Many men are under the impression that braids are a female hairstyle, and that male braided hairstyles are not masculine. This might be a result of braids being associated with long hair, and many men do not have long hair. Your hair does not have to be long to have it braided though. Many hairdressers would recommend you to grow your hair out first because it does tend to look a little better. This article will explore the many factors of a braided hairstyle.
Are you a male who is interested in getting a braided hairstyle? Are you waiting for your hair to get a bit longer? If you answered yes to either one of these questions then you are in luck. Among the many factors featured in this article, you will find advice for growing your hair.
There are braided hairstyles available for people who do not wish to grow their hair out any longer. Unfortunately, these short braided hairstyles still require your hair to be longer than the average male haircut. If you have a traditional short haircut then you will have to grow your hair out a small amount.
Men are lucky in this aspect because their hair grows faster then women due to the amount of water it receives. Black men put water on their hair a lot more than African American women which causes less breakage due to dryness. It should not take long for a male to grow his hair to a desired braid length.
After achieving the desired length you will have one more task to complete before you get your new hairstyle. You must find a reliable place to have your hair braided. You can frequently find people with booths at fairs who claim that they can give you a flawless head of braids for half the cost of a professional hairstylist. Getting your hair done at a booth can be risky. One reason this is chancy is that it is almost impossible to find people who have had experience with their services. However, some people are very good, and you can get hair salon results for a fraction of the cost.
After you have had your hair braided by a professional, private person or a skilled friend, you should be prepared to take care of your braids. If you had your hair done by a certified hairdresser, they should have explained these special instructions to you already. Keep them neat and frizz free by applying gel to each braid. Frequent washing or wetting of the hair will create frizzy braids also, but it can be done if you lightly apply shampoo and rinse sparingly. You can find other instructions on how to take care of your braids online or from your local hair salon.