A Guide on How to Black Braids for Men

The best way to take care of your hair as a man is to wear a protective hairstyle. Black braids for men are one of the common protective styles that you can try out.

Braids are considered protective because they help stimulate hair growth, and they also make your ends strong and have the advantage of looking good for a certain amount of time.

If you don’t like going to the salon every time to get your hair done, you can have fun doing your own braids in the comfort of your home. As long as you have the right tools to do your hair, you can follow a guide to come up with any hairstyle you want.

Below is a guide on how you can do black braids for men for either yourself or a friend.

A Guide On How To Black Braids Men

1. Wash Your Hair and Scalp

You should always wash your hair and scalp before considering any kind of braiding. There is always a product buildup from the last time you washed your hair, and washing your hair and scalp ensures you get rid of any product left out.

You should use a scalp massager or your fingers to scrub your hair and scalp. You can do the cleaning yourself, or you can ask your friend to help you with the cleaning. Before you start doing black braids men, it is important that you use trusted hair products such as shampoos and conditioners to do the cleaning.

2. Parting Your Way

In order to comfortably do the braiding, you will need to part your natural hair into the sections that you will be working with.

Parting seems to be a hard step in braiding, but it’s not that complicated if you do it carefully and with patience. You only need a comb or any other tool that you find comfortable for the parting.

You should not be so determined to get straight-angle parts for the first time because this kind of perfection is achieved with time.

A Guide On How To Black Braids Men

3. Moisturize the Hair

Moisturizing your hair is an important step that most people ignore when braiding.  Moisturizing prevents your hair from drying and helps the braids attach stronger to last longer than when the black braids men are done on dry hair.

Using a leave-in conditioner is the easiest way of moisturizing your hair. If you want to achieve extra sleekness from the braiding, you should consider using a small amount of gel.

4. Use an Edge Control

Edge control is very important to keep the braids in position. It also helps keep the roots neat for longer before they start to grow.

5. Rubber Band The Roots

You should use rubber bands to hold the hair in place for braiding from the roots. You should avoid holding the hair too tight to avoid damaging your hair. This should be done repeatedly for each portion before you start braiding, or you can consider doing one portion at a time.

6. Braiding

Braiding is fun as it is what you’ve been looking forward to since the beginning of the process. Divide the portion of hair into three parts and get set for the braiding. Take your time to ensure you come up with clean and neat braids at the end of the process.

A Guide On How To Black Braids Men


7. Repeat the Process

Once you are done with the first portion, repeat the exact process with the rest of the portions in your head. Do this until you are done with all the hair on your head.

8. Flaunt

When you braided all the hair, you are done, and now you can enjoy the outcome of your hard work. You can always perfect your braiding by trying it on friends and family.

9. Maintenance and Care

Black braids men require you to care for and maintain them well so that they can serve you for a relatively long time. You should sleep with your hair wrapped or wear a satin bonnet to keep the scalp and the hair moisturized.

When the hair gets messy, you can use a little gel to put it back in position. It is not advisable to wash your hair when in this style because it is a short-term hairstyle.


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