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Hair braiding has a long history, dating back at least 5000 years. It has been a big part of many cultures all around the world including Africa, Asia, the Americas, Egypt and even Europe. For instance, in Africa hair braiding can be traced back as far as 3500 B.C. There it was a social event among women. In Europe during the renaissance, the France braiding was used to keep the hair as clean as possible as it wasn’t always an option to bathe as often as you might wish. Aztec women, in the Americas, would take narrow strips of colorful cloth and braid them into their hair then winding the braids around their head. In Egypt, hair braiding was practiced on wigs that Egyptian royalty wore.
There is a great variety of braids and braids styles. Having your hair braided can help your hair look amazing, you can easily change your hair style and be different every day. It also protects your hair because it helps prevent split ends. If you decide to braid your hair on a regular basis, you give it a beneficial break from the daily washing that can be harmful to your hair. For the best results you can visit our hair salon for consultation.
Braiding doesn’t eliminate the need to wash your hair. You should wash your hair regularly when you have braids. Bare in mind that braids don’t have to be tight to be effective. If your braids are too tight it could damage the hair, breaking it and pulling the hair follicle.
Hair braiding has long been a tradition in the Black community as well as a bonding experience between mothers, sisters and cousins. Braiding takes times and it often hurts, but the end result is worth it. African braiding styles are very unique and creative. They can be styled in varies ways, you can experiment with different colors with out the commitment of dying your own hair. Braids can be styled with headbands, barrettes, turbans and so on.
Micro braids can be done with either synthetic or human hair. They are done very tiny and closely, this style can be worn for spefici functions such as weddings, promo. they take longer to finish up to 12 hours. the finished look is very net, hardly can be seen as braids as they are less visible.
Box Hair Braiding
Box hair braiding can be done long to short in variety of coloured extensions.
Hair Corn Rows
This style is done by braiding hair closer to clients scalp, can be done with hair from 5cm long or longer. They last according to clients own texture, the coarser the hair the longer it would last. Cornrows can be worn with men, women, and children. The cornrow braids are the best style to add as in hair Updo or just glamorising your looks. They take between 10mins to 3hrs depending on how complicated you want them to turn into.