Hair texture is the measure of the circumference of the hair strand itself. Professionals classify the texture of hair as being "coarse", "fine", or "medium". Coarse hair has the largest circumference, and fine hair has the smallest.
There are two types of natural hair: virgin and chemical natural hair. Hair has a bond of hydrogen, disulfide and salt. Virgin natural hair is the hair that is NOT chemically or heat processed and has the bond of all three at 100%. Chemical natural hair is hair that is relaxed, textured or pressed to take one or two out of the bond for straightening.
All hair braiding styles are protective for either VIRGIN NATURAL or CHEMICAL NATURAL hair. Choosing protective braiding style that is best suited for individual person’s hair should be consider hair Texture, Elasticity, Porosity and Density, as well as choosing the right HAIR BRAIDER with proper technique or BRADING SALON to go to, result in about 80% of protective hair style and 20% of the person’s home care and maintenance.
Single/individual braids are sub sectioning of your hair braided individually with or without an extension, made from either natural hair or synthetic hair. Example: 3 strand braids (Box braids, plaits), 2 strand Braids(Twist). It can be done with commercial Synthetic or Human hair OR Blend.
Invisible braids (also called pick and drop) are teeny tiny braids that almost appear to be strands of hair rather than braids. Invisible braids are braided no longer than an inch or inch and half. Invisible braids are smaller than micro braids. They are difficult to recognize as braids when properly done, unless a person examines the hair closely.
It can be done with commercial Synthetic or Human hair OR Blend.
Micro braids are tiny, classic braids that are individually or cornrowed into hair with or without (commercial hair) extensions, and generally last for several months. It can be done on nearly any hairstyle with commercial Synthetic or Human hair OR Blend.
Cornrow braids, also called cane rows by African Caribbeans, are traditional African ancient hairstyle of hair braided very close to the scalp with or with extensions. Example: Ghana Braids, Banana Braids, Feed in corn rows. It can be done with commercial Synthetic or Human hair OR Human Synthetic Blend.
A sew-in weave is a type of hair extension that is typically done either with synthetic or human hair on a weft is sewn onto small, tightly woven braids against the scalp to add length, help improve natural virgin hair growth.
African Queen braids are also called Tree braids, that result in braids with a sew-in look. It is the best protective hairstyle for preventing your natural hair from both chemical and heat damage but still gives you sew-in weave look. It can be worn every day and for special occasions. There are two kinds of tree braids. There are two types cornrow tree braids and the individual tree braids. It can be done with commercial Synthetic or Human hair OR HumanSynthetic Blend.
Crochet braiding is adding pieces of commercial hair (extensions) to a person’s hair with use of crocheting method. With sew-in weave, the basis of the method is first cornrowing one’s hair then applying the commercial weft extensions to the cornrows by sewing with thread and needle. And instead of being sewn in, crochet hair is kind of looped under the cornrows with a crochet needle and secured with a knot.
Zip braids is a 3 strand braiding technique that is used to create a zipper look braid. Zip braids are great for improving growth or achieving a short look braiding style on a longer natural hair.
Coil braids are done using 2 strand braids technique to achieve a short, healthy, protective braiding style that improve growth.
We specialize in Hair Loss Care, Laser hair treatment, Natural hair care, Hair and Scalp care treatments, Hair Extensions/ Braiding services, Chemical Services (Relaxer, Coloring), Haircuts, Natural Mani and Pedi Cure, Eyebrows and Eyelash services.
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Braids' sizes appear different in a picture than in person. One thing to keep in mind is braids' lengths vary by individuals and their height.