Dry wrapping African-American hair requires you to keep a few very important things in mind. Find out how to dry wrap African-American hair with help from a hair professional in this free video clip.
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Hi. I'm celebrity hair stylist Darico Jackson. And today I'm going to show you how to dry wrap African-American hair. So, the purpose of dry wrapping is to actually maintain the style, especially if you have smooth styles or even if your hair has a lot of volume and you want to remove a little bit of the volume. You can use a dry wrapping process. Actually wrapping is creating, it's kind of like making your head in to a roller if that makes sense. Because you're wrapping the hair around the roller if that makes sense, because you're wrapping your hair around the roller so that you can get a nice smooth bend. The tools you need for dry wrapping are some clips, a brush and a nice conditioning spray. To get started I'm going to use a Mizani Shine and spray it lightly over the top, then I'm going to brush it through for even distribution just to make sure that every strand is covered. When you're wrapping hair, you want to start at the top. Then that way it'll prevent it from buckling up there at the top. Again, you're going to brush it around the head just like your head is a roller. So, starting at the top, you're just going to brush and smooth around. When you're brushing it around, you also want to keep in mind the style that you had. Sometimes it's nice to brush it in the direction of the style or even you can brush it opposite the way that the bang swings, to add a little bit more volume when you comb it down. So, as you start to brush it around, you want to use the clips to help you along. So, you take one and clip it on the side as you start. And then you keep brushing it around the head. I always like to go and clip in the back, but on the opposite end. Now, this is the tricky part. This is where everybody messes up. When you get over to this last part, you kind of want to grab it and brush it as one complete unit of hair. And then you're going to take it and smooth it around. Because sometimes if you keep brushing it, you'll disturb the part that you already wrapped in the beginning. You can clip here and finally clip there. Then you want to take a nice silk or satin scarf to tie it up and cover it with because the silk or satin will keep it from getting frizzy on you, so that all of this doesn't go in to vain. A few things that you want to remember. A, after you take the, after you put the scarf on, slide the clips out. That's why you want to keep them on the lower half so that they're easy to come out. Because if you leave the clips in you might get clip lines in there. So, additionally, you don't want to use a lot of clips because you'll have a lot more to take out. Try to use as few clips as possible on the process. A wrap is something simple and easy to do at home, it's a great way to preserve your look and also if you have a roller set, it's a wonderful way to take out the parts and give you a nice voluminous smooth style. And that's how you dry wrap African-American hair. I'm Darico Jackson, thanks for watching.