How to do Knotless Braids
Knotless braids are a traditional three-strand braid with a beneficial twist. Learn easy steps here to do Knotless braids on yourself.
- 10 March 2021,
- 4:22 PM
How to do Knotless Braids on Yourself - Step by Step Guide
Step 1: Grab a rat-tail comb
Get a rat-tail comb handy, but always keep in mind to try this hair on thoroughly washed, detangled, and blow-dried hair. Use the comb to part your hair in any shape you want. The comb will help you create sleek and sharp partings.
Step 2: Style your extensions
You can also add extensions to increase the length and volume of hair. A small amount of hair can be added when you start plaiting the braid, rather than adding the hair where your original hair ends.
Step 3: Start braiding
Always start from one side of the head. Part the hair in three strands and start by passing the outside strand across the center followed by passing the other one across the center. This process is repeated until you reach the end of the hair.
Step 4: Plait from root to tip
Select the shape you want to create whether triangle or square and then take roughly one-inch-thick hair using a rat-tail comb and start plaiting from the root to tip.
Step 5: Repeat the process
You must follow all the above mentioned steps for the creation of similar plaits from one side of the head and continue to the other side.
Step 6: Dip the ends in hot water
You can dip the ends of the braids in hot water to seal the ends. You can remove excess water using a towel. This process is optional.
Step 7: Style your edges
You can also trim the edges if you like. Although it may seem an insignificant point, but edge styling can give beautiful results to the knotless braids. These styles of braids are well known for their good comfort and ease on your hairline.
Step 8: Use a holding spray
You can avoid unraveling by applying a holding spray. This helps in making sure that these braids put less tension as well as stress on your hair and scalp. Further, these look more lighter and nearly natural looking braids.
Step 9: To get your braids to last
This hairstyle can last and look good for weeks if you maintain it properly. Moisturize hair and scalp by applying hair oil once every week. Wear a scarf before going to bed.
Step 10: You’re done!
You have now mastered styling your hair in knotless braids.
What are knotless braids?
Knotless braids are three-strands brains all over the head. The hair is partitioned in a triangle or square-shaped and plaited from the root to the tip. Women can use extensions while making knotless braids. Women can either take a professionals’ help or can try themselves adding small amounts of hair extensions to their natural hair as they go forward. The braids will not feel tight and heavy on the scalp. Unlike other braids, knotless braids prevent hair breakage.
Take Care of knotless braids
Moisturizing your hair and scalp is a foremost step in the process of taking good care of your knotless braids. You can even use a good leave-in-conditioner that will also hydrate hair and make braids silky and smooth. Cleaning the scalp at least once a week is highly recommended.
Knotless Braids and Box Braids Difference
Knotless braids and box braids are similar for some people until they are informed of the major difference between the two. You cannot differentiate the two by their sizes and lengths. When it comes to knotless braids, you cannot tell where the extensions are added, as the braids look like they are growing from the scalp, whereas you can see the extensions and original hair clearly in box braids. Now try the knotless braids and feel free to try out any styling possible.