Over many decades, different types of braids have helped many to protect their hair and stay gorgeous. You may have tried the 90s' box braids, jumbo braids, micro braids, and cornrows. You may have also come across braids with various colors and patterns, faux loc braids, and fishtail braids.
Recently, an exciting new braids style was introduced, and it is fast becoming top of the scene, essentially getting rid of the knots in the position between the area where the weaves locked to the hair strands, giving the hairstyle the trending name "Knotless braids". The style is very beautiful and appears very natural on the head. This classic braid is a protective style that will give your hair a unique break. Here is what the braid entails, and care tips when wearing them.
What Are Knotless Braids?
Knotless braids are still box braids but with a different installation method. Normally, box braids are done, using traditional methods that are often accompanied by pain at the installation root. On the other slide, knotless braids are not installed directly at the hair root, and they do not cause any form of pain.
Even though they are finished as the regular box braids, where hairstylists start the braids by knotting hair extensions into segmented hair strands and holding them tightly and firmly at the scalp, knotless braids are started with the natural hair, and hair extensions are only introduced as you braid further. This method is the best way to protect your hair and edges. Knotless braids exert little or no strain on the scalp and hairline, it also has natural finishing that is very attractive to behold.
What Care Tips are Involved in Wearing Knotless Braids?
1. Moisturize Braids at Consistent Intervals
Before and after installation of knotless braids must include moisturizing your hair. It is essential to get rid of buildup from the scalp as doing this can leave your hair flourishing under the braids due to moisture. Use a buildup-removing agent to give your hair a thorough cleaning. It is recommended to use a lightweight hair shampoo so that the volume of your braid style will not be reduced after washing. Use products that contain hydrating elements and those that reduce hair breakage.
Another way to keep your knotless braids moisturized is by dropping organic olive oil, coconut oil, and other hydrating oils in the hair. Oil in your hair will keep your scalp dandruff-free. However, wash your braided hair once every week to remove excess oil. Also, when washing braids, ensure you wash hair gently to avoid weakening it at the root.
2. Do Not Leave Braids Past The Normal Limit
Many people overuse their Knotless braids and they not only begin to lose their beautiful appearance but can cause harm to their hair. Protective hairstyles are meant to be worn for as long as 4-6 weeks. Anything longer than this required time can have a bad effect on your hair underneath the braids.
If you wear your knotless braids for two months or more, the hair may not be clogged at the root like the regular braids, but it will look outgrown and unkempt. Overdue hair