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Knotless Braids – A revolutionary braiding method that everyone should wear

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Sometimes we find things inside that make us giddy. This time, they are braids without knots. This braiding method has existed since the early 2000s, but it was only acquired recently and has become widespread. We think it’s time to do without knots. But what are knotless braids? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s box braids 4.0. When your stylist makes traditional braids with boxes, they connect the braid to the hair with a knot. Not with knotless braids! Knotless braids include braiding of scalp hair and then feed them with extensions in between. Some knotless methods include feeding once, some twice, and some even three times!

Reasons to go knotless over traditional braids.

Why are braids without knots preferred by celebrities and non-celebrities? Three reasons:

Save your edges. Did I hear an amen from behind? Knotless braids put less stress on the scalp and hair because they are very light. Let’s move on with this.



They look completely natural and last a long time. Very long It is known to last 4 to 6 weeks. Wawu!

They are painless. I know you look away when you read that don’t lie. Regular braids indeed inflict unspeakable pain on the wearer, the pain with which you have to walk with for a few days after been braided, None of this hurts with knotless braids.

These braids give zero breakage. Regular braids include stretching and pulling the hair during installation. But with braids without a knot, you do not gain this experience.

Ideal for fine hair. Fine hair rejoice! Knotless braid is what you need. Sometimes the traditional box braids tend to slip off your hair if you have fine hair. Going knotless with your braids will ensure that the braids remain secure until you take it off.

 The weak side of knotless braids

Honestly, everything has its pros and cons. The disadvantages of knotless braids are that they are quite expensive since it is a special type of technique. But if you have the money to fork over, then go ahead. You certainly do yourself a great service by opting for knotless braids.

Another reason why people cannot easily choose knotless braids is that their configuration takes a long time. A good stylist will be honest with you and will tell you the installation may take up to a day(do we really care about that).

 Preparation for knotless braids

So what should you do to make sure you get the perfect knotless braids? You must wash your hair, then blow-dry or straighten it before you begin to install. I suggest using five packs of Darling Xpression braids due to their light nature and incredible texture.

As you can see, the pros outweigh the cons. Have we convinced you to try knotless braids? If so, take a photo and share it on social media using the hashtag #54history for us to  see.


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Abisola Zainab
the authorAbisola Zainab
Zainab, Zee for short, is a fashion enthusiast. She is a budding individual with the aim to inspire others by providing engaging contents to entertain and inform her readers relating to their belief and lifestyle. A lovely sister and aspiring Engineer. Connect with her on her socials

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