The knotless braid, which first appeared in the early 2000s, has become more popular. Unknotted braid is based on the natural hair braid, in addition to the use of wigs for knot braid. In addition to providing a more refined look in braids, this braid maximizes the protection of your natural hair and reduces the tug. In this blog, we'll cover why you should choose a knot-free braid, how to create one, and some of its pros and cons. We also take you through some braiding traditions you may not know about.
Early braids came in all shapes and types, with styles like snakes and fish tails popular in some places. Little did they know that in addition to creating a beautiful look, hair braiding is deeply rooted in history and hides the spirit and politics of the region.
African tribes have had rows of braided hair cultures since 3500 BC. In the age of the demon of egypt, most people would shave all their hair, not only as a status symbol, but also because of the hot climate of the Nile River, the removal of hair and hair can reduce the likelihood of getting head lice, is a way to maintain hygiene. Egyptian aristocrats were popular to wear wigs, and the braid hairstyle was the symbol of dignitaries. Braids were also popular in ancient Greece and Rome. Flavia Julia, the half-sister of constantine the Great, was particularly fond of braids, especially braids, which became a trend among Roman female nobles and became the familiar Greek goddess braids.
American tribes also have braided hair culture. Indians wear double braids parted in the middle. The Mayans had big, exaggerated braids; The Aztecs would add brightly colored strips to their braids. European medieval popular braided bun is very beautiful, the health environment Let someone else, people also resist to take a bath, braided hair is actually one way they keep the hair clean, and culturally head down, women are not allowed were regarded as uncivilized, and sometimes even though women have earrings of beautiful braid, also want to add hair on the hair, Try to cover all your hair.
In the modern era of freedom and openness, braided hair has gradually become popular. Except for some special areas, which still retain the old culture, wigs and braided hair are only used as a way for girls to decorate their hair, and girls can adjust their hair according to their favorite style. Knotless braiding is a very popular delicate look.
Advantages and disadvantages of braiding without knots
Advantages of knot-free braiding:
1.Protect your scalp and natural hair
When your natural hair is too long and you want to braid it, braiding hair adds weight to areas, which pulls on your scalp and makes you feel burdened. Unknotted braids weigh less, put less pressure on the scalp and natural hair, and you'll feel more relaxed during the process.
2.Keep the lasting
A knot-free wig braids several strands of hair tightly together so that you don't have to worry about messing it up during exercise or sleep, and you don't have to worry about frequent or even daily grooming because it's relatively strong and resistant to distortion. Usually, a perfect knotless braid can take half a day or even a day, which is relatively time consuming compared to other styles.
3.Avoid the pain
In general, braiding the scalp with our natural hair tends to feel intense tension and pain, and if the braiding is too loose, it will not last long. Too tight on our scalp can cause discomfort and even headaches. However, if you choose to create a knot-free braid, this saves you the pain of braiding your hair.
Disadvantages of braiding without knots:
1. Higher price
Knotless braids are more expensive than regular wigs because they use a special technique. But if you have enough money, it is recommended that you use it to provide more convenient services for yourself.
2. Braiding time is long
The knotless braid requires hair extensions and braids based on your natural hair, dividing the hair into multiple sections. I believe you can realize the complexity of the process. In general, a perfect knotless braid can take half a day or even a day, which is relatively time consuming compared to other styles.
Although there are some disadvantages to braiding without a knot, on the whole, the advantages of braiding without a knot outweigh the disadvantages, which is why celebrities and ordinary people alike prefer it.
How to create a knot free braid
1. Pre-part unknotted braids
Before creating an untied braid, part the untied braid. Dividing your forehead hair into sections means you want to create several braids. This section is the foundation for the braid, and you need to make sure that each section of hair is tightly tied with the cord to avoid loose extensions and braids. This makes your knotless braid last longer.
Glossy Jam and mouse tail combs are great tools for pre-parting dreadlocks. When you use a mouse tail comb to separate your hair, into its parts, you can apply glossy jam to the creases, fill the creases, and gently stroke your hands in the direction of the loose hair around the creases, to make it look cleaner. Every part of combing, immediately with the hair tie up, until all parts of the hair, part has been tied, pre-part of the braid is completed.
When starting to braid, make sure your hands grip your hair tightly, but not too tightly, so that the braid will look nice and firm. When the braid reaches your chest, you add two more braids to add length and keep the braid full. Meanwhile, add two more braids to the middle of the braid and work your way to the end of the braid. Finally, repeat with the other strands of hair in the previous step to create a large, knotless braid. It lasts about a month.
3.Take care of your hair
Finish by soaking the mousse through your braid, it will make your hair nice, smooth and neat. Then turn up the heat on the hair dryer and blow dry the braid, allowing it to melt. Soak your hair in a pot of hot water for two minutes, making sure you have a thick towel to wipe it down so you don't burn yourself. Then pour boiling water on a towel and wipe down the middle of the braid. This helps flatten the braid and keeps it from swelling too much.
So that's a little bit about the history of braids and the advantages and disadvantages of knotless braids. We've also provided a quick primer on how to create a knot-free braid. If you want to know more, you can follow Alipearl or some braid bloggers on YouTube. In addition, if you need other types of wigs or wig related knowledge, you can also follow us at Alipearl.