Ensure that your hair is clean, dry, and well-conditioned before installing the braids. It's best to wash and deep condition your natural hair before starting the process.
2. CREATE A SOLID FOUNDATION
Depending on your preference and the style you want to achieve, you can either braid your natural hair into cornrows or create a flat base by wrapping it against your head. This foundation will provide a stable surface for attaching the pre-stretched braids.
3. SEPARATE THE PRE-STRETCHED BRAIDS
Separate the braids and have them ready for installation. You can choose the length and thickness of the braids according to your desired style.
4. ATTACH THE BRAIDS
Take one section of the pre-stretched braid and fold it in half, creating a loop at the top. Place the loop of the braid over the base of the cornrow or wrapped hair. Use a crochet needle to pull the loose ends of the braid through the loop and secure it by pulling it tightly. This will attach the braid to the base.
5. CONTINUE THE PROCESS Move along the cornrow or base, attaching the pre-stretched braids one by one using the same looping and crocheting technique. Ensure that the braids are evenly spaced and securely attached to the foundation.
6. BLEND AND STYLE
Once all the braids are attached, you can blend them with your natural hair by using a comb or your fingers. Style the braids as desired, such as creating updos, ponytails, or leaving them loose.
7. TRIM IF NECESSARY
If the braids are longer than desired, you can trim them to your preferred length. Be careful when trimming to avoid cutting your natural hair.