Now, usually when I’m going for my style I’m putting about 3-5 products in my hair which sometimes can be time consuming. As I’m winding down on my hair products and find most of my favorites are becoming empty I had no choice but to go to Sally’s Beauty Supply to at least get something for less than $20.00. I wasn’t trying to spend a lot but trying to get a bomb braid out that can last me a couple of days until I decide to braid my hair again. I did a little youtube research to find some simple products that can give me exactly what I’m looking for and that’s when I came across Lotta Body Moisturize Me Curly & Style Milk and Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curl Creme. I know I might be late on this one with the products and this is all my fault. Prior to trying these products, I was a little against products that worked for relaxed and natural hair and assumed that it just wouldn’t work for me. I was wrong. The best part is the two products are less than $10.00 so helped a naturalista out on a budget. I made sure my hair was freshly washed and detangled. Yes, I actually brushed my hair and not my usual finger detangle that just wasn’t working for this kind of style. I notice when I detangled I got a better result. If you need more tips on the best way to detangle you can check it out here. Ok, now let’s get into how I got this braid out done shall we?
1) Once my hair is washed and detangled you can begin to section of your hair in four sections. Make sure to make the part where you would like it before starting to braid. I’m a side part kind of girl so I made sure to make my part exactly how I want to wear my hair when it’s out.
2) Next take one section and begin to put Lotta body leave in all throughout the section and you will instantly begin to feel the moisture. Side note: Make sure the hair is a little damp so you lock in that moisture.
3) Afterwards, you can begin to make 2-3 braids within each section. Prior, to braiding that’s when I add the Cantu Coconut Curl Creme for added moisture all throughout the smaller sections. I made sure to focus on the ends since that’s the driest part of my hair.
4) Once finished I placed an orange perm rod to curl the ends to give me a nice curl when I took it out. Make sure to do steps 2-4 all throughout the hair. You should end up between 8-12 braids.
5) Once finished place your satin bonnet and let your hair dry overnight.
6) When taking my hair out, I took a little of coconut curl creme to begin the unraveling process. Once all the braids were out begin to separate you hair carefully to reduce frizz.
7) If you want added volume, the good ol afro pick always does the trick which I talk about more here.
Now you have a fly braid out on a budget with shine and moisture. What are your favorite products to use on your braid out?