With this fun technique, you create a stronger, more longer-lasting crimp using braids. The trick is, you braid 18 gauge wire into each braid and it helps form and set the crimp.
We used this technique in Corrina’s cornrows for our 6th Sense Hair Oil hairstyle.
To get the look, first i sprayed her dry hair with Masterbraider, then I braided her hair in cornrows. Once I reached the base of her hairline, I took a long piece of wire and began braiding it into the free-hanging braid.
To do this, you will need to bend the wire in half, and then flip it upside down and hold it by the ‘v’ where it bends, so the ends are hanging. Hold the ‘v’ against your 3 braid sections, taking one end of the wire into one section, and the other wire end into another section of the braid. Continue braiding as you would, incorporating your wire into your braid. When you reach the ends of the braid, use a clear elastic to secure it.
You can do this on as little as 6 free braids or corn-rowed braids on one head of hair to be able to get the effects of the wire. Larger braids won’s be effected by the wire.
Once your braids are in, apply gentle heat by sitting in the sun. You can wear your braids as long as you like, knowing that when you take them down, you will have an awesome crimped hairstyle to rock. 2 for 1!
When you are ready, take your braids out, slide the wire out, shake your hair out, and rock it. Your wires will look insane when you take them out. Put them aside to use in an art piece later on in life.