Yarn braids are this year’s hottest hairstyle trend. There are many reasons why these hairstyles are so popular. First of all, they look really exotic and you can experiment with a wide array of colors, without having to actually die your hair and damage it in the process. Moreover, with yarn your hair can look a lot longer, not to mention fuller. Moreover, if you take proper care of your braids, you can keep them on for weeks and style them in different ways. Your hair will surely appreciate a break from shampoo and all the hairstyling products that strip it of its natural oils. Last but not least, as you are about to see, yarn braids are incredibly easy to make. Just follow our simple tips:
Master the basic braiding technique
Don’t worry about having to master a sophisticated braiding technique, as yarn braids require only simple braids. A basic braid requires you to split hair strands in 3 smaller strands, after which pull the left braid over the right one and the right one over the left one. Continue this procedure until you reach the tips of the hair.
Adding the yarn
Once you master the basic braiding technique, you can start having some fun by adding the yarn. There are no rules when it comes to this type of braiding. You can replace one of the 3 hair strands with a few yarn threads, or you can add yarn threads to each of the three hair strands. The tricky part is the beginning, but once you manage to fix the yarn among the hair, the rest of the braiding process is effortless.
What colors to choose
As we mentioned, the beauty of this type of hairstyle is that you can toy with whatever colors you want, without damaging your hair in any way. Ideally, you should choose colors that complement your skin tone. If you want a natural look, you can opt for yarn colors that match your natural hair color. However, we advise you to dare a little and explore some eccentric colors. After all, if you don’t like the end result, you can just undo it. It is as easy as that.
How to care for the braids
If you want to keep the braids on for several weeks, you will have to invest in some quality hair products. Just look for products designed for maintaining dreads. There are many products that help you keep your hair clean for several weeks, without washing it with traditional shampoo. The problem with using traditional shampoo is that you can really rinse the hair properly when it is braided, so you need a shampoo that makes less foam, but still manages to clean your hair.