What are braids?
Braids have a beautiful history in African culture that dates back many centuries.
Put simply, braids are a type of hair style in which your hair is woven together. While braids date back many, many years, they have greatly evolved.
Today, there are many styles of braids that you can wear. For example, you could wear knotless braids, Fulani braids, coil braids, lemonade braids, bob braids, and crochet braids, to name a few.
One of the great things that I love about braids is that they are a protective style. This means that when installed properly, they can reduce manipulation and tension on your hair to prevent it from breaking.
But if you don’t prepare your hair properly, you won’t be able to get the full benefits from braids.
Here are four tips for how to prepare your hair for braids.