How To Braid Extensions
Have you ever wondered how to braid and style hair extension pieces into beautiful resilient cornrows? I'm sure you have! Watch and learn how in this step-by-step video!
Hello, and welcome to the Braid Land Academy. My name's Lauralyn, and we're going to be demonstrating some techniques on different hairstyles today on African and European hair. I'm going to now show you how to do an extension called a cornrow braid in natural hair with the normal jumbo hair extension.
Okay, you take the first section of the hair, a single strand, this is the strand you're going to connect the hair extension to. Split one side of the extension into their hair and begin the braid, once against the scalp, and then continue to fold the hair in flat against the scalp. Now, you notice I said 'fold,' I didn't say 'pull,' this is supposed to be a fold, rather than a knot.
You don't want to distress the client. You continue this same way all the way down the back of the head. Now, if you need the other piece of extension, this is how you do it, continuing to keep your hands at a right angle to the head, so you're not pulling any hairs from any areas they should not be coming from.
The customer's comfort is of the utmost importance. Okay, you continue down to the end of the hair, then you're going to begin your single plait technique all the way down the back of the hair. Continue with your free strands, all the way down to the end of the hair.
Now, you may feel the need to split the hair to make one side thicker in order to continue the plait consistently. Feel free to do this. The more used you get to doing a plait, the more you'll be able to judge when and where to split the hair and when to continue the plait and how to end the plait.
Always keeping your braid consistent, not too tight, not too loose. Okay, and what we've just done is the cornrow braid in natural hair, but with extensions. As you can see, to start, I did the same as you would do with a normal cornrow.
I took a section at the front, braided it twice, and then laid my hands flat, and began to pick up the hair behind. That way, you don't get too much strain at the front of the hair, and it doesn't pull towards the back. Okay? And as before, when you get to the end of a cornrow, you finish it off with a normal plait braid, a single braid.
That's one strand taken from the outside, over the middle strand, and repeat that action all the way down to the end of the braid. .