If you’re looking to do something different with your natural hair or you’re thinking about trying out an entirely new hairstyle, one option that you may want to consider trying is wearing a knotless braid wig. In order to get the perfect knotless braid wig, however, there are several steps that you should follow in order to get it right the first time around, and they’re all outlined below.
Step 1: Shampoo Your Hair
If you wear your hair in a natural braid or twist, it’s important to wash your hair at least once every two weeks. You may need to shampoo more often if you have curly or chemically treated hair. Be sure not use hot water while washing as this can damage your tresses and disrupt your curl pattern. Wash with cold water, massage into scalp and rinse thoroughly. Shampoo will strip away oils that are healthy for your scalp, so use a conditioning product afterwards instead of shampoo for extra shine and protection.
Step 2: Deep Condition Your Hair
When it comes to getting knots out of your hair, there’s nothing more satisfying than a braided knotless braid. Hair extensions in general can have an impact on your natural hair, but knotless braids are made for a seamless and comfortable experience. Preparing for a knotless braid is easy when you start with quality, healthy hair. The first step is deep conditioning to get as much moisture into your hair as possible. Once you’ve done that, apply a moisturizing cream to your hands and run them through dry strands of wet hair before moving on. Keep slathering the creamy goodness on until all the dry patches have been eliminated and the texture feels soft instead of dry.
Step 3: Blow Dry Your Hair
To get your hair to be as straight as possible and reduce the amount of time you spend at the end brushing out the braid, apply a heat protectant before blow drying. Smooth it down with a round brush so that there are no kinks or knots in your hair before braiding it. Let it cool for about 10 minutes so that it holds its shape better, then pull your braid apart gently so that each individual strand is loose and not stuck together with bobby pins. Finish by brushing it out thoroughly with a gentle bristled brush and then re-straightening if needed.
Step 4: Section Off Your Hair
-Section off your hair into four sections, two at the top of your head and two at the back. You may want to enlist a friend for this next step. You may want to enlist a friend for this next step. You may want to enlist a friend for this next step. You may want to enlist a friend for this next step. -Twist the right section over and start braiding in small braids that follow your natural hair line until you reach your nape.-twist the left section over and start braiding in small braids that follow your natural hair line until you reach your nape.-wrap each braid around its respective ponytail so it’s tucked inside.
Step 5: Organize Each Section By Width
To begin a knotless braids, take an inch of hair from each section. Starting at the top of your head, place one bundle on either side of your head and cross them over one another before twisting them together in a loose braid. Continue twisting and crossing over your hair as you near the end until you can tie them together with an elastic band or cotton thread.
Step 6: Do A Single Braid On Each Section Of Hair
The final step is to do a single braid on each section of hair. If you started with 3 sections, now you should have 6 braids in total: two for the front and four for the back. This technique makes it easier for you to go around your head and secure all of your hair in place. Once it’s secure, give yourself a cute little double-sided bow and you’re done!
The double-sided bow may seem simple, but when styling this type of knotless braid wig there are other tricks that can make your day easier. You may find that if you use a rubber band before making any braids, it will hold them better and prevent any slipping during the process.
Step 7: Prepare The Ends Of Each Section With The Heat Protectant Spray Before Crossing Over Into Another Braid
After you have finished braids and smoothed out any flyaways, finish by spraying with a heat protectant spray. The protectant will help to seal in moisture and protect against humidity, so your hair won’t tangle as easily. It’s also important to use a heat protectant spray before using curling or flat irons on natural hair, because it helps prevent breakage.
Step 8: Secure All Knots With A Clear Elastic Band, Then Use Hairspray
Keep your wig in style with the latest trends and add some length. Start by adding a new layer of hair extensions that is full and long, then braid it right at the top until you reach an inch below where you want your knotless braid. Now, take a clear elastic band or twist it in your hand with one hand while holding onto the other side of the elastic band. Secure it around all knots like a rubber band before securing it again at the back of your head with your fingers while twisting it together again. Finally, spray on hairspray to keep flyaways under control or use hairspray as a temporary solution if you don’t have time for touch ups.