How to Do a Plait Out
So from my follow-up of the DIY Deep Conditioner, you will see my hair was in big plaits and I’ve been wearing beanies all week. Well today I undid the plaits!
The Plait Out
I did a plait out (like a twist out only thing you start off with plaits). Undid each plait. and divided them into four. Depending on how well the hair covered my scalp , I form a claw with my hand, place my finger tips on the area and move my fingers around ( a bit like a scalp massage) I’ve found that this adds body to the hair and increases the illusion of coverage. When I say coverage I mean the piecey ness of the look- you don’t want a plait out where you can still easily see your scalp. Ensure that you slowly extricate your hand from the hair, do not pull out , you will snag hairs on the way and create havoc on the style.
Unfortunately, I wet the last plait on the base of my neck while in the shower. This made it difficult for me to get a defined crinkle. My remedy to this was to use a towel to dry off the damp as much as possible then separate the hair into smaller sections before twisting (it’s not the same as a plait, but I was short on time and it gets the job done). I styled the rest of my hair and left the damp section for last (gave it more time to set basically).
If You Like Then Should put a Bow on It
Initially I had on my usual head band, but I have this friend who has a great selection of bandos with bows. Here’s a tip, tie your hair up with your regular head band, then put on the bando, this way you get a tighter fit. This is especially for us afro’d/ kinky haired folk.
(See my Super Fly Bow! article under Hair Accessories)
At the Front
As per usual, before I gel my hair I moisturized that portion of hair with shea butter first. This creates an excellent slick curl pattern. In this case I was doing the front. Sometimes I slick back really far down, approximately five fingers back (because I’m vain and I love to see when my waves form up something slick), but today I went with closer look.
What do you think?
Until next time,