Look of the Month
Stylist Lynette “Pinkie” Jackson, of Prosperity Hair & Beauty Salon in Laurel, MD, demonstrates how to create these perfect plaits…
Keeping each strand a little bit smaller than a pencil, Jackson began at the tip of the crown and braided tresses from ear to ear. A mixture of shades in numbers 4, 30 and 33 hair extensions were blended in with Natural hair.
It’s important to make sure you braid all tresses halfway down until it’s beyond the Natural hair. To close the ends and prevent unraveling, apply a dot of nail glue to the extensions, advises Jackson.
Once the entire crown is braided, take two sections of the hair from the top of the crown and twist them toward the center. Pin down the hair with bobby pins, when add a little mousse on the strands to define the wave of the hair.
Step 4: Finish
To keep this micro braided mane looking good as long as possible, make sure to wrap up hair nightly. It’s also important not to pull the hair too tightly when it’s in a ponytail because it may cause breakage.
STAR STYLE INSPIRATION
Known for her Natural flare and musical talent, this South African songstress has a preference when it comes to her coif. “I keep my hair short, Natural and neat because it’s a great get-up-and-go hairstyle,” says Lira. She recommends using a combination of gel and moisturizing spray to make hair soft without getting it too oily. “My hair is very thick, but it’s also soft because I moisturize it by shampooing once a week and doing a deep conditioner once a month.”