An old braiding technique that has been around for years is currently trending.
They’re called Knotless braids which essentially are individual braids but instead of the braider starting by installing a knot to start the weaving in of your hair with the synthetic or natural hair extension, she braids in your hair first then attach the extension a little ways in.
It is similar to the “feed in” technique of cornrows.
Above is an image of the difference sourced from my fave hair blog Un-Ruly’s feature on this trend.
They are reportedly less painful, not as heavy as traditional box braids, and best for people with fine hair and can last 4-6 weeks from installation. The only cons are that they take longer to install and therefore, professional stylists will probably charge $30 to $100 more, depending on where you go and region of country.
I think I will have my daughter’s braids be done using this technique from now on because she finds the braiding process painful and really doesn’t like it that much. I put them in her hair because they are easy to maintain and I am still working on my own skills with doing her hair.
Check out this video of someone doing the technique below:
Here is a good video to start:
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