Evolution of the Braid-N-Curl


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lillian-mae.com: Braid-N-Curl @ 23 Months

I am loving my braid-N-curl result!

Though I am still hating my ends, I decided that my last braid out did not look great because I failed to properly roll the ends.

If you are transitioning and have 3″ or less relaxed ends remaining, I recommend:

  • Technique: Braid just past the line of demarcation and curl (flexi or perm rods) the rest
  • Smooth Ends: Use your fingers or rolling papers to ensure that the ends are smoothly around the rod
  • To “Set” the Curl: Use foam or setting lotion
  • To Avoid Frizziness: Ensure your fingers are coated with oil (I use castor) as you remove the braids. Also be gentle when removing braids so as to not disturb the curl pattern
  • To Avoid Overly Greasy Hair: Use less product; try using dime to quarter sized amounts of product
  • For Fullness: Invest in an afro pick and gently fluff your roots after the braids have been removed
  • To Remove Parts: Fluff the roots with a wide tooth comb or afro pick…or you can massage your scalp to hide the parts
  • For Great Shape: Roll your hair so that the braids fall in a way that creates the shape you wish to achieve
  • Control the Curl Pattern: For looser curls, braid more loosely; For tighter curls, make braids tighter

From one transitioner to another, I hope these recommendations help you to achieve a fabulous braid-N-curl!

Here’s a look back at my B-N-C history.

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