Invisible braids are a type of hair braids that are so tiny that they actually appear to be hair strands instead of braids. It is hard for people to notice these braids unless they examine the hair closely.
Hairstylists braid human or synthetic hair tightly onto hair roots for about an inch and leave what remains of the braids to hang free on the ends. The process of braiding hair in this way takes about five hours or more depending on the fullness and length of the hair.
These braids work efficiently with shorter hair because there is the possibility of damage taking place on longer hair. It can break at the points where invisible braids end but this does not happen to short hair since a large amount of the real hair usually is under the braids. They are also useful for keeping short hair neat and healthy as it grows out.
When thinking about using these braids, it is important to consider their colors and textures so that they will match with the hair texture and color of the person using them. Some African American hair is naturally curly and in such a situation, the human or synthetic hair that a person chooses to use for this type of braids should be curly. This will prevent cases of hair breakage when styling hair.
When choosing synthetic or human hair colors to use, one can use those with slightly lightened colors in order to add some highlights to one’s natural hair.
The cost of the human or synthetic hair that one can use to form invisible braids depends on quality. Some brands cost twenty-five dollars, whereas others cost fifty dollars and above.
Great Ideas of Invisible Braids Hairstyles
The neatness of the hair styles made using these braids depend on the skill of the hair stylist in parting the natural hair, braiding it and mixing it with the hair bought at stores. For this reason, getting a relaxer before having this style done is not necessary.
When completed in a salon, this style is expensive since it takes a considerable amount of time and one should expect to pay more than a hundred dollars to get the style done. A cheaper option of having this hairstyle done is to search for hair braiders who work in other places other than salons.
It is possible to find skilled braiders who work in their homes and charge less. The main point to note is that such hair braiders should have adequate experience with doing invisible braids so they will be able to braid the hair in an attractive, professional way.
Once complete, the braids can stay in one’s hair for a long time. Taking care of braided hair properly will ensure that the style remains attractive. The main thing to avoid is over washing it because the braids can loosen and become unsightly. The use of conditioners and shampoo should be only once a week and if one finds it necessary to use a conditioner on the hair, a good option would be to spray a mix coconut oil and water onto it.