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If you want to switch up your natural style, try micro braids. Micro braids look just like they sound. They're incredibly tiny braids, generally worn by African-American women that you can keep in your hair for weeks or months at a time. If your African-American tresses are natural, try braiding them up every now and then in a micro braid style.
Getting the Look
Getting micro braids is a long process. Generally, synthetic hair is braided with your actual hair to result in a long braided style. The braiding process can take hours so you'll need to exercise a little patience because you'll be sitting still for a good chunk of your day. But the results are well worth the efforts.
If You're Just Going Natural
Micro braids are an ideal style for ladies who have decided to swap relaxed hair in exchange for their natural curl pattern. Transitioning from relaxed to naturally curly hair can be tough since you're dealing with two hair textures at the same time. Braiding your hair gives your tresses a break and lets your relaxer grow out without all the daily drama of trying to style your hair.
To get your micro braids, start by using a rattail comb to part a tiny section of hair. Take a strand of synthetic hair and loop it over your set-aside hair section so you have three pieces of hair. This is what you'll use for your braid. Braid hair until you reach the end of your natural hair and you're left with just your two synthetic hair sections. Pull out a third section from your synthetic hair and finish off your braid. Make a slip knot at the bottom of your braid to secure it.
If you don't want to braid your hair all the way to the ends, don't worry. Some ladies choose to leave the last few inches of their hair un-braided. This can look just as stylish as a fully-braided look. Just decide how far down you want to stop your braid and be consistent throughout your entire head of hair.