View Full Version : Braid Waves - help?

July 18th, 2010, 09:25 AM
I love the look of braid waves on hair, and routinely french braid my damp hair at night after a shower to wake up to the waves. It looks really nice all the way down - until the ends, which are kind of kinky/poofy and stick out in random directions. This look really takes away from the nice, uniform waves in the rest of it. Any suggestions/tips to avoid this?

July 18th, 2010, 10:12 AM
Watch this. It's Torrin's tutorial on how to take care of those scraggly ends:

July 18th, 2010, 10:54 AM
Oh wow.. that's an awesome video! I love my braidwaves too, but never rock them outside the bathroom for this reason. I'll have to try this. =O I have soft curlers and that paper is cheap, she said. Niiiiice. Thanks for posting that vid!

July 18th, 2010, 11:15 AM
I oil my ends a little before brading. that way they come out nice and silky.

July 18th, 2010, 11:27 AM
Plus you can braid all the way to the end, wrap a strip of wet ribbon around the ends, and put a small hair-tie over that. Then the braid waves will continue evenly all the way down.

July 19th, 2010, 05:38 AM
Oooo I'm going to have to try this! The ends have bothered me a little too.

July 19th, 2010, 06:14 AM
I have been using Torrin's method with great success. I love it!