While I was transitioning, flat braid outs were my go-to hairstyle! Braid outs really define your curls, are quick and easy to achieve, and you can wear your braids as a cute protective style.
How to braid out:
To achieve this look I started on freshly washed, deep conditioned, and detangled hair. I’m sure by now if you’ve been following me you know my go-to products. First and foremost… H2O. Then I use a leave-in conditioner (my favorite is Shea Moisture’s Jamaican black castor oil), an oil (my go-to is olive oil), a cream (my tried-and-true is Shea Moisture’s curl enhancing smoothie), last but not least a get and I use the olive oil Eco-Styler gel.
I section my hair down the middle and then take half of that section to create four french braids. I add all my products to one section and begin to braid straight back. After all four sections are braided I let my hair air dry. Usually, I stretch this hairstyle out for a few days before I take my braids out. As you can see in the video, I add cute accessories to rock my braids for a couple of days. Now, on day three or four I’m ready to take my braids down for a bomb braid out.
I cover my hands in argan oil and begin to take down my braids. After all the braids are out, I flip my hair over and starts to fluff in separate. I did not use a pic because I didn’t want my hair too big for this hairstyle. So it really just depends on how I feel that day and how much volume I want. I use my fingers to fluff out from the roots and remove any of my parts.
Now you’re done. Sometimes, when I’m feeling fancy, I like to add cute accessories. So for this style instead of racking my normal side part, I wore my hair half-ish and up half down adding a cute ponytail cuff that I got right off of Amazon to my ponytail.
Meet me in the comments and let me know if you’ve tried this style. Can’t wait to see you in the next one. Make sure you follow my hair journey by subscribing to my YouTube channel and follow me on Instagram.
Love, Mommy Mykal