Micro Braids

Micro braids are the smallest type of hair braid available, sometimes so small that the hair looks like straight, loose hair.

This hairstyle takes a very long to complete and should be done by a professional stylist to ensure that it’s done well.

Many people fall into the trap of thinking that this style is low-maintenance, which couldn’t be farther from the truth.

The braids still need to be washed and the hair moisturized daily.

So what should you know about this style?

Micro Braids:


To prep the hair: wash with a mild, pH balanced shampoo and condition for at least an hour. Try to do this several times before getting the braids in, but if you can’t, you can’t. But remember that you’re putting more than ten times your hairs weight onto a few pieces of hair, so your hair needs to be as strong as possible.

For this style you’ll need:

Start by sectioning the hair into four parts and begin at the nape of the neck. Find the middle of the hair extension, wrap around the natural hair, and start braiding down the length of the hair. Easy! Now do it two hundred more times


  • Use boiling water to finish ends
  • Take breaks when you get tired
  • Find a trilogy or saga to watch while braiding to pass the time
  • Don’t leave the braids in for more than two months, max
  • Remember to moisturize hair nightly and wrap with a satin scarf for best results.

All in all, this really is a beautiful hair style but does require a little extra TLC than some other styles.

Be sure to keep an eye out around the hairline to watch out for receding and/breakage! This happens a lot when so much extra weight is added to natural hair.

Find a good, licensed hair stylist that will lookout for what’s best for the style as well as for your own natural hair, too!

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