Many African American women like the simplicity and versatility of goddess braids. These braids styles can lend themselves to a number of occasions, from a formal affair to a family reunion. For those who are always looking for a beautiful way to style their hair, goddess braids are an excellent option.
What are Goddess Braids?
Simply put, goddess braids are large inverted braids that lay flat to the scalp. These braids can be fashioned in a variety of patterns. Those who want a simplistic look can opt to have only two braids originating from the front of their hair. It is recommended that if you truly want to become a pro at doing this hairstyle, you should already have a good working knowledge of how to do cornrows and add-in extensions.
Types of Hair To Use
Rest assured ladies, goddess braids can be done with your natural hair! However, if you want full braids, you can choose to use extensions also. It’s recommended that before you start to do your braids, you will want to deep condition your hair so that you won’t experience any breakage while you are styling your hair. If you are using extensions, I recommend using synthetic kanekalon braiding hair. This hair is the best choice because it is light weight, the fibers lock into place and doesn’t require any extra prep work before you begin braiding. How much hair you need will depend on how full you want your braids, how intricate of a design you want, and how thick your natural hair is.
How Long Should I Keep Goddess Braids in?
Many black women love goddess braids hairstyles because are incredibly easy to maintain. With the proper maintenance, your style can look fantastic for as long as six weeks—sometimes more depending how the braids were done. In order to preserve your fresh style, you will want wrap your hair with a silk or satin scarf every night before bed. It’s recommended that every other day, you apply a light oil sheen on your hair.
How To Do Goddess Braids
Want to learn how to do Goddess braids yourself? Well, we have simple to follow, step-by-step instructions below on how to do your own GB, how to style and maintain them. Tutorials are in the form of text, image and videos! Enjoy and pass it on. You can save the instructions as an image by simply right click and Save As!
Goddess Braids With Kanekalon Hair Weave Extensions Video
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Goddess Braids With Your Natural Hair Video
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Goddess Braids on Short Natural Hair
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How to Style My Goddess Braids?
The most common style of goddess braids begin with sectioning your hair into two parts, usually off center. Then you will want to braid each section of the hair very close to your hair line. These two braids will connect in the back to create a “halo” or the “milk maid” effect. Of course, if you want a more intricate style, you can add more braids into the mix and wrap the ends into a bun or leave them down. Some women prefer the simplistic look of just two braids, but there is no limit to how many braids you can have.
With the proper care, maintenance and patience, goddess braids can last a long time. This is one hair style that can be worn for any occasion and it will never go out of style. Just make sure that if you are going to put your hair in this style, you deep condition your hair prior to braiding. Oh and to ensure you have the best results, you want to incorporate 100% synthetic kanekalon hair. Now go out there and be beautiful!
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