Forming Braids In Indian Hair Extensions

Since the hair in Indian hair extensions is naturally worn by the donor in braids, it is very receptive to being braided even in the form of hair extensions. Indian hair extensions can be braided as box braids, micro braids or cornrow braids. Individual or box braids involve parting the Indian hair extensions into a triangular or box shape after securing the ends, and then braiding the hair. The size of the braids can be adjusted as per your preference. The Indian hair extensions are placed flat to simplify braiding and have sufficient texture to properly grip the natural hair and prevent slippage. Tree or micro braids are not braided all the way, but the ends of the Indian hair extensions are left to flow freely, creating a bouncy look. Some curls in these braids are lost when the hair is pulled tightly. Further, trimming and layering also results in the loss of some of the Indian hair extensions. These factors need to be taken care of when you opt for micro braids. Flat or cornrow braids lie flat to the scalp. The Indian hair extensions are pulled tightly to maintain the uniformity of the braids and prevent them from slipping. These braids are mostly formed using straight or wavy Indian hair extensions since this style is not very conducive to curls. Very straight Indian hair extensions may not match natural hair and may not have the requisite grip. Therefore, it is best to use wavy hair for cornrow braids.

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