How To Do Tree Braids

Tree braids hairstyle or 'Invisible braids' as other calls it is trendy among African American women.  Tree braids are made by making tight and small braids out of the hair.

During the summer, when sunshine causes dehydrating on the hair, and loss of oily coating due to increased scalp sweat. Tree braids protect your hair from the negative impact of summer on hair.

In addition to that, tree braids are easy to do; it doesn't cost much to maintain the hairstyle. It has a wide range of options, and you can choose any that fits your face structure, outfit, and personal style.

Some styles of Tree Braids are Blonde Tree Braid, Unique Tree Braid, Centre-Parted Tree Braid, Front-Braided Tree Braid, Wavy Tree Braids, Straight Hair with Tree Braids, Long Wavy Tree Braid, and  Side-Swept Curls with Tree Braid

What are the tree braids?

Tree braids are also called invisible braids, and a protective style of hair. They are made in a way not to reveal the braid in your hair, only at the end of the extensions are the installed braid made visible. 

What Are The Tree Braids

 

Most women prefer Tree Braids over other types of braided hairstyles because it takes less time to make and flexibility that comes with making the hair.


Tree braids are compactable, that is, can be made with any hair you have. Since Tree Braid is a form of protective hairstyle, it can be washed. Focus on your scalp when you are washing, and spray with hairspray when you are done.

Facts about the tree braids that may convince you to wear them

Facts About The Tree Braids That May Convince You To Wear Them

Facts about the tree braids that may convince you to wear them

Women, especially African American women, love to wear tree braids because of the following reasons.


  • Tree braids are easy to maintain.
  • They can be made with all forms of hair: wavy, smooth or oily
  • Protect your hair and scalp during the summer.
  • It takes fewer times to make.
  • It is suitable for women of all ages.
  • It looks like real hair, and it gives you a natural look.
  • Do not need heat, needles, and chemicals to increase the length of your hair

How To Do Tree Braids?

Preparing to have your hair braided

 

When you are preparing to have your hair braided, but the following things into consideration.

 

1. Wash your hair

The first thing to do before you braid your hair is to wash it. If you do not know how to do that, get a stylist who can do that well. After you have had your hair washed. Dry it out lightly. Braids are easier done with wet hair, but not dripping wet, and damp is okay. 


2. Brush your hair. 

To have your braid quickly done, comb your hair very well. You are getting this done to remove knots and tangles in your hair. Tangles in the hair make braiding challenging to do.


3. Layout your hair extension in an accessible place

Carefully ay out your hair extension in a place that they will be accessible to pick up when you are making your hair. If possible, sit close to the place. This ensures that your hair is quickly done.


4. Get a professional stylist. 

You may not be able to do your tree braids yourself, expect you are HIGHLY skilled at braiding. Get a professional stylist to have the best of your tree braids.


5. Get all the needed materials 

Besides preparing your hair for braiding and get a professional, stylist you still need to put some things in place. You will need to get a hair extension. This depends on your choice. You can choose from a variety of hair extensions depending on length, color, and texture.  Get some you will use to hold your hair. Also, sleeping, you will need a sleeping cap to protect your hair when the braids are completed.  

Braiding your hair

Here are the steps to follow when you want to braid your hair.


1. Choose a portion, not more than 0.5-inch wide.

Choose out a section to the hair, preferably the part close to one of your ears. Start from the front to the back, use the tip of your comb to separate your hair. You will need a duckbill clip to keep the other part you separated in place while you are on a section of your hair.


2. Take a small piece of hair from the part you are working on. 

The size of the small piece of hail you will separate should be like that one the piece you use for a normal braid. 


3. Place a small bunch of the hair extension In front of the braid you are working. 

Fold the extension into equal halves, and start braiding from the middle point- point of the hair attached to the scalp.

 

4. Start with the three pieces of hair

You begin to braid by bringing a piece of the hair extensions with your natural hair.  Then combine your natural hair with another set of extensions to maintain three pieces of the same length. Make sure you complete the braid before you pause.


5. Take a section of the extension out from the line of the braid.

Take out one side of the extension to complete a braid cycle. You pull out the other side on the next cycle. If the braiding in done this way, it would make the hair extension come out at almost the same length. You are to only pull out the hair extension, not your natural hair. 


6. Do an extra braiding cycle before you use another hairpiece of hair extension.

After you have done step 5, ensure that you braid one more time before using another hair extension. This will prevent your braid from getting too thick.


7. Add a new set of extensions to your hair.

This should be placed in front of where you stooped the last braiding. Place it under your hair after you folded it around its outside. Then, you can incorporate it into the next braid.


8. Continue the process until your braid gets to your desired length.

Keep braiding until you have braided beyond your natural hair length. Till you only have hair extension.  


9. Complete each braid before going to another. 

Use two sections of your hair to secure the braid.  In securing the braid, make a knot, don't use your natural hair, it can damage your hair. Extensions are the best for making a knot.


10. Repeat the above processes until all the braids are done.

To get symmetrical braids to work from the side of the head up.

Repeat the above processes until all the braids are done.

Invisible braids vs. Tree braids

Both invisible and tree braids start with a braid and stop at a point, which makes the braid barely visible. The difference is that invisible braid is not cornrowed; they are smaller than tree braids. They are called invisible because they are tiny, hardly seen.

Tree braids vs. Micro braids

There is two fundamental difference between Tree braids and Micro Braids. The first one is that tree braid uses a cornrow method, but Micro braids do not use it.

The second difference is that in tree braids, the extension is attached from the side of the head and goes back. While in micro braids, the hair is braided off the head and attached at one point.


Tree braids protect the head more and are less tight on the scalp.

Tree Braids Vs. Micro Braids

Tree braids vs. Sew-in

Sew-in and Tree braids are almost the same: they take the same number of hours to do, they have a similar look, and you can do both at home.


The difference is that you will find it very difficult to wash your scalp when you do sew-in. this can lead to fungi infections and dandruff.

Care and maintenance of tree braids

A tree braid lasts for up to 8 weeks. However, maintenance of the hair is also required. When washing your hair, pay attention carefully to hair cleaner can be trapped in your hair.

Care and maintenance of tree braids


Do you want to know how to wash your braids?


Dilute shampoo with water and pour in a spray bottle. Apply that on your scalp, it is better than applying the shampoo directly. This method will clean your scalp and won’t damage your hair extension.  


Applying a leave-in conditioner will keep both your natural hair and synthetic hair untangled and shiny.


Ensure you use a sulfate-free shampoo and a moisturizing conditioner if you experienced any itch. Apply anti-itch growth oil. Comb regularly, tie a scarf around your hair before you sleep.

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Conclusion

Tree braid is a good hairstyle. From the above review, you would conclude that most American women, especially Black Americans love to carry the hairstyle because it is cheap to maintain, it protects the hair during summer, and you have a wide range of options to choose from. The hairstyle gives you a natural look, and it protects your scalp

Bonnie J. Morris
 

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