Essential on social networks such as Instagram and Pinterest, the Bob braids is more trendy than ever. And for good reason, protective and particularly stylish, these short braids styled in a square are not lacking in assets. We try without hesitation!
Bob braids, what is it?
The Bob braids is a square of short more or less thick braids made on the basis of natural lengths or extensions. Not necessarily pressed against the skull, they tend to wear loose.
Everyone can afford to wear the Bob braids. Frizzy hair of course, but also straight hair. So let's go!
The Bob braids, a protective hairstyle
The Bob braids is one of the essential protective hairstyles for textured hair. The latter are very fragile and struggle to retain hydration. They are therefore often dry and brittle, especially in summer and winter. The protective hairstyle helps to contain hair breakage, protect it during regrowth and regenerate it.
If a protective hairstyle turns out to be very practical and does not involve manipulation, it is still necessary to think about undoing it after a month maximum in order to let the hair fiber breathe. During these four weeks, it is important to maintain the protective hairstyle by moisturizing it with mineral water (to avoid limescale), and a few drops of vegetable oil. The scalp must also be nourished by taking advantage of well-defined lines to apply vegetable oil or serum. Result: less dry, less brittle and dandruff-free hair.
The Bob braids, a customizable hairstyle
Braids can be loose, but they can also fit into a stylish and customizable hairstyle. The possibilities are limitless ! You can use accessories such as beads, hair jewelry, hair rings or colored clips. And if you have short hair, or just want to add color to the hairstyle, it is possible to use additions.
How to make the Bob braids?
The Bob braids is a complex hairstyle to achieve, which requires the mastery of an ancestral technique. It is therefore easier to make an appointment with a hairdresser. However, if you feel ready and if you have time in front of you (at least 5 hours) then here are some indications.
#1. We cut her hair shorter
Logically, the Bob braids is above all a square!
#2. We prepare the hair beforehand
The hair must be healthy because a protective hairstyle protects but does not repair! We opt for an oil bath, a shampoo and a mask, then we detangle, we rinse and we moisturize again.
#3. We relax the hair
The day before, we make a hairstyle that will lengthen the hair, like a brushing or mats for example.
#4. Separate and braid the hair.
Separate the hair using a tail comb. Regarding braiding, the easiest way is to tie a knot at the root of the wick, then braid it. Good to know, we always braid from roots to ends.
#5. We seal the ends
A lighter is used to seal the ends by passing them quickly through the flame.