How To: Braid Out with Pigtail Braids

Thursday, 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.

Tools:

Not in picture (optional): Alcohol-free Gel to prevent frizz and extra definition (I like to use Fantasia IC Gel or Aloe Vera Gel)

 Steps:

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!

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10 comments

  1. what moisturizer and oil did u use?Was this done on unwash,damp or wet hair. This is beautiful and time saving.
    Thank you.

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    1. To achieve this look I used Kurlee Belle Curl Defining Cream and sealed with Olive Oil. I'm still testing out their products so I used it to style my hair. Typically, I would use Scurl No Drip Activator and Olive oil to seal. I did these braids on dry unwashed hair :) Thanks hun for the compliment!!

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  2. Did u do this style ond dry hair? what moisturizer and oil did u use?

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    1. I did this style on dry hair. I typically use Scurl No Drip Activator to style my hair and seal with Olive oil (in pic above).

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  3. Thanks for the turorial! it seems like every style fit you. Sorry I'm out of topic BUT: what is the lipstick/gloss you are rocking on the first picture. I need it, it's too gorgeous! such a babe with it ;). Thanks

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    1. Awww thanks hun! The red lip gloss is from Sephora...no particular brand..just Sephora! Thanks luv :)

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  4. I love it! You look great. Thanks for the tutorial. I can't remember the last time I did a braid out but I will be doing one soon thanks to you =)

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    1. Thanks Missy Renea!! I'm glad this tutorial was helpful. Braid outs are so easy, I just adore them! Enjoy :)

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  5. Miss you on YouTube :'(
    I really would like to see your 2 flexi rod demo along with this one

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    1. Awww shucks! I know..I've been MIA on YT for a while. I'll be back shortly :) Thanks for the tips!

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