JUMBO BOX BRAIDS HAIR EXTENSIONS

THE JUMBO BOX BRAIDS HAIR EXTENSIONS

Solange Knowles Jumbo Box Braids

Solange Knowles Jumbo Box Braids

What is Hair Braiding.          Hair Braiding is the interweaving of strands of hair to form a rope for Single Plaits; interweaving of strands of hair on a pre-determined track for Cornrows; and intertwining of strands of hair for Twist. Braids can be done on all hair types. Braids are healthy when done on a healthy head of client’s natural hair but can be damaging when used on someone whose hair is already damaged. Braids should not be held tight on the client’s scalp as this leads to traction alopecia but they should be held firmly so they don’t drop off from the client’s head.
What makes a difference between types of braids varies from how a braid is sectioned or divided ready for the strands and the hair extensions type used on the braids.
For the Jumbo braids, what you need is a medium sized section of client’s hair braided with a large size of kanekalon or synthetic hair extensions. The more extensions you add to the strands the larger your hair strand will look and the better the strand of jumbo braids you will have. This style is currently very popular at the moment as it has been made glamorous by Solange Knowles.

FEATURES OF JUMBO BOX BRAIDS HAIR EXTENSIONS

Type of hair extensions:        Can be done with 100% Kanekalon /synthetic quality hair extensions. Some of the quality brands include: Xpressions, Nina, Outre etc as they look pretty and last long. It is best if the hair extensions are treated into a technique we call “feather tips”.

Jumbo Box Braids from World of Braiding

Jumbo Box Braids from World of Braiding

Uniqueness of this Hair Extension type:        The benefit of the kanekalon hair extensions type is that it creates very good feather tips in the hair extensions which becomes lighter for the client to wear as against the general notion that this type of hair heavy. This hair extensions type can be shampooed frequently without losing its shine/ lustre; can be used for swimming easily without getting tangled; hair dries naturally without heat, hair is sealed with hot water; hair texture can be changed easily into wavy, curly, crimpy, straight or unlimited styling options.
Client’s Hair type:       Virgin Afro hair, Relaxed/chemically processed afro hair, Caucasian hair.
Benefit of hair style: Full volume for fine hair, easy care and styling for virgin afro hair. Better than damaging your hair with chemical treatments.
Caution** Do not use on clients with damaged thinning chemically processed hair as extensions is too heavy for client’s hair and can lead to more hair damage.

Time to put in:       Takes between 6 – 10 hours to do depending on how many stylists are working on the hair, how long the extensions is and how tightly packed the style is created.

Jumbo Box Braids World of Braiding2

Jumbo Box Braids World of Braiding2

Wear Duration:           Between 4 – 12 weeks depending on individual client’s care, maintenance and discipline regime.

Care/Maintenance:            Cleanse hair often with mild shampoo with a mixture of ¼ shampoo to ¾ water. You can also cleanse scalp with dry shampoo or distilled witch hazel. Allow hair to dry naturally without heat.

Price:       Depending on stylist experience, expertise and length of hair extensions in use.

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Natural Hair & Extensions Specialist, Designer, Consultant, HABIA Certified Educator,
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Business Start-up Coach/ Adviser, Mentor, Member UK Hairdressing Council, Qualified Teacher, NLP Certified Practitioner, ILEX Certified Legal Administrator

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TOP 3 GLAMOROUS VALENTINES NATURAL HAIRSTYLES

YOUR TOP 3 GLAMOROUS VALENTINES NATURAL HAIRSTYLES

You are beautiful always for that special someone and why not.  After all it’s valentine and who says you should be left out.  This is why – we at the Natural Hair Couture Center from World of Braiding & Extensions are proud to give you our suggestions for the season of love and beauty.

Going from the most popular down….

1                     MICRO BRAIDS 100% HUMAN HAIR

Micro Braids 100% Human Hair

Micro Braids 100% Human Hair

Type of hair extensions:               Can be done with 100% human hair or quality synthetic hair.  We recommend for Xpressions for synthetic hair as it looks natural and  last longer – for synthetic hair style is called pick’n’drop. The hair extensions can be straight, wavy or curly. For human hair, you can style it with flat iron for a smooth look or with curling tong for a bouncy curl look – Kim Kardashian.

Client’s Hair type:                            Virgin Afro hair, Relaxed/chemically processed afro hair

Benefit:                                                Full volume for fine hair, easy care and styling for virgin afro hair. Better than damaging your hair with chemical treatments /infusions.

Time to put in:                                   Takes between 8 – 9 hours to do depending on how tightly packed the style is created, the extensions type in use and the speed of the stylist.

Wear Duration:                                 Between 8 – 12 weeks depending on individual care and extensions type.

Care:                                                     Cleanse scalp with dry shampoo, distilled witch hazel or wash with mild shampoo.  Depending on hair extensions type, dry with low heat dryer. Apply braid spray afterwards for moisturising the scalp – (preference – Better Braids) and leave-in conditioners for conditioning the scalp – preference (Infusium).

Price:                                                     Depending on stylist experience, expertise and hair extensions in use.

2                     TREE BRAID WEAVE

Tree Braid Weave

Tree Braid Weave

Type of hair extensions:               Can be done with 100% human hair or quality synthetic hair.  We recommend Xpressions as it looks prettier and last longer. The hair extensions can be straight, wavy or curly. For human hair, you can style it to suit your face shape or requirement.

Client’s Hair type:                            Virgin Afro hair, Relaxed/chemically processed afro hair, Caucasian hair.

Benefit:                                                Full volume for fine hair, easy care and styling for virgin afro hair. Better than damaging your hair with chemical treatments.

Time to put in:                                   Takes between 3 – 5 hours to do depending on how tightly packed the style is created, the extensions type in use and the speed of the stylist.

Wear Duration:                                 Between 4 – 8 weeks depending on individual care and extensions type.

Care:                                                     Cleanse scalp with dry shampoo, distilled witch hazel or wash with mild shampoo.  Depending on hair extensions type, dry with low heat dryer. Apply braid spray afterwards for moisturising the scalp – (preference – Better Braids) and leave-in conditioners for conditioning the scalp – preference (Infusium).

Price:                                                     Depending on stylist experience, expertise and hair extensions in use.

3                     TREE BRAID PLAITS

Tree Braid Plaits

Tree Braid Plaits

Type of hair extensions:               Can be done with 100% human hair or quality synthetic hair. We recommend quality 100% human hair of at least 18 inches.  The hair can be straight, wavy or curly. For human hair, you can style it to suit your face shape or requirement.

Client’s Hair type:                            Long Virgin Afro hair or Relaxed/chemically processed afro hair

Benefit:                                                Full volume for thin hair, easy care and easy styling for virgin afro hair clients.  Better than damaging your hair with chemical treatments.

Time to put in:                                   Takes between 7-9 hours to do depending on how tightly packed the style is created and the hair extensions type in use.

Wear Duration:                                 Between 8 – 12 weeks depending on individual care and extensions type.

Care:                                                     Cleanse scalp with dry shampoo, distilled witch hazel or wash with mild shampoo.  Depending on hair extensions type, dry with low heat dryer. Apply braid spray afterwards for moisturising the scalp – (preference – Better Braids) and leave-in conditioners for conditioning the scalp – preference (Infusium).

Price:                                                     Depending on stylist experience, expertise and extensions hair type in use.

As usual, we welcome your comments, suggestions, advise and if you need our help, advise etc, feel free to drop us a line.  We are here at your service.

Cut out the need to look for cheap stylist and ensure your next hair appointment is with a qualified stylist, who offers professional service, high standards and good customer care.

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Joy Phido (SRH) – BSc Hons – Business Management, NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing

Natural Hair Designer, Specialist, Consultant, Educator

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Business Start-up Coach/ Adviser, Mentor

HOW TO CARE FOR BRAIDS, WEAVES AND EXTENSIONS

HOW TO CARE FOR BRAIDS, WEAVES AND EXTENSIONS

Before deciding to wear Braids, Weaves and Extensions, there are some facts you need to consider.

  • What is the state of your hair.  Is it natural, or processed with chemicals? If natural, is it in a healthy state.  Is it dry and breaking, is your hairline healthy or has it been damaged with various tight hairstyles?  If processed, what is the state of health of your hair? Has it got damaged hairline, is it also breaking or is it healthy? 
  • Braids, Weaves and Extensions will not help your hair if your hair is already damaged from various forms of abuse that you have subjected your hair to.   We can offer our guide if you need our support on any of your hair issues.  We do not want you to go bald before you get old.  Contact us for advice.
  • Our mission is to offer you glamorous natural healthy hairstyles. World of Braiding is a Place where nature means glamour.

 

GETTING READY TO START YOUR BRAIDS, WEAVES & EXTENSIONS

  • To get started, your hair has to be freshly shampooed and conditioned.
  • Your stylist will check the state of your hair to let you know what the condition is.  If it is dry and lack moisture, you will be advised on the best products.  On the other hands, if you have damaged hairline etc, you will also be advised on what to use.  If you have special hair and scalp conditions such as hair lice, ring worm etc, you will be advised on where to go for help.
  • Before getting your hair on, your stylist will have a full and detailed consultation with you to understand the hairstyle you want.  This will include you giving your stylist an image of what you are wishing to have, finding out how you like to wear the hair, style you want, type of extensions you prefer and why, how long you want to wear your hair, the length of the extensions you want etc.  We will give you guidance on the style you choose and the extensions you prefer etc.

 

AFTER YOUR BRAIDS, WEAVE AND EXTENSIONS SERVICE

  • Your stylist will give you advice on how to maintain your hairstyle so it remains in its top style.  In addition to your advice, these are our general guide to help you enjoy your hair.

 

GENERAL GUIDE IF YOU WEAR BRAIDS, WEAVES AND EXTENSIONS

  • If you wear chemically processed hair, avoid:

– putting too much extensions weight on your hair strands as they overweigh your hair and make them fall out from the roots.

– Do not hold the scalp too tight as it leads to headaches and traction alopecia.

– Avoid micro-braids – they are unhealthy for chemically processed hair. They come out with your hair strands.

– Do not braid hair immediately after a chemical retouch. Hair is fragile and at its weakest. Give your hair at least 2 weeks to grow out before braiding.

– Ensure the style you choose is right and consistent with the health of your natural hair and hairline.

 

  • GENERAL ADVICE FOR BRAIDS, WEAVES AND EXTENSIONS

–         Braid with a good quality synthetic fibre or human hair. 

–         Visit your stylist at regular intervals to maintain your braids.

–         Your Braids should be kept clean – use dry shampoo to cleanse or depending on the type of extensions you use, shampoo at least every week or about 2 weeks intervals.

–         Avoid tight braids especially around the hairline.

–         Do not leave hair for more than 3 months as it locks itself.

–         Visit your stylist for a hairline touch up after about 4 – 6 weeks to give your braids a fresh look.

–         Let your stylist take out your braids, weaves or extensions as it minimises breakage and damage.

–         Always brush out the tight knots and dirt in your hair after taking out your braids, weaves and extensions before the shampoo service.

–         When shampooing /washing braids/ weaves, do not apply shampoo straight to your hair.  Dilute the shampoo with ¾ water and ¼ shampoo before application. 

–         Where possible, use shower to wash your braids /weaves. 

–         Do not use creme conditioners after washing braids/weaves, use liquid leave –in conditioners.

–         To dry, allow braids to dry naturally or sit under low heat dryer – for weaves, sit under hooded dryer and allow weave to dry completely or it creates mould and odours.

–         Cover hair at night to avoid frizziness.

–         To cover, use silk or satin scarf.  They do not soak moisture.

–         Apply braid sheen on your braid strands and scalp as often as required depending on your hair type and scalp condition.  It helps to moisturise your hair and take away dryness.

–         Do not put creams on your hair as they block your hair follicles and stop your hair from growing.

–         For help with particular hairstyles, contact us for advice.

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GOING BACK TO THE ROOTS OF BLACK HAIR

GOING BACK TO THE ROOTS OF BLACK HAIR

Glamorous Afro Hair

Teeyana Taylor in glamorous Afro hair

There is a huge need and demand to understand black hair.  The struggle to understand this hair type goes deep into history.  History has personally taught me how to appreciate and embrace my Afro hair type, how to work with it and also how to be proud of it.

Going back to the roots takes us into the history surrounding how black hair was treated prior to a change in our historical understanding.  Back in the African civilization – where the Afro hair type originates from, hairstyles were used to indicate various things  – age, ethnic identity, wealth, rank in the community, marital status, religion, birth of a new baby, coming of age, death etc.  The afro hair was groomed by women who cared and understood how the African woman’s beauty should be. The social significance of hair was massive as also was the aesthetics of the hair.  A lot of hair was a quality every woman loved and wanted. The significance for Africans was to have not just a lot of hair but clean, neat and specifically designed in plaits or braids to conform to culture.  Leaving hair undone was generally not tolerated otherwise you are seen as dirty, insane, or bereaved.  Historically, every region of Africa had different ways of styling the Afro hair.  Generally, a mother took care of a daughter’s hair while passing on the skill of grooming, understanding tools, products accessories etc to the child.  Occasionally, the grandma initiated the passing on of this knowledge and this perpetuated in the family.   In the society, styling and taking care of each other’s hair was a social treat where the mums and friends spent valuable time to share confidences and laughter in each other’s company grooming each other’s hair. Money did not exchange hands as each woman took turn to style each other’s hair.  Your hair stylist was usually someone very trustworthy as there were personal connotations attached to someone you allowed to touch your hair. The task of grooming the hair included shampooing, oiling, combing, braiding, twisting adding decorations if required etc and the process usually takes a long time lasting several hours and sometimes lasting days depending on how complicated the style may be.  The tools were generally a hand-carved comb with long tooth with the task of untangling the curled knots without causing pain. Products used were basic oils like the palm oil or palm kennel oil.  There was a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being involved within the process of grooming that accounted for a complete approach to a woman’s beauty.  Black people in Africa had pride  and loved their beauty.  They had no problem appreciating their natural beauty.

Beautiful Afro hair

Beautiful Afro hair

Then time changed.  Slave trade came into the African society around the 16thcentury.  New territories had been discovered in North America, South America and the Caribbean and the Europeans needed an imported labour force.  It was at this stage that the African slave trade began.

In a period of nearly 400 years and with an estimated 20million people forcibly removed from their home land and dragged in chains to the slave markets – slave trade changed the Black person’s mentality about themselves.  Most of the slaves were between the ages of 10 and 24 and the majority hailed from Western and West Central Africa. The captives were sold to European and Arabian slave masters.

When the black woman got to America, the issue of how to care for her hair and what style is acceptable became a problem.  This is because the slave masters wanted maximum output from each slave, often choosing to work them to death in a matter of years rather than show them compassion. Slaves were expected to work in the fields under a gruelling sun for 12 to 15 hours a day, 7 days a week. Giving these gruelling inhumane circumstances, the Africans had neither the time nor the inclinations to care about their appearance including their hair.  Personal care, grooming and well-being had been put aside. The black woman had to struggle for survival in America and was forced to put pain and suffering over her beauty regimes. Treasured African combs were nowhere to be found as they had been forcefully taken away and had no time to be organised for life in a strange land.  This led the once long, thick and healthy black hair of both women and men to become tangled and matted.  Out of desperation for tools, the slaves started using Sheep Fleece carding tool to untangle their hair.  Scalp diseases became prevalent such as head lice infestation etc took over.  Slavery had stripped black people of their identity, pride, values and culture.   This caused frustration and hardships which led the black woman in America to feel inferior and learned to hate themselves, their beauty and their hair.  Black people were not born feeling inferior but the cruel circumstance that slavery offered forced them to feel this way in a European dominated world as an example here confirms – in the mid 1800s the black woman’s hair was virtually outlawed in New Orleans when they were forced to cover their hair with a scarf while in public. Underneath the scarf was neglected hair with limited grooming options which caused serious hair and scalp problems. The black woman started to struggle with her image – good hair-bad hair, light skin-dark skin, anti-African-pro European. They started to seek solutions to change their physical appearance in order to please their slave masters – these were images opposite to their natural hair including pride in skin colour and all distinctive African physical attributes.

“We had been completely brainwashed and we didn’t even know it. We accepted white value systems and white standards of beauty and at times, we accepted the white man’s view of ourselves” Assata Shakur – former Black Panther – in her autobiography.

Then Madam Walker came to the rescue of women with a range of cosmetics for black hair needs encouraging them to take back pride in themselves. She encouraged straighteners to enable hair to become easy to comb.  She considered her hot combing more natural as this was a temporary method which allowed hair to “go back” with water.

There was now a huge demand for this hair style as it posed a solution to the problem the women were dealing with. This huge demand then gave birth to a more permanent solution to the problem which now became the chemical relaxers – a very lucrative hair industry black women deal with today.

Black women still want to know when beauty touches them. Is this in the eyes of the beholder, should we let someone else tell us when we are beautiful or should we remember that the natural gifts we have from nature is ours to embrace and work with rather than damage and work against.

These are some of the examples of well loved celebrities who have learnt to love their natural locks.

Please check them out – Jill Scot, Corinne Bailey Rae, Erykah Badu, Teeyana Taylor, Shingai Shoniwa, Solange etc

Joy Phido

CEO – World of Braiding & Extensions

www.worldofbraiding.com

+44 208 983 9815

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