As you might have guessed already, knotless braids are a variation of box braids. The difference is that, unlike box braids, these don’t include the small knot that sits at the root of the scalp.
Box braids have been a go-to style for women of color for decades. Now, many are happily turning to a knotless version of the look.
Traditional box braids can protect natural strands and are easy to maintain. Plus, they can look absolutely gorgeous.
However, there are a few hard truths about box braids. They can be painful, are heavy-weight, and susceptible to buildup within the knots created at the base of each braid.
The truth is, braids don’t have to hurt. And knotless braids can be an amazing alternative to the traditional box braids.
Though you’ll need to do your part for maintenance, a finished knotless style can last up to six weeks. So, it’s important to keep your braids clean in order to extend the life of the style. And, of course to keep them looking neat and stylish.
Depending on the size, the length, and the thickness of your hair, this style can take up to nine hours. This style is created using a feed-in technique. Braiding hair is added to a person’s natural hair in small pieces. This results in a plait that lie flat and isn’t as heavy on the scalp. It’s essentially a painless alternative for anyone looking to rock a head full of box braids without putting added pressure on your scalp.
At VIP, a lot of beauties have been rocking knotless braids with our new accessories! We have a variety of hair accessories that have been trending lately. And they’re perfect for knotless braids. They don’t add extra weight and they complement the look of this chic style.
To control frizz, you can slick down your hair with mousse or a lightweight gel.
In contrast to box braids, this style provides less tension on the scalp. And this is important because if your braids are tight, you’ll have irritation. Then comes the redness and your hair can pull out from your scalp. This can lead to scarring over a long period of time.
Our VIP Beauties agree that doing away with the tight knots makes the process of getting their hair braided a more pleasurable experience.
Also, with knotless braids, you don’t have to wait several days for them to loosen up. You can immediately wear your hair any way you choose; up, down, side, etc.
Overall, this style is much healthier. In essence, you’re preserving your hair. There’s only the weight that your natural hair already has being started with the braid. Plus, this style uses a lot less hair compared to the traditional box braids.
Swing by to check out our new collection of accessories and to book your appointment for knotless braids!
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