How To: Braid Out with Pigtail BraidsThursday, October 30, 2014
If you're a fan of braid-outs, like I am, then this style is for you! I've been doing "pigtail braid-outs" (yes, that's what I call it... LOL) on my hair for years now. It's an easy "go-to" hair style that can be achieved overnight with great definition for any occasion. Usually braid-outs are done on wet/damp hair; however, this style can be achieved on dry unwashed hair - so convenient! I love how defined my waves are and this style lasts all day long! Below you'll see my steps to achieving this look.
Not in picture (optional): Alcohol-free Gel to prevent frizz and extra definition (I like to use Fantasia IC Gel or Aloe Vera Gel)
I start off with thoroughly combed moisturized hair. Hydrating my hair first, will ensure that it remains moist during the style. I part my hair down the middle, with my fingers or my comb.
I begin to braid one section at a time. I braid each section hair firmly to increase wave definition.
I secure the end of my braid with a ponytail holder. This will prevent the braid from unravelling.
Braid #1 complete. I continue the same steps on the opposite side and secure the braid with a ponytail holder.
Braid #2 complete!
At this point I'll put on my satin bonnet and head to bed. I typically pin up my ends with 2 bobby pins so that they are not hanging down in my bonnet, just a personal preference. That's it! In the morning I unravel each braid with a little bit of oil on my finger tips (you can use serum as well) to prevent frizz. I carefully separate each braid, fluff it out and go!