FAQ: How To Do A Braid In Your Own Hair?

Is braiding your own hair easy?

As practical and pretty as this type of hairstyle can be, it’s not always easy to braid your own hair. The angles are tricky, the sections get jumbled, and sometimes big pieces start to fall out. But with a little bit of practice, braiding your own hair can become second nature. This makes it much easier to braid.

Is it better to braid your hair wet or dry?

“ Don’t braid your hair wet because it will be too heavy,” says stylist Kayley Pak of John Barrett Salon. “When your hair is wet, it extends at least 15 times more than when it is dry. You don’t want to weaken or break your hair.”

Is it OK to braid wet hair?

Is it bad to braid wet hair? No! Just allow your hair to dry a bit before brushing and braiding it. It’s best to work with damp hair for this wet hairstyling option.

Do you have to straighten hair before braiding?

Hair cannot sustain anything. Heat can and will damage hair. Now, it is common practice for braiders to require clients to have their hair washed and conditioned before getting it braided (most braiding licenses don’t allow for washing hair), as well as blown-out and combed.