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I used hair grease as a sealant for a braid out and had a bad turnout.
Sometimes it feels customary for content creators such as myself to always have outcomes for hairstyles that always look amazing. The reality is sometimes we have not so great hair days.
In this video I have attempted to use hair grease, an old school favorite, to create a defined braid out and I had a natural hair fail.
ALRIGHT, I GOT PLAYED
The great news about sharing a not-so-great outcome is it gives everyone the opportunity to share their best practices with the community.
Here are some of the most helpful tips I received in the comments.
- Begin with slightly damp hair instead of wet hair
- Start with blowdried hair
- Make larger braids
- Do four large cornrows instead
- Do a twaid-out instead. Braid the roots and twist the ends.
- Try light weight products so get more fullness
- Make neat parting sections
Not bad, huh? I’ll definitely incorporate these tips the next time I try this.
Note to the wise:
Many Hair Greases contain mineral oil and petrolatum that can be difficult to remove from the hair and may clog pores of the scalp. If you would like to use hair grease, I recommend using a sulfate shampoo on wash day. Sodium laurel sulfate shampoos are strong enough to properly cleanse the hair of these ingredients. If using sulfate shampoo isn’t ideal for you, limit the use of hair grease to the amount of times you are willing to use a sulfate shampoo.
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