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How To Do Pixie Braid? Step By Step Guide

Pixie braids are braids hairstyles with numerous thin and small braids that surround the maximum part of the head or the whole head. African-American or Black women commonly wear this braid hairstyle. These pixie braids are usually 6 to 24 inches in length, and the stylists burn the ends to keep them from unfolding.

Here I have shared an easy step by step way to make a pixie braid.

Supply You’ll Need To Make Pixie Braid:

  • Hairbrush
  • Parting comb
  • Extensions
  • Edge control gel

Tip: Make sure your hair is clean and moisturized.

Steps To Make A Pixie Braid:

  1. Part off a section of hair with the help of a parting comb.
  2. Apply some edge control gel.
  3. Pixie braids are very thin; therefore, the section of the hair will be very small.
  4. Take a thin piece of extension, wrap it at the top of the strand of the hair you sectioned off, and then braid it into a basic braid.
  5. Make sure that you take extensions longer than your original hair.
  6. Also, make sure that the braid is very tight, only then will it be curled at the end.
  7. Stop weaving the extension braid when you reach the shoulder length.
  8. With the help of a lighter burn, the end of the extension and pinch it between the fingers.
  9. Similarly, make these braids all over your head by repeating the same steps.
  10. Be careful while burning the ends of the extension, and don’t burn your natural hair.
  11. Your pixie braids are ready to go.

How To Maintain Pixie Braids?

Its imporant to take care of your scalp as well as hair while wearing pixie braids. The braids leave the scalp somewhat exposed, resulting in dryness, itchness, and even sunburn. These braids are often braided into six larger braids, by securing each end with a hairband prior to washing. Here are few ways to maintain a pixie braid.

  • You can simply use an anti-dandruff or a moisturizing shampoo to keep them clean. Simply apply the shampoo between the braids, on your scalp, gently and then thoroughly rinse it. Do this atleast once in 1-2 weeks.
  • To avoid and prevent dryness, and flakiness, you can use shea butter or coconut oil on your scalp. Conditioning your pixie braids properly, will keep you hair healthy, prevent it from getting frizzy, dry and brittle.
  • You can even use a liquid conditioner for deep contitioning, simply apply it on the braids, no need to rub much, keep it for about an hour and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
  • You can even use a homemade rinse, using 1 part of apple cider vinegar with four parts of water to prevent any buildup and residue in the braids. Its quite effecive and keeps your sclap conditioned too.
  • Use a towel or air-dryer to dry your wet braids, easily. To retain moisture in your hair, you can use leave-in conditioner or braid spray on the braids.

How Long Should You Let Your Hair Rest After Braids?

You can keep these braids for 8 weeks, but no any more as its the best time for optimal scalp and hair health. Keep a week’s time in between braiding your again, so that your scalp gets the opportunity to breathe. Prepare your hair for braiding with intensive deep conditioning treatments that improve the strength as well as moisture your hair.

What Grows Hair Faster?

Introducing proper scalp care into your hair care routine will impact the rate of hair growth and the health of your hair fiber. When you take care of your scalp, you’re actually ensuring that blood and nutrients can easily flow to the hair follicle, which then helps minimize shedding and loss.

Living with frayed, split ends will eventually cause your hair to break farther up on the strand, which will not only make your hair look way thinner but, you know, also keep it from ever getting longer past a certain point. That is why we should frequently get our hair trimmed.  If you follow a somewhat balanced diet, your body is typically already loaded with the hair-strengthening ingredients you’ll find in supplements. If you don’t eat balanced meals or you’re in an intense period of stress or trauma, you might not be getting the proper amount of nutrients you need to grow healthy, long hair.

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Samantha Thomas

Samantha Thomas is a beauty writer and certified hair colorist based in Ukraine. She has a passion for experimenting with new hair color trends and techniques. Samantha is a contributing writer for various beauty magazines and websites, where she shares her expertise and knowledge on hair coloring. She enjoys making hair coloring accessible to everyone by sharing tips and tricks through her writing. With an eye for detail and ability to create personalized hair color looks, Samantha is dedicated to the beauty industry and driven by her passion for hair coloring.