The Satin Strip Braid-Out

2014-04-28 16:16:42

The Satin Strip Braid-Out

Here's how to blend your hair while transitioning.

The satin strip braid-out has been my rock over the past few years. As an early transitioner, I used the technique to create texture where there was one (severe heat damage will do that to ya). In the later part of my transition, it was my go-to texture blending style. It is the perfect style for a weekend or special night, and requires minimal skill. There are two methods to the satin strip braidout, and both yield similar results. Which one you go with is simply a matter of the current state of your hair. Let's jump right in:

Method 1

Recommended for early transitioners or naturals looking for 100% texture blending

This method involves braiding the satin strip into your hair from the root. For new transitioners, this look creates texture and uniformity from the root to the end--with the added benefit of not having super tapered, crinkly-looking thin ends that most regular braidouts result in. For naturals, this method also creates that same texture and uniformity all the way down. It is perfect for any texture of hair, seriously! Satin strip braid-outs on looser hair textures will result in increased definition, and tighter, coily or kinky textures will see more elongated hair.

Watch the video tutorial:

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Christina Patrice

Christina Patrice

By day Christina is the Director of a nonprofit program at UCLA. By night, she's The Mane Objective. She's happy to have the medium to do what she loves and be who she is - a hair obsessed product junkie.

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