Here is how to do a super easy DIY 4 feed-in braids style. We have a video to go along with it. However, if you want to follow along by reading, you’ll be able to do that as well. It is a great protective style with four cornrows on natural hair with extensions using the feed-in braiding method. The goal with feed-in braid is to give the illusion that there are no extensions added. It means the integration has to be seamless. It is easily achievable by practicing on your hair.
4 Feed In Braids Protective Style On Natural Hair
Many of you, who will try this, will start with curly hair; it’s best to start with stretched hair. By starting that way, it will make the braiding process easier. Begin by splitting your hair in half down the middle by creating two sections. Create two sub-sections by separating each section by half again, which will generate the four parts that we need. The sub-sections will begin from the front of your head, curving towards the back of your head.
When parting the hair, start by grabbing a little thin in the front, and as you travel, it will get bigger toward the middle and smaller in the back. Some of you are experts in doing your partings, but those of you who aren’t experts, you might require some assistance. If you cannot get help, try to get them as straight as possible.
After unraveling a section, begin the detangling process to get rid of knots. Make sure your hair is detangled to its fullest before the braiding begins. It’s time to start adding your favorite hair product to help smooth the section down. If you have naturally curly hair, you might have some dry areas. In those cases, you just used a water bottle to spray down the hair, but not too much where it is slippery. You can either add products like eco styler or water to keep the hair moist, manageable, and able to last you longer by giving you a bit more of hold to the braids.
How Long Do 4 Feed-In Braids Last?
How many packs of hair do you need for 4 feed in braids? It all depends on the texture, brand, or how thick you want each braid, but on average, it’s about 5-6 packs. This hairstyle will last about a week or so if you choose to keep up with maintenance. Maintaining this style is easy. Use some Jamaican Black Castor Oil on your scalp. Jamaican Black Castor Oil is great for protective styles and keeps your scalp from flaking.
Simple Feed-In Braiding Technique
It’s time to start braiding. Start by grabbing some basic hair from the beauty supply store. Separate the hair into medium and small strands. Pre-section the hair to make it easy on yourself.
The feed-in method can be quick and easy. Again, you’re trying to give the illusion of no extension added. You’re going to begin the braid with your hair and add in the hair as you braid along. A simple braid or cornrow will divide into a left, middle, and right section, basically three parts. When you’re adding the hair extension, you’ll have two areas. You can add that to your index finger and add the other piece to the loose hair. That’s the crucial part, so you will need to pay attention to the accompanying video.
The more hair extension you add as often as you like, the bigger and thicker your braids will be. Essentially, if you’d like larger braids than what you see in the video, add more hair more frequently. Braid it to the back.
Congratulations. You have just completed your 4 feed in braids cornrow protective hairstyle.
We hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. How would you style it? Let us know in the comment.