2013 Braids Styles For The Summer

Filed under: Microbraids - 03 Jun 2013  | Spread the word !

Braids styles will always remain popular and 2013 could not make an exception. Since the summer is almost here, you need to choose the right microbraids, according to your preferences and personality. To make your search easier, here you can find a list of 2013 braids styles for this summer that will definitely impress.

1. Minka Kelly was spotted with a really simple, yet stylish hairstyle. In the photo below the star uses a crystal accessory to complement her outfit and she surely looks great. You may consider this hairstyle, as it is one of the most elegant braids styles of the summer.

Braids styles, Minka Kelly

2. Emmy Rossum made sensation with her new braids hairstyle. The beautiful star is surely looking great! You may check out her fashionable hairstyle in the picture below:

Braids styles, Emmy Rossum

3. Keke Palmer also looks fabulous. Braids styles definitely complement the star’s look. And she has chosen a simple, but elegant style, as well. Such a hairstyle will make you the star of all events you are going to attend.

Braids styles, Keke Palmer

4. Cara Delevigne is so beautiful and stylish that anything looks great on her. Her braided look is perfect for a punk night out.

Braids styles, Cara Delevigne

5. Alexis Knapp has chosen a more complex braids style. Two face-framing French braids create the perfect look for this star.

Braids styles, Alexis Knapp

All these celebrities look spectacular with their braids styles. You may try and recreate the look that best matches your personality, as well as your preferences. Either way you can rest assured that this summer you will look beautifully, elegant and fashionable, naturally with the best braids styles.

Photos source: refinery29.com

How To Remove Microbraids

Filed under: Microbraids - 29 Apr 2013  | Spread the word !

Microbraids last a long time, but unfortunately there comes the moment when you have to remove them. You may want to remove your microbraids because they do not look as good any more or simply because you want to make a change in your hairstyle. Even though microbraids are still really popular today, you should know that what people most fear about them is the pain and trouble of removal. However, you need to know that removing your micros is not that hard. There are tips which can help you remove your microbraids quickly and without harming your hair. For this point of view, the conditioning method is the best way to remove micros quickly and with less trouble. This way your natural hair will remain healthy and moisturized even after your braids are removed.

In the video below you can find a tutorial on how to remove microbraids with the conditioning method.

As you can see, this is a very simple, fast and efficient method of removing microbraids. And the best thing about this method is that your hair will not be harmed in any way.

Below you can find more tips on how to safely remove microbraids:

  • Remember to be extremely gentle throughout the entire removal process. Being gentle means causing no damage to your hair.
  • After removing microbraids you should use no chemical treatments on your hair. This means that you should avoid dying your hair with permanent hair colors for a period of about two weeks.
  • Applying chemicals on your hair after removing microbraids can lead to extreme irritation and hair damage.
  • In case you need it, you should seek help from a friend for the back portion of your hair.
  • Wet your hair and apply a significant quantity of conditioner throughout it.
  • Once the whole process is finished, it would be a great idea to put on a shower cap and allow the conditioner to remain in your hair for about 30 minutes.
  • The use of a conditioner will actually make the entire process easier for you as it may lead to the slide of some of the braids on their own.
  • Use a clarifying shampoo to wash your hair. Make sure to condition it properly.

After having your microbraids removed you have get on to style your hair as you desire. However, keep in mind that if you want to have a beautiful hair, proper care is highly important.

Tutorial on Making Microbraids

Filed under: Microbraids - 18 Mar 2013  | Spread the word !

All those of you who want to learn how to braid microbraids, also known as zillions, can now do that by watching the great video tutorial below. Regardless of whether you are a girl or a boy, this tutorial will teach you how to get the perfect microbraids like a professtional, with minimum resources.

The girl in the video has natural hair and is using synthetic hair for the tutorial. However, the technique here applies for all hair and hair types, so this shouldn’t be an issue.

This great style can be used for relaxed long or short hair, on natural hair, white hair, African American hair, and so on. Basically, microbraids work on every single hair type.

If you get good enough, you can even braid your hair in microbraids on your own. If you are not that handy, ask a friend to do it or practice on other friends until you get the hang of it.

Good luck and hope you create some awesome microbraids!

Amazing Micro Braids Hairstyles

Filed under: Microbraids - 31 Jan 2013  | Spread the word !

Microbraids could not be possible without without numerous braids that are put together. Micrbraids represent a great hairstyle which is very popular among the African-American community, but it has spread amazingly. They are made by hair professionals and can last a pretty long until are done.

Even people with fine hair can choose micro braid hairstyle with the help of hair extensions, so the effect will be spectacular. Nonetheless, excessive microbraiding can lead to hair damage, so the hair has to be taken care properly.

There are many microbraid hair styles such as:


Clear braids feature leaves patterns
created on scalp arranging lots of microbraids very beautifully.

Red microbraids are a nice and flashy hairstyle, with numerous braids and dark cherry hues. The effect is spectacular.


Waves combined with microbraids on top and sides
is a great hairstyle that will catch the eyes of others for sure.


Cool and centrally micro-braided parted in zigzag pattern.


Cornrows with sewin are another hairstyle. It features scalped micro braids with clustered dreadlocks at sides and back.


Microbraids can also be very elegant, mainly when they’re long and arranged in a nice way.


Wet and wavy braids on bottom hair also look spectacular.


Therefore, there are many styles. You can try several and see which of them emphasises your beauty and your face. Additionally, you can opt for a different style and can adapt it to the event you’ll attend.

How To Do Microbraids

Filed under: Microbraids - 22 Nov 2012  | Spread the word !

Microbraids are extremely popular nowadays, among women from all over the world. This is a fashionable hairstyle that can make all women look better. However, it is important to know that microbraids last a few months and they need a little maintenance. If you are considering using this hairstyle yourself, you should know that there are some steps you will have to complete in order to make your hair look spectacular. Doing your microbraids yourself will help you save some money.


1. For starters, you will have to make sure that your hair is as healthy as possible. In case you have no idea which products to use for a healthy hair, you may ask the advice of a hairstylist. He may help you learn how to care for your hair and be certain that it stands in its healthiest state. Trim your hair if necessary and moisturize it constantly. Preparing your hair for microbraids should start with about 3 weeks before applying them on.

2. Separate a thin section of your hair. Then, you have to split it into three equal sections. You may choose the size of the hair section depending on how wide you want your braids to be. A section of hair of two to four inches wide is recommended.

3. Braid all thin pieces of hair, one at a time. Braiding is simple. You just have to cross the left section over the middle and then the right section. Braid your hair as tight as possible, all way down to the end.

4. Use a small rubber band to tie the bottom of your braid. No matter what you use, you need to make sure that the ends will be secured.

5. Your entire hair should be braid the same way you did with the first piece. And that is all. You can enjoy your beautiful, brand new hairstyle.

Here is a video on how to do microbraids. Maybe by watching it you will better understand how to complete this process.

Keep your scalp conditioned for as long as you use microbraids. You should use products that are easy to remove from the braids as otherwise you will turn out ruining your new hairstyle in just a couple of days. Specialists recommend to take out your braids after two and a half months. If you want, you can re-braid your hair.

Children Love Microbraids

Filed under: Microbraids - 02 Oct 2012  | Spread the word !

When it comes to styling a child’s hair, the best choices are those that require little time and maintenance. After all, kids shouldn’t be expected to sit through long daily styling sessions. Since microbraids can be worn for several weeks at a time, they are a convenient hair styling option for children. They can also add length to the hair with the use of extensions, which makes them fun to wear and experiment with.

Children may or may not have synthetic hair added in for length, according to personal preference. Hair that is highly textured, such as curly or coarse ethnic hair, will last the longest in this style, since the braids are less likely to slip loose.

Here are some styles of microbraids that are appropriate for your kids.



The ponytail is one of the easiest and lowest maintenance hairstyles for kids. To do a simple ponytail, pull back the braids into one. Careful not to pull the hair too tightly. Either leave ends straight or curl them with a curling iron for a more versatile look. If you want to do two ponytails, then create an even centre part. Secure both sides with an elastic piece. For a side ponytail, gather hair to the side into one at the nape of the neck. For each style, you can add accessories, such as decorative barrettes in your child’s favourite character or flowers.

Bun Style


The bun style is a quick and versatile do that is appropriate for any occasion. If your child is attending a formal event, create a tight bun at the crown of her head. This is done by gathering the hair into one and securing it with an elastic piece. You can either use decorative pins to create the bun or use something called a doughnut, where the microbraids are wrapped around the circular doughnut and fastened with pins. 

Free Flowing Microbraids


Once the microbraids have been completed on your child’s hair, the easiest option is to leave the hair free flowing. Keep it straight for everyday and use a curling iron to flip up the ends or create curls for special occasions. You can add colorful barrettes or decorative headbands. This simple style requires low maintenance and is appropriate for casual or formal looks.

All these hair dos are great for your kids. You will have no worries combing and de-tangling the hair. After hair has regrown, you can either re-braid it or try other styles. However, you should make sure that a specialist will be the one braiding your child’s hair.

Microbraids are Fashionable for Men

Filed under: Microbraids - 25 Sep 2012  | Spread the word !

There are many different styles of braids for men. If you would like to try a braided style, head to a local stylist who is experienced in the art of braiding, especially for something complicated like cornrows. Cornrows, microbraids and braids at the back of the head are a few different ways that men often sport braids.

Here are some of the main types of microbraids men can also wear.


David Beckham sporting Cornrows

Cornrow hairstyles are characterised by tiny braids that are braided extremely close to the scalp. Cornrow styles for men have no limitation. They can be designed in any way. The stylist braids the cornrows in the hair, keeping them close to the scalp and if desired, creates braided designs, such as zig-zags, curves, straight lines, circles, or a combination of all these.



Microbraids are tiny braids also known as invisible braids because they are so small. Unlike cornrows, micro braids hang loose and away from the scalp. Micro braids can be combined with cornrows for a different ways.

Back Braid


A traditional braid style for men is to simply wear one long braid at the back of the head. The stylist gathers all the hair at the back of the head and forms a braid, secured the ends and leaves it to hang down the back.

Male braids are a hairstyle a lot of men don’t even consider, but they can be stylish look. They are most popular with African-American men, but anyone can wear them and make them look good. The longer, the better, though, because the braids will lie flatter near your head if the hair is longer.

Celebrities with Microbraids

Filed under: Microbraids - 04 Sep 2012  | Spread the word !

Microbraids can make any girl look spectacular. Women who have launched fashion styles have worn them, microbraids actually becoming very popular among celebrities. Micros usually are popular among famous women, as they can offer the possibility to create numerous fancy hair arrangements. And since celebrities always have to impress with something new, there is no shock in the fact that their popularity is growing by the day. Here you will find a list of the most famous stars who have adopted this trend.

1. Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and famous singers in the world. Listed among the most successful stars of all time, Beyonce has millions of fans all around the world. The star has also created numerous glamorous styles with microbraids hairstyles. With micros Beyonce was able to arrange her hair in a spectacular way, this hair style offering numerous options. The star used microbraids mostly at the beginning of her career, when she was still part of Destiny’s Child.


2. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys has worn microbraids for quite a long period of time. Alicia has actually made a fashion statement with her signature braids style, always looking irreproachable. Microbraids last longer than any other type of hair style and they surely open up the face. They have always offered Alicia Keys an amazing look, both on the stage and in her personal life.


3. Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera has proved that any girl can look amazing with microbraids. Even though it has been believed that this hair style is only popular among Afro-American women, the truth is that really anyone can look spectacular with microbraids. Just look at Christina!


4. Ciara

Ciara has always impressed with her unique hairstyles. The star’s best looks include microbraids. Such as all the other female celebrities already mentioned, Ciara has used this unique hairstyle on a variety of events. Below you will see a picture of how this hairstyle really looks like when arranged for an important event.


5. Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada is a famous actress, producer and singer who has managed to impress with her unique, and really spectacular microbraids hairstyle. In fact, Jada has inspired numerous women from all over the world in recreating her looks.


There are numerous other stars who have used microbraids, some of the most famous ones including names such as Ashanti or Rihanna. Microbraids are the perfect choice whenever you plan on making a new fashionable change when it comes to your hairstyle, but also if you want to recreate the look of your favorite celebrity.

You Can Have A Healthy Microbraid Hair

Filed under: Microbraids - 26 Jul 2012  | Spread the word !

Micro braids are a wonderful hair style and are also known as mini-braids or invisible braids. Although this hair style is popular mainly for African women and some men, it has expanded very much.

In case you think that this hair style would be great for you, then you should know that these braids are difficult to maintain, not only while you have them, but also before getting the braids and even after removing them.



Steps to follow prior to micro-braiding:

1. Determine if your hair is healthy enough for this hair style. In case it’s very damaged, you should focus on making it healthy.

2. Get an oil treatment to moisturize your hair and replenish your damaged hair, if it’s necessary. You have to perform this treatment once or twice a week for several weeks before getting your braids.

3. Use a conditioner that will mosturize your hair. This is also an important step as your hair will be very healthy before braiding.

4. Trim the ends of your hair and after this process, make sure that your hair is long enough for micro braiding.

5. Condition and shampoo your hair thoroughly immediately before getting your micro-braids.




Steps For Caring For Your Hair While Micro Braided

1. Follow the pieces of advice from your stylist and in case you don’t understand something, ask him everything you need to know.

2. Wash your hair regularly using the proper type of shampoo and conditioner to moisturise your hair.

3. Use a light leave-in spray, braid spray or hair oil, but make sure that your hair won’t be dry or brittle when you touch it.

4. Use a scalp conditioner, mainly around the edges of the scalp. You can also use Aloe Vera gel, oil or liquid vitamin E. Nonetheless, don’t use a heavy conditioner because it may cause a flaky scalp.

5. Go regularly to your stylist to make sure that your microbraids and hair are fine or in case you see that damage has already occurred.




Caring For Your Hair After Micro Brading


1. The micro braids have to be removed carefully or have them removed by a professional. You have to pay a lot of attention as your hair will be very fragile after being braided for such a long time.

2. Use hair treatments, mainly protein treatment after you have removed your braids. It will help you put strength back in your hair and it will be healthy again.

3. Moisturize your hair after removing your braids. You should use a deep conditioner and moisturiser as the hair is very dry.


If you will follow all these steps, be sure that you will have no problems and your hair will be healthy. Plus, you will look amazing after getting microbraids and a lot of people will admire you.

Top 5 Types of Microbraids Hair Do’s

Filed under: Microbraids - 17 Jul 2012  | Spread the word !

These wonderful braided styles from Africa are all the rage in the United States and worldwide. If you take a stroll down virtually every corner in America, you will find a little shop which advertises African Hair Braiding. As a matter of fact, this trend has caught on very quickly to all the girls, women and celebrities who have taken on this unique look. Unlike other enhancements made to your hair, such as perm or dyeing, micro braiding actually damages less your hair. These beautiful tresses are manipulated with or without the addition of hair extensions. Here are some of the most popular micro braids models.

1. Box Braids


As the name suggests it, the process of creating this stylish look involves dividing the hair in tiny boxes approximately two centimetres in length and width. The synthetic strands of hair are braided with your natural ones, beginning at the root. You braid the entire hair in this manner, until it has combined with he extensions. After the process is complete, the newly braided hair can be cut according to the customer’s desire.


2. Braids in Rows


This style is also called cornrow. Just like the previous style, synthetic hair is braided together with your natural hair. Unlike the box style, this one is a little bit more painful. The hairs is pulled tightly along the scalp in order to seal really well the tresses. Although the process is painstaking, the result is amazing.


3. Twist and Shout


No, it’s not the famous Beatles song, but another trendy microbraid style. From afar they might look like dreadlocks, but they are actually twists of the hair strands. These strands, or twists, range in thickness. It is up to you to decide how thin or thick you want the strands to be. The process of making these braids is not that difficult: each section of hair is divided into two strands and twisted all the way down to the ends, which are somehow left slightly undone. This type of microbraids gives the hair a shiny, reddish aspect.


4. Micro microbraids


Can microbraids be micro? Of course they can. This style is created with much more sophistication and patience than box braids. The sole difference between the two of them is size. These micro-microbraids are even thinner and smaller than the box style microbraids. This type of braids takes about 14 hours to complete. Sure it takes a lot of time to make them, but these braids are versatile and fashionable.


5. Tree Braids


For those of you who don’t have a lot of time on your hands to go to the local beauty parlour to renew your braids, the tree braids are the perfect solution. Why? Because for this style, the natural hair is actually corn rowed to the scalp, while the artificial hair is braided into each row and left hang to loose. The others will not observe the faux tresses. Tree braids have become very fashionable among business women, who do not have too much time to maintain the lovely tresses.


Wearing the braided tresses is just wonderful. You have the possibility to play with a wide range of hair do’s for any occasion. Additionally, it is a great opportunity to give your hair a break during summer and winter and a terrific way to encourage hair growth. Just make sure that once in a while you take a break from braiding your hair, as to leave it some time to regenerate. Below you have a great DIY microbraid video tutorial, that will help you to twist and turn the tresses of your friends.

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