You can change up your look by braiding your hair. The two-strand twist and cornrows, also known as the Dutch braid, are two of the most popular braiding styles for short hair. A good idea is to have someone help you braid your hair if you find it difficult. For braiding short hair, you first have to wash and comb it, and then follow the right steps to braid it in the style you want. The following is the complete information about “How To Braid Hair Men?”
How To Braid Hair Men?
Method 1: Hair Preparation for Braids
Shampoo and condition your hair. To get your scalp as clean as possible, use a non-sulfurous clarifying shampoo. Before braiding your hair, moisturize it with a moisturizing conditioner.
- Make sure that the shampoo and conditioner you buy are suitable for your hair’s texture by reading the labels.
- Make sure it does not contain sulfur by reading the ingredients label.
- If you have naturally dry or coarse hair, sulfur can dry it out and damage it.
1. Brush or comb your hair to detangle it.
Immediately after washing your hair, brush it to remove the knots and tangles. When your hair is coarse and/or curly, choose a wide-toothed comb. Your hair will need to be rewet with water if it has dried since you washed it. Use a spray bottle to mist your hair with water after you have washed it. Make sure your hair is smooth and free from knots by brushing or combing it again.
- You’ll have an easier time braiding your hair if you detangle your hair with a brush or a comb.
- Work from the ends of your hair to the roots in order to remove stubborn knots and tangles.
2. Make a center part in the center of your head.
Start at the front of your hair and work your way back. Run the teeth of the comb across your head to separate your hair into two sections. Whenever you do it correctly, a line will appear alongside your scalp. Make sure this part is as straight as possible since it will affect the placement of the other braids.
- You may need help braiding your hair from this point on, so you should consider getting someone to assist you.
3. Make sections in your hair.
The comb should be used to create additional parallel parts that run parallel to the center part you made. When you part your hair, keep in mind that the hair between these parts will make up your braids.
- While creating your parts, decide how many braids you want and how large you want them to be.
4. Hair should be moisturized.
Hair will begin gathering in one area once you create the parts. Apply moisturizer to the strands of hair. Braiding will be much easier when the strands are softened.
- Hair moisturizers include shea butter, argan oil, hair butter, leave-in conditioners, and olive oil.
- Online or in a salon, you can purchase moisturizers.
5. Ensure that all sections of hair are clipped up.
On the bunched-up hair, you just moisturize, pin it or use a hair clip. Once your hair has been moisturized, repeat this procedure with the rest of it. You may need to pin every visible part together with bobby pins or hair clips after you have finished styling.
6. Decide which braiding style to use.
You can create a Dutch braid on short hair by using a two-strand twist, as finding a Dutch braid on one inch or less of hair is challenging. Ideally, a Dutch braid should be worn with hair that is longer than 1 inch (2.5 cm).
Method 2: Making Cornrows
1. Take three sections of hair along the part and separate them.
Using your fingers, divide the hair into three small, equal sections–a left, a middle, and a right section. Use these sections to braid your hair.
2. Substitute the left section for the middle section.
By doing this, you will make the left section a middle section since you crossed it under.
Keep hold of each section separately with your fingertips and make sure they do not come apart.
3. Under the middle section, cross over the right section.
The braid should begin to form once you cross the right section under the middle section. Tighten the braid by pulling on the ends.
4. Continue braiding your hair from the front to the back.
As you continue braiding, grab more hair. You should add the same amount of hair to the braid each time so that it looks uniform.
5. Rubber band the braid’s end if necessary.
If you wrap a rubber band around your hair, it will keep the braid in place and will prevent it from coming undone. Wrap the rubber band around your braids enough times that it is tight.
- The braids may stay in place without rubber bands if you don’t use them.
6. Continue braiding your hair.
You will need to braid several braids across the top of your head to get the traditional cornrow look. Separate each braid by 12 to 1 inch (1.3 to 2.5 cm). Make sure your braids are straight in the mirror after you’ve finished.
Method 3: Creating a variety of styles
1. Create wavy braids by making wavy parts.
Create wavy parts instead of straight ones by moving the teeth of the comb as you create the part. Continue braiding your hair as usual along the part. This will determine the shape of the braids and can make them look wavy.
2. Place your parts in a creative way.
Cornrows running from front to back are not the only way to braid hair. Try mixing up the placement of your parts once you are proficient at tying braids. If you want an interesting style, create parts that run horizontally across your head instead of front to back.
- Alternatively, you can braid in the form of an X or zig-zag pattern.
3. Those with long hair on top of their heads can create a man bun.
Rubber band the ends of your non-braided hair if your head isn’t entirely covered in braids. On the top of your head, you will create a topknot or man bun, which will give your braid a fresh and trendy appearance.
- Hair that is longer than 2–3 inches (5.1–7.6 cm) works best with this style.
Method 4: How to Braid Short Hair Guys?
The hair should be thoroughly washed with a mild, gentle shampoo before braiding. Allow the hair to dry completely before braiding. Use a good quality brush afterward. Ensure that your tresses are knot-free and tangle-free.
1. Part your hair
You should divide your hair into two to three sections based on thickness. Put a generous amount of miracle leave-in conditioner onto your hair. To make your hair more manageable, you can spray water on it to dampen it.
2. Tie your hair in a braid
The cornrows are ready now. What is the braiding technique for short-haired guys? Divide the hair you want to braid into three equal parts, and take a small piece. Gently hold the sections together. Pull the left section over the middle one. Turn the middle section left. Pull the right section over the middle section. Continue the process to make the “X” mark. Continue braiding the hair until the desired length is reached. Use a rubber band to secure the first braid.
3. Braid your hair again
Continue braiding your hair until all of it is braided. This is your traditional cornrow.
As black men’s hair is curly and quite coarse, braiding short hair is often a favorite hairstyle. Short white guys’ hair can also use this hairstyle. You would do the same if you were braiding short hair for white men.
Having grown out your hair is great! Braids are a great way to protect your hair. Even if you don’t have the time to braid, there are ways to get the same effect. You can add color and length to your hair with extensions. To braid your hair and braids together, you need enough hair.
Box braids and other loose styles can be worn by men with shorter hair using extensions. Feed-in braids and cornrows require longer hair.
Although braid extensions are not your own hair, they still need to be washed. To wash braid extensions, separate hair into four sections, two in front, two in back. Make smaller plaits and braid them together. To wet braids and scalp, apply a watered-down shampoo or conditioner. Massage gently until desired results are achieved. After drying, gently squeeze damp hair with a towel to remove excess water. After the conditioner is sprayed around the scalp where natural hair meets extensions, let it dry.
Read and learn more: