Knotless braids are a gorgeous protective hairstyle which are great for summer. Here are some factors to help you decide if knotless braids are a better style for you than regular box braids.
If you’re a naturalista, you’ve most likely worn regular box braids as a protective style before. With Knotless braids becoming a more popular form of braiding, you may be wondering what makes knotless braids so special over regular box braids?
Get Inspired with Knotless Braids This Season
As summer approaches and you are looking for new hairstyles to step into the season, you should consider these factors when deciding whether to get knotless braids over regular braids.
1. Knotless braids are painless to install.
As beautiful as box braids are, they are painful to install and the pain lingers for days after. The beauty of knotless braids is that the braids start with your own natural hair, and the extensions slowly get added in throughout the process instead of all at once. This makes the process painless! For an even smoother braid installation try using SheaMoisture Papaya & Neroli All Day Frizz Control Milk Gel to help prevent frizz and boost sleekness.
2. Less breakage after installing braids.
As a result of the seamless installation process, you will find little to no breakage when it comes time to take out your knotless braids. This means you can get the most out of your braids by keeping them in for up to 4-8 weeks without having to worry about causing too much damage to your natural hair.
3. Your hair will flourish in this protective style.
A protective style is counterproductive if it ends up hurting your hair in the process. With knotless braids you can trust that your natural hair is truly being protected – Many naturalistas have claimed to see a great deal of hair growth when removing their knotless braids after some time. To further help promote hair growth in knotless braids, try Suave Professionals Castor Oil & Mango Butter for Natural Hair and Scalp Oil which will also help to nourish your scalp.
4. Knotless braids are easier to maintain.
Knotless braids give you more access to your scalp and to the roots of your hair, which makes it a lot easier to keep your scalp clean and take care of your braids. To give your braids a light cleanse, use the SheaMoisture Moringa & Avocado Power Greens Hair Tea Rinse on a bi-weekly basis.
5. Knotless braids are less bulky than regular box braids.
Knotless braids are so lightweight you’ll even forget you have braids in your hair. Depending on how big you choose for your knotless braids to be, you can even ditch the extra-large bonnet you use to protect your hair at night while it’s in regular box braids. You also don’t have to worry about the struggle of wrapping your hair in buns and ponytails whenever you need to hold your hair back.
6. You can achieve more hairstyles with knotless braids.
In regular box braids, it is sometimes difficult to achieve a large variety of fun and creative hairstyles due to the bulkiness, or waiting for the pain of your fresh braids to go down. Knotless braids allow you to style your braids as if they were your own hair. Finally, you can let your creativity flow and have more fun styling your hair which maximizes the time you will spend with this hairstyle.
7. They are a very trendy hairstyle in the natural hair community.
Looking to stay trendy this summer? Then Knotless braids are definitely the way to go! As the style picks up more traction in the natural hair community, so many influencers, and celebrities have also been spotted rocking the style of the knotless braid!
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