Braiding is one of the oldest hairstyles of the world. It was practiced by the African people in ancient times. In many parts of the globe, braiding is still a popular hairstyle and is considered to be elegant and sophisticated. Braids might not be all that easy to create but they look good on almost everyone. The most common way of braiding is the simple three strand braid but with little practice you can learn how to create many other braiding styles like the cameo braid, decorative braids, French braid, four strand braids, five strand braids, eight strand braids etc.
The more the number of strands the tougher it is to braid. Most braids usually take around fifteen minutes. They are not very easy to create and need practice. A person with long or medium hair will look good with braids which are also known as plaits. A cameo braid is a braid wrapped over a bun. For making this braid you will need some hairpins, a covered rubber band and a bun ring or a device that makes it easy to wrap your tresses in a neat bun.
In order to create the bun with the help of a bun ring you need to pull the hair through the centre of the bun ring for a neat finish. The hair then needs to be tucked backwards above the ring and you have a perfect bun. The market is flooded with all types of bun rings in many colors and designs.
Making the cameo braid step by step:
Using a hairbrush, remove all the tangles from your hair.
Gather all your hair leaving only a small section left free. Make a pony tail and keep it in place with the help of a covered rubber band.
Next, a bun ring has to be placed over the ponytail.
Take one-third of the hair from the ponytail and keep it wrapped around the bun ring. Insert some hairpins to keep it in place.
Gather the remaining hair fro the ponytail and wrap it around the bun in a similar fashion you did earlier.
The leftover section of hair needs to be braided using the three stranded braid technique. Make three sections of the leftover hair. The right section has to be crossed over the middle section so that the original right section becomes the middle section and then the left section has to be crossed over the middle section so that the original left section becomes the middle section and so on.
Finally, that braid has to be wrapped around the bun’s base. Make it stay in place by using hairpins.
The time taken to do this hairstyle is ten minutes. The difficulty rating given to it is medium, as it needs practice. It is best done on long and straight hair.
Hair care tips for making the cameo braid:
For easier braiding and better braids, just follow the following hair care tips which will make your hair healthy, therefore resulting in beautiful decorated braids.
You can wet the hair a little bit before braiding it for better results.
Make sure to brush the hair nicely at first, as there should be no tangles.
Do not make very tight braids; it has been proved that popular modern hairstyles which include tight braids can lead to permanent bald patches. If the braids are too tight, they will pull the hair away from the scalp, and hence your hair will either become weak or you will have hair loss.
It is advised not to comb wet hair. It first has to be dried out and then the tangles have to be removed.
Never use a hard brush. Your brush should have correctly spaced bristles.
Never twist or tug at your hair unnecessarily.
Always brush your hair before going to bed every night.
Always make sure that your hair is trimmed regularly. Avoid using hair sprays on a daily basis.