It takes between 4 and 8 hours to have braids professionally done, and it takes 8 to 10 hours if a beginner is doing the braids. The desired size and length of the braids also has an effect on how long it takes to get braids.Continue Reading
Box braids can reduce the time to get braids slightly. Box braids can be done in as a little as 3 hours, depending on the amount of natural hair and the skill of the person doing the braids.
With practice, the person doing the braiding gets faster. A new braider will also have more trouble maintaining a consistent braid size and shape.Learn more about Hairstyles
Dread locks can be started with braids. The braided hair will be trimmed away as the dreads grow longer.The braids can be palm-rolled to look like locks, while the new growth is twisted into locks.Full Answer >
When crochet braiding natural hair, first place the hair against the scalp into flat cornrows that mimic the desired style of the braids. Open the package of natural hair to be braided, and cut it to twice the appropriate length. Use a crochet latch hook with an open latch, and slide it underneath one of the cornrows. Fold the packaged hair in half, and insert it into the hook at its middle point. Close the latch hook before proceeding.Full Answer >
Different types of African braids for short hair include, braids with curls, the sexy mohawk, showy diagonal braids, braids and waves, and more of a color theme. These braids are ideal for short hair.Full Answer >
To make Dookie braids, also called box braids, divide the hair into four sections, clip three of them, and fill the fourth section with tiny braids from the roots to the tips. Secure the braids with rubber bands, and repeat with the remaining sections. This two-hour procedure requires rubber bands, a styling comb and hair clips.Full Answer >