Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hair Success! How to Accomplish a Simple Braid Out

     Hey y'all! This is me...on a REALLLY good hair day! How did I achieve this hair day? Very simply! In fact, it was probably the most simple hair experience I have ever had!

     I have approximately 4A hair. It's pretty coarse, but it's not every thick (that will make sense to some). My hair gets very dry and tangles easily, so I usually struggle for hours to detangle it before I wash it!

This time I skipped the pre-wash, detangling, and shampoo all together!  Here's what you'll need:

  1. Before hopping in the shower, fill your empty bottle 1/3 of the way with your apple cider vinegar. Once in the shower, fill the bottle the rest of the way with the warm shower water, then proceed to pour the mixture over your hair, close to the scalp. The plus to having a product bottle is that you can squeeze the mixture over the hair slowly, thus making it easier to cover the whole head without pouring it into one place.
  2. After you've poured the entire mixture on your hair, begin massaging the mixture into your hair, and carefully running your fingers through your hair. Do this for about 10 minutes, or until you can easily run your fingers through your hair.
  3. At this point you can either rinse out the apple cider vinegar, or put your conditioner directly on top of it! Just fill your palm with some conditioner, and apply it to your ends. Comb your fingers through the ends, distributing it thoroughly. Let the conditioner stay in your hair for about 10 minutes, or however long it takes to finish washing the rest of your body. At the end of your shower, rinse your hair thoroughly, then wrap it up in a T-Shirt to dry.
  4. Once hair is no longer dripping, but still damp, section the hair off into six sections. Take one section, put on some aloe vera gel then some jojoba oil, then proceed to braid. Repeat until all 6 sections are braided. Leave your hair in this style overnight, and wear a satin cap while you sleep.
  5. In the morning (or whenever you're ready) oil your hands with jojoba, and begin to gently take out your braids. After all the braids are out, work your oiled hands through your hair until you achieve the desired volume. And voila, you've got a gorgeous, and easy, braid-out do!

     The biggest trick to all of this is to make sure you use a mild washing agent, lots of moisture, and only manipulate damp hair. That's what I've found works for me, and I hope it'll will work for you too!


  1. Your hair looks so cute! I just started doing the ACV/ Baking Soda technique with my hair but I'm going to try this with a little adjustment.

    1. Nice! I need to try baking soda with the ACV when I want a deeper cleanse. But I'm definitely done with shampoos of all kinds. They just turn my hair into a rat's nest! Ain't nobody got time fo that!