If you have braiding basics down, but still haven’t quite mastered getting the right grip to apply your skills to braid extensions, the rubberband method may be for you. It allows you to have that tight neat look and while you are braiding you don’t have to worry about other sections getting in your way and messing up your parts. Here’s what you need to do to use this method:
#1 Stretch your hair before styling
#2 Use a good gel or pomade
Gel or a pomade will give your roots a good hold and that smooth look.
#3 Section your hair and secure
Section your hair into as many parts as you would like and secure the sections at the root with a rubberband.
#4 Begin braiding
Add the extension hair to each section until your whole head is complete.
When it’s time to remove your braids keep this in mind!
Rubberbands can be damaging to the hair, especially if you pull them through your hair. To remove the rubberbands without the risk of damage lift the rubberband up with a bobby pin or the end of a rat tail comb, then take some scissors and cut the rubberband off. Take your time throughout the removal process and do it on a day where you don’t have to rush.
Your hair is a fiber which can be either damaged or preserved, and once you damage it that’s that. So be patient when it’s time to take out those braids.