So before we get started on the tricks, tips, and techniques of hair braiding let’s go over some hair braiding basics. In order to master any technique; we must use the proper tools. With the styles used in this blog, the basic tools needed are:
1 Rat Tail Comb (mainly for parting hair)
Synthetic Hair (4-5 packs for full single styles)
Human Hair (2-3 bulks for full micro braided styles)
Latch Hook (for interlock styles)
Synthetic Pre-Braided hair for interlock (10-25 packs depending on style)
Bone Rollers (size determined by the size of the curl)
Make sure to reserve yourself some time, grab your favorite DVDs, & tons of Snacks
Once you have gathered these items you are ready to start braiding.
Author’s Note: WAIT! before we begin; remember braiding and mastering the technique takes time and practice. You may not be inspired by your first braided style; but do not under any circumstances let that stop you from trying again. When I did my first official braid with extensions (on my doll Bianca’s head at age 10); it was one of the worst jobs I had ever done. But I was so proud of myself for trying that I kept up at the work with my other dolls and now years later I am able to write a blog about how to do it. So never give up.