By: bayb3pisces
Date Posted: Oct 23 2007 at 4:22pm
wow, it's a sticky!!!!


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Oct 24 2007 at 10:02am
Shocking - isn't it.
I guess Russell finally showed up....


Posted By: Icydius
Date Posted: Oct 25 2007 at 7:29pm
I'd like to try my own micros this weekend so I bought some Kanakelon hair today (didn't wanna get expensive human hair when this is my first real try).  While in the store, a woman who braids hair asked me if I knew how to stretch hair and she began telling me how to stretch the hair but she didn't tell me how much I needed to stretch it!  Also, she said I to close it off, I would need to dip it in hot water and then mousse it. 

Anyone know anything about stretching and "tying off" by just dipping hot water?  Thanks!


Posted By: bellecheveux
Date Posted: Oct 26 2007 at 10:07pm
bump this is a good thread!!


Posted By: trevortni
Date Posted: Oct 29 2007 at 1:45pm
Originally posted by Icydius Icydius wrote:

  While in the store, a woman who braids hair asked me if I knew how to stretch hair and she began telling me how to stretch the hair but she didn't tell me how much I needed to stretch it! 
anyone know?


Posted By: mrscutiepie
Date Posted: Oct 29 2007 at 3:37pm
I can't believe this isn't a sticky yet....


Posted By: mimiluau
Date Posted: Nov 06 2007 at 3:04am

i'm nigerian and in my country, they always "tie off" by dipping in hot water. I don't know how to braid hair myself but as far as I've observed the many times I've gotten my hair braided you do this:

1.)Boil water.
2.)Divide the braids into sections. (It's usually something like 8 sections on my haid, but then I've got a big head.) 
3.)Pour the very hot, boiling water into a large cup. They use something that looks like a measuring cup or a really big mug.
4.) Dip each section into the water as far as you can go without burning your scalp in the hot water.
5.) Each time you remove a section you need to catch and dry the hair with a large towel so that you don't drip hot water all over your face and burn yourself. Usually 2 people do this process: one dips the sections, the other catches the hot wet hair with the towel.
6.) When you're done with all the sections, the towel is hot/warm and damp from catching the wet braids and you press it down on your scalp over the roots. This makes the braids not as hard and poofy and stiff as new braids can get, and it also makes sleeping, thinking, living a lot easier the first day or two.
 


Posted By: pnksky
Date Posted: Nov 06 2007 at 9:18am
Originally posted by samanthajones67 samanthajones67 wrote:



One good homemade recipe: ( per one of our bhm members)

"use glycerin, aloe vera gel, rosewater and distilled water, put a little jojoba on top. It is a great great great moisturizer"
other good spritzes:
****Oyin Greg Juice - highly recommended by me SJ
Where  can you purchase Oyin Greg Juice and the ingredients for the homemade recipe , I don't think I've ever seen these in the BSS.
 
Can you wash all types of braids, kinky twists included?
What are the benefits of "treating" the hair instead of using it straight out of the pack? TIA :)


Posted By: Ladybug7903
Date Posted: Nov 10 2007 at 10:05am
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Posted By: hipsterdryad
Date Posted: Nov 11 2007 at 1:14pm
Oyin Greg juice can be found at www.oyinhandmade.com. I got a sample and it's lovely. Now that I'm in braids, I'm hooked.


Posted By: LadyZini
Date Posted: Nov 12 2007 at 1:19am
great thread


Posted By: LadyZini
Date Posted: Nov 14 2007 at 1:02am
BUMPING - Please make this a sticky


Posted By: chainlace2
Date Posted: Nov 15 2007 at 3:00pm
THANK YOU, THANK YOU , THANK YOU ClapClapClapClap


Posted By: chainlace2
Date Posted: Nov 15 2007 at 3:08pm
BUMP! ????????????????????


Posted By: Xzerov
Date Posted: Nov 16 2007 at 9:29am
i really needed this thanx


Posted By: Miss ViVi
Date Posted: Nov 20 2007 at 10:26pm
I'm still new to tha whole weave thing...and I was wonderin' if tha hair used with tha braids is tha same ones for weaves, with tha wefts and all or is it specific, seperate type of hair used for braiding?


Posted By: MsMiamiLady
Date Posted: Nov 23 2007 at 9:24pm
bump!


Posted By: hipsterdryad
Date Posted: Nov 28 2007 at 10:22am
Originally posted by Miss ViVi Miss ViVi wrote:

I'm still new to tha whole weave thing...and I was wonderin' if tha hair used with tha braids is tha same ones for weaves, with tha wefts and all or is it specific, seperate type of hair used for braiding?


The hair has no wefts. It's usually a big bunch of hair in a package.


Posted By: Miss ViVi
Date Posted: Dec 03 2007 at 11:14am
Originally posted by missndidi missndidi wrote:

Originally posted by Miss ViVi Miss ViVi wrote:

I'm still new to tha whole weave thing...and I was wonderin' if tha hair used with tha braids is tha same ones for weaves, with tha wefts and all or is it specific, seperate type of hair used for braiding?


The hair has no wefts. It's usually a big bunch of hair in a package.
 
Thanks missndidi


Posted By: Miss_Pepa256
Date Posted: Dec 11 2007 at 8:37pm
bump


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Dec 11 2007 at 9:25pm
I am grateful that someone is benefiting from this post


Posted By: growingitlong
Date Posted: Dec 15 2007 at 11:29am

AWESOME threadEmbarrassedEmbarrassed



Posted By: bellecheveux
Date Posted: Dec 29 2007 at 8:57pm
Bump for newbies!


Posted By: Girls1
Date Posted: Dec 31 2007 at 11:48am
Great info.
Bump, bump, bump it up!


Posted By: Girls1
Date Posted: Jan 01 2008 at 6:35pm
bump


Posted By: bria
Date Posted: Jan 01 2008 at 9:52pm
I just have a question about invisible braids, I'm goona get them but i have shoulder length hair is my hair too long for them? If i get a wavy type of hair for them will my relaxed  natural hair poke through because they are only braided an inch . In other words will my real hair show?EmbarrassedEmbarrassed


Posted By: Ohi5
Date Posted: Jan 27 2008 at 8:57pm

great thread
BUMP


Posted By: babydoll 27
Date Posted: Feb 08 2008 at 9:20pm
Bumpsy


Posted By: SupermaltQueen
Date Posted: Feb 09 2008 at 3:27am

@ bria, Well im not too experienced in braids but i have had this style before, it did look nice because i blended it in well with the hair i chose but i didnt really like the fact that because my hair was shoulder length it was exposed and not protected.

Now im trying treebraids coz i can get a similar effect without exposing my hair from the braids!


Posted By: samanthajones67
Date Posted: Feb 19 2008 at 1:27pm
bump


Posted By: blackdiamond02
Date Posted: Feb 22 2008 at 5:50am
hey ladies, i have a question for you. i got my micros done last night and had two ladies working on my head. one of them i always use, the other i havnt even let touch my hair. anywho,the lady who did my micros done in the front have my mircos long in the front than the lady who did the back. should i cut the front to make it even? also the color hair i have in the back is just a little too bright for me, i mean it looks like a  bleached golden/cinnamon mix. can i put a rinse on the color in the back. this is all human hair i have by the way.


Posted By: DanceStarr
Date Posted: Feb 23 2008 at 3:17am
How are your tree-braids holding up? I am seriously considering getting them in the next couple of weeks, and I too have relaxed SL hair.


Posted By: DanceStarr
Date Posted: Feb 23 2008 at 3:19am
Originally posted by SupermaltQueen SupermaltQueen wrote:

@ bria, Well im not too experienced in braids but i have had this style before, it did look nice because i blended it in well with the hair i chose but i didnt really like the fact that because my hair was shoulder length it was exposed and not protected.

Now im trying treebraids coz i can get a similar effect without exposing my hair from the braids!


How are your tree braids holding up? I am seriously considering getting them in the next couple of weeks, and I too have relaxed SL hair.


Posted By: luckystar7168
Date Posted: Mar 27 2008 at 12:52am
i don't see the original post...just everyone saying how great the info is! where is it??


Posted By: SupermaltQueen
Date Posted: Mar 27 2008 at 5:29am

Yeh they held up quite well, it was deep wave so i had to make sure i finged detangled it every night and put it in a big braid to avoid tangles. in the morning i would just finger style and go using just a little bit of products not much at all!

They lasted me about 5 1/2 good weeks but im having them put n again before i go back to uni because i find them so much easier than relaxed hair when i gotta wake up early to get to classes. so yeh i would recommend then because all my natural hair was safely tucked and cornrowed away
 


Posted By: emih19
Date Posted: Mar 27 2008 at 5:54am
bumping..where's the information?


Posted By: emih19
Date Posted: Mar 27 2008 at 2:50pm
Disapprove


Posted By: afterglow86
Date Posted: Mar 31 2008 at 3:46pm
where's the post?!


Posted By: MzArie
Date Posted: Mar 31 2008 at 7:41pm
Same here...wheres the info :(


Posted By: nikki nicole
Date Posted: Apr 02 2008 at 3:31pm
Guess she said "F@#K US" seeing as how she took the post down and now goes LHCF.Thumbs%20Down 



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