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Yarn Braids Styles – Are They Right for You? How To Do, Tips, Pictures

yarn braids styles

We live in a world and age where every woman wants to be unique and to set her apart from the women around. One of the best ways to do that is by using yarn braids. If you haven’t heard about this styling option before, you are probably either Caucasian or Asian. However, if you live in the United States or in Africa, you have probably noticed many African-American or black women boasting with their unique hairstyle.

What are Yarn Braids?

Yarn braids are considered temporary hair extensions that one can add to her hair. The yarn can resemble the original hair in color or have a more funky/fashionable appearance. Even if yarn braids have been around for a very long time, their popularity has just recently reached the climax. The braids are similar to poetic justice braids but doesn’t have the length.

If you have beautiful natural hair and you are interested in protecting it during the cold months in late fall, winter and early spring, then yarn braids may be an excellent choice for you. In addition to being quite inexpensive, this braiding style have become a fashion statement. On top of all, they are simply great at keeping moisture in your hair, keeping your hair safe from breakage.

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Types of Hair To Use For Yarn Braids

Yarn are good for almost all types of hair, least long and curly hair. The longer your hair is, the more time you will spend braiding it. If you have non-textured hair, braiding your hair might not be such a smart choice, as it might not last as long. However, as long as you cut your hair short, you can try them.

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How Long to Keep Yarn Braids in?

Most women keep their yarn braids in for up to 5 weeks. However, some reported experiencing itches after only two weeks. If you try to keep them more than 5 weeks, you either get a lot of build-up or your hair gets quite frizzy.

When wearing the braids, you should wash your hair regularly, once a week. Wearing yarn on your head is like wearing the same t-shirt day after day. Hence, you need to remember that yarn is a material and you have to wash it in order for it not to stink or become coarse.

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How To Do Yarn Braids

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How to Style Yarn Braids

A huge benefit of wearing yarn is that you can choose between a wide variety of styles. Some of the most famous styles are:

1. Chunky Twist Out: detangle your hair using a wide tooth comb and separate each twist using almond oil. Your hair will definitely get frizzy after you spend a few minutes outside.

2. Spiral & Flexi Rods: also called the “mount Everest hairstyle” or the “Curly fro T n C”, this hairstyle is quite unique. After you wash your hair, apply some conditioner and some curl soothing cream. Next, grab some perm and flexi rods and unravel each plait. Start doing medium sized flat twists in the front of your head and other two above each ear.

3. Johnny Bravo Pompadour & Flat Spiral Twist Out: these are other two famous hairstyles you should try out.

Yarn Braids Styling Videos

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Yarn braids hairstyles are definitely en vogue, especially as yarn braids can retain a lot of moisture for a long period of time. Additionally, yarn is quite gentle on your hair, hugging your strands much better than hair.

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