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How To Braid Wet Hair For Natural Waves

Today's blog will be your guide to how to braid wet hair easily. Make gorgeous waves on your hair in a few simple steps. This trick is super useful for those who want to achieve a new hairstyle without heat damage. Our hair or hair extensions will be protected, when reducing the usage of heat-based styling tools. This trick can be used on any texture of hair, bringing you all the beauty without damaging your hair.

1. Benefits Of Braiding Wet Hair For Waves

Braiding wet hair can help you to achieve all the beauty of naturally-textured hair without using wavers, hair straighteners, and/or curling irons. It saves your space when you are traveling, you don't need to take your curling irons.

2. How To Braid Wet Hair

Like for washing your hair, even creating a simple braid on your wet hair has a specific procedure to follow in order to get the best results. Here's how to do it!

Step 1: Wash Your Hair

If you're using this hairstyle after you wash your hair, make sure you use the right shampoo to restore moisture and improve elasticity in your tresses. Skip the conditioner if your hair is fine and straight. You’ll want to have clean hair for your braids, so shampoo as you normally would

Step 2: Towel-Dry Your Hair 

Get rid of any excess water by patting your hair with a microfiber towel until your hair feels damp, but not soaking wet.

Step 3: Condition Your Hair

Now, let's condition your tresses to make sure that they are fully nourished and revitalised, replenishing the hydration in your hair fibres. just your fingers, to brush your hair out gently. Once it's combed to your satisfaction, grab a sea salt spray to add some texture to your damp hair. 

Step 4: Brush

Be gentle. Hair is more susceptible to breakage and damage when it's wet. Don't use a normal brush. Instead use a detangling brush, gently get rid of any knots and tangles in your hair and hair extensions, creating a sleek canvas for you to start plaiting.

Step 5: Section

Use a pintail comb to divide your hair into two neat sections. If your hair is particularly thick, you may want to double up and go up to four sections! The more hair in a section, the looser the waves. If you prefer all over waves, start your braids higher.

Step 6: Start Braiding

Start plaiting each section, and then secure it with a scrunchie or a hair band at the end.

3. Can You Sleep with Wet Hair?

Please not doing it overnight, sleeping with wet hair extensions is a huge no-no, as it could lead to tangling, matting, and roughening up the hair cuticles, ruining the quality and shine of your Remy hair extensions.

Sleeping with hair extensions like clip in, halo in general is forbidden, but you can leave your braided hair extensions on a hair extensions hanger overnight so that they are ready for you to wear in your wavy hair in the morning.

4. Maintaining And Enhancing Wet Hair Waves

Use styling products that are specific for air-drying, and don't forget to spritz your tresses with a dose of Moisturising Silky Hair Spray to enhance the natural sheen of your hair extensions. 

5. Styling Tips For Different Wave

Want to achieve different types of waves and curls with wet hair? Different plaiting styles can guarantee different results, opening the door to so many options for different occasions. 

The amount of sections of hair you braid depends on how loose you want your waves. The more hair in a section, the looser your waves will be. Smaller braids will give you a more crimped finish, perfect to mimic the look of beach waves. A looser wave will focus on curling mid-lengths and ends. It is perfect for a more low-key result. Feel free to create and try new hairstyles to get your heatless waves! 

6. Common Mistakes To Avoid

a. Don't Braid Too Tight

Creating super-tight plaits could potentially lead to dryness, giving your hair an undesired frizzy finish. Try to find your balance when braiding your hair! If you're wearing professional hair extensions, braiding too tightly could also damage your extensions. Be careful!

b. Don't use Heated Tools On Wet Hair

Some people believe that using a flat iron on a wet plait will speed up the crimping and drying process. NEVER do this, as it can cause irreparable damage to your hair!

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