Hair Supplies to do Yarn Braid Extension;
(2) Bundles of acrylic black yarn
(1) bobby pins
When braiding on natural hair, you always want to be extremely gentle with your hair. If you are not careful with your hair, that will reflect in the health of your hair. Too much rough handling on your tresses will result in split damaged ends and hair loss which in the long run stunt the growth of your hair.
Wearing a protective style like this Yarn Braids Extensions Hairstyle is great in retaining length but if you always comb aggressively or handle your hair in a rough manner, many of your hair saving methods will go to waste.
Also, remember when that you do Yarn Braids Extensions you can make your braids as long as you want. The ultimate look of a style is to your discretion.
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa-caGu5-0E
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IoJ93jzLCI
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHXA4q72AT4
Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au4ZYPF4vbQ
Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orc7LC0D9Ro
Part 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHOX4XdPH04
Part 7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YhJ8kUTgp0
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Here we are in step 2 of the yarn braids style in this step I will be showing you in detail step-by-step how to do your own your yarn braids before we begin braiding I will first show you how to prepare your yarn you want to make sure that you predetermine how long you want to leave of your braids to be whether you want them above your shoulders your shoulders were below your shoulders I will show you how to prepare your yarn for your style once your pieces are prepared I'll show you step-by-step how to braid your yarn before you actually begin braiding your yard braids you want to make sure that you have already measured out pieces of yarn that you will be using to braid your hair so to begin you want to know exactly how long you want your yarn braidsrace to be an hour my arm brace to fall past my shoulders maybe a little bit above mid back so what you want to do to help you as a guide to know how long your pieces will be visibly going to take the yard on this for you have here you want to unwind a very long amount just to give you an idea of how short or long you want your braids to be so I am just going to why this off my your piece that I have here number online probably about 2 to 3 feet now my yarn braids are not going to be that long but this will help me as a guide to how long so you can simply take your scissors in your going to cut the yarn off from the spool and now it is extremely long piece that I have here I have one end of it and I'm going to take this in place it where I want it to be so if I want my yard braids to be somewhere bit back a little higher than mid back it is probably going to be at my rib cage here so I'm just going to take the end of my yarn piece just wanted a place that my rib cage now I'm going to bring it up to the side of my head here to stretch and see how long I want it to be so when I pull the thread up this is exactly where it meets up to the side of my head in this point as well goes down to my rib cage so now what I do is I take this finger that's up here and I leave it there and I also have my finger here at the bottom below simply want to do is let this piece go with his hand so they can meet down at the bottom of where the yarn meets so where that piece meets here I'm going to cut it off so that I had even an even piece of yarn so I am going to place my finger here and then I'm going to cut this piece of yarn and now want to premeasure to make sure it's the length I wanted to be so to make sure that the yard braids fall kind of mudpack or little bit higher than mid back I want to make sure that it's my rib cage at least top of my rib cage so I am going to go ahead and find the middle point of this your data to pieces that even down here and then am going to place it at the side of my head to see exactly where it falls and it falls exactly what I wanted to be right at the top of my rib cage so now this is the exactly length that I would like for my yarn braids to be if you want your yarn braids to be a lot shorter you only wanted to hit your shoulder then make sure that you rest you are see where on your shoulder here and then you will pinch the yarn and cut exactly where you wanted to be and I will serve as your length so now my length is of how long I want my yarn to be I'll use as a guide to cut all of the individual yarn pieces were my braids so once again I'm going to take this piece that's the exact length I wanted to be and I'm going to grab the yarn from my spool of yarn meet the cut piece that I have to the beginning of the yarn and I'm going to try both pieces all the way perfectly down as possible that I can and then where is going to take my scissors to cut my new piece of yarn to match that length now I have two pieces of yarn that are the same length and if I measured again to the side of my head it falls right at the top of my rib cage so just continue to cut pieces to make sure they are the length so that all of the lengths of your braids are the same so once again I grab my piece of yarn and grab 2 pieces or just simply one of them since they are the same length so I will just used both of them that I've cut and I'm going to place this here on this yard draw it all the way up to the end and then I'm going to take my scissors and I'm going to cut the yarn to make sure matches so now I have read pieces of yarn and if I make sure the bottoms are equal and put it back up to the side of my head is still falls exactly what I wanted to be when you are doing yarn braids we will be using 3 pieces of yarn to do so you can use more in your using more yarn draw it all the way up to the end to I am going to take my scissors and then I am going to cut the yarn to make sure it matches that length now I have 2 pieces of yarn that falls right at the top of my rib cage so just continue to cut your yarn pieces so that all of the lengths of your braids are the same so once again just continue to cut pieces that are the same length so that all of the lengths of your braids ae the same so one again I am going to grab the lengths that I cut and I am going to place this here on this yarn draw it all the way up to the end and then I am going to take my scissors and then i am going to cut the yarn to make sure that it matches so now I have 3 pieces of yarn and if i make sure the bottoms are equal and put it back up to the side of my head it still falls exactly where I want it to be when you are doing your yarn braids we will be using 3 pieces of yarn to do so you can use more yarn but using more yarn allows for you to have bigger braids so what I will show you is with these 3 pieces of yarn how you will braid them onto your head now that you have already measure out your yarn pieces for your yarn braids I will show you how to position your hands on the yarn so that you can install the yarn for your yarn braids so what you need to make sure is that you already measured out your lengths we will be using 3 pieces of yarn you can use more yarn you could use maybe 2 pieces but 3 pieces the typical size that you want to stick with for your typical yarn size braid so if you are familiar with doing individual braids like zillions or single braids or box braids the same technique for positioning your hands applies even though we are using yarn but I will be showing you the same technique applies to yarn so what you want to do is make sure that you divide the hair into its parts so we have 3 pieces of yarn here and you simply want to divide this into two thirds and one third so we simply will just take one of the pieces of yarn away from the other you are so much you divide that now is perfectly broken up because now in my left hand I have two thirds of the I originally had in my right hand I have one 3rd of the yarn that I originally had so next what you want to do is take your one 3rd and throw around and wrapped around his two thirds first to form a 3rd part so now the small pieces going to wrap around this to 2-3rd is like that in your going to bring both the ends together and make sure they are of equal lengths for all the parts and now here we have 3 legs for our braid this 3rd you have here I brought the piece back around itself so looks like now there's 2 pieces and there's 2 pieces here in 2 pieces here as well so now you have this hair that's divided equally into 3 parts for your braid since your braid consists of 3 sections as well so to further position your hands what you want to do is take your right hand the three main fingers of your right hand position it around your peice that we had in the beginning so that small 3rd they wrapped around two thirds you want to position 3 of your fingers) as close to the meeting point of all the pieces of yarn as possible once you do that you take your left hand insert your index finger into the middle of these 2 sections here and your middle finger is on the outside with your thumb on the outside as well and all the rest of your fingers will wrap around the thread just like this so once again I will show you exactly how you want your hands positioned for the braid to take this 3rd off and bring it back with the 2 thirds making sure all of the legs are equal now what you do a separate this piece of thread into a 3rd and two thirds so I am going to pinch one off now is perfectly separated into one 3rd and two thirds now you going to wrap the 3rd around the two thirds to form your 3rd leg of your braid so once all the ends are neat and perfect and now you have 3 points for your braid so the part that was originally a 3rd you take 3 main fingers of your right hand and position it on the hair there any take your left hand insert your index finger into the opening of these 2 pieces here and on the outside you have your thumb your index finger and the rest of your hands will go around hair just like that so you once again to answer your index finger your thumb in your middle fingers on the outside in all the fingers just wrap around the hair and that's how you want to have your hands positioned now the last step is to simply take your right hand swirl it underneath insert your index finger through and hold that piece of hair there in between your index finger in your and now this frees your left hand so that you can use your right hand for braiding so once again I'm going to show you what just happened so now that you have your hands positioned on your thread you are going to take your right hand firmly holding hair going to twirl underneath insert into that v opening there with just your next finger and pinch the thread between your index finger in your thumb and I your right hand is ready to braid my your left hand is for so now that you know how to position your hands on the pieces of thread now will show you how to braid and your left hand is free so now that you know how to position your hands on the pieces of thread in your yarn braids before you begin braiding your yarn braids you want to make sure that you prepped the section of hair that you will be working on so what you want to do is take your comb and part your hair and a desired section that you want to begin your braid with also you can use a spray water bottle to mist your section of hair to help you part your hair and detangle through as you prepare your hair for your braid so what I will be doing is taking my spray bottle I will just slightly missed the section hair that I want to are to help me part my you want to take your comb and you are going to part a section of hair that you that you will be working I will start by my ear to show you how big you want your part to be if you are familiar with doing individual braids like box braids you want to go along with that measurement of how wide or big you want your part to be so the section the hair that I will be braid is about half an inch on both ends of how wide you want your part so now you want to take your comb and you're going to detangle through your section of hair and then you are going to apply a little bit of hair gel to the ends of your hair to begin braiding for your yarn braids to begin braiding I will quickly show you once again how to prepare your hands on your yarn so what you want to do is make sure all the ends are equal to one another and you going to take one of the thirds wrap it around the two thirds and then the part that was originally a 3rd you want to position 3 fingers on your right hand on it and then take your left hand insert your index finger and use the rest of your fingers to hold the hair in place once you do that you going to twirl your right hand underneath insert it through this opening with your index finger in you and pinch the hair this in between your index finger in your together this frees your left hand and now with your right hand we are going to begin braiding so I am going to go right up to my part where I am on my section of hair here and now what you want to do is take your left hand and put it over your head to help assist you as you are braiding your first yarn braid so what you want to do is take your left-hand and gather all of the hair with the 3 main fingers of your left hand which is your thumb your index finger in your middle finger so now what I will do is I will take my right hand now open up my next finger and my index finger and my thumb and I will grab all of the hair that I have in my left hand in between the index finger and thumb of my right though I will grab all of the hair there with my index finger now that I am holding hair going to take my left hand and I am going to grab the yarn that's on top position it with my 3 main fingers and then I'm going to turn my right hand to right turn to the right keeping everything nice and tight I hold the hair with my left hand excuse me I hold the thread with my left hand and I take my index finger inserted through this opening I created once I twirled my hands to the right I hook this bottom piece of bread here and I add that to my left hand so now my right hand is free and my left hand has 2 pieces of section 3 to take my right hand 3 main fingers and I am going to grab the hair and the thread together so once I have down that I have two section pieces of hair my left hand, twirl my left hand to the left and in this v opening I am going to take my index finger put it through and hook on that bottom piece of thread there so I am going to add that thread to my right hand here and now my left hand is free once again and i have 2 separate pieces in my right hand every time you have to section pieces in either one of your hands you are going to twirl your hand to the desired direction so since i have 2 separate pieces in my right hand, twirl my hand to the right and it creates an opening here in-between those 2 pieces and now that I’m holding my left hand to the thread i take my index finger i hook the bottom piece with the thread in the hair hair and add that to my left you going to continue this process a couple more times to make sure that the braid is secure so now i have 2 different sectioned pieces of yarn in my left hand in my right hand the 3 main fingers will hold a piece of hair there was a sad 2 sections of hair here mature my left hand to let the left hand gets twirl to the left the right hand just want to the right so as you see here two pieces I am going to twirl that to the left and in this opening in between those 2 sections I am going to hook my right index finger and i want to continue the same process two pieces here so i twirl my right hand to the right in this opening I’m going to hook the index of my left hand now to pieces on my left hand so i twirl my left hand to the left insert my finger into the opening there and hook the bottom piece so now you know that you for the braid on pretty securely if you can let go without unraveling and as you can see a braids started to form here so from this point which want to do is make sure that all 3 pieces are distinct and you're going to put those pieces into your fingers and continue to braid down to the very bottom the reason why it's great to put gel at the ends of your hair here is because once i start braiding past the hair the slick gel on the ends helps the hair to a really flat with the yarn then you are just to keep braiding all the way down to the very end of your yarn braid now you are going to continue to braid down onto the very bottom to you can no longer go any further so now once you braided to the very bottom for you want to do is grab the end of the braid that you found with your yarn you want to twirl around your finger and create a knot so you just simply creating a not at the very bottom of the yarn braid once you create a knot you are going to all the night very tightly as tightly as you can and as flat as you can so you can use your fingers to just really flatten that knot and make it extremely tight were going to take our scissors and you are going to go back to your yarn braid in you are going to cut directly below that knot there this creates a very safe seal at the ends of your braids so that your braid doesn't come down so if you have any extra threads sticking out of the braid you simply grab your scissors and just snip those pieces all and that is your complete yarn braid so once again i will show you how to braid your yarn braid so he was a pretty 3rd from the two thirds of the yarn wrap the 3rd round of two thirds position your right hand on the 3rd piece and now the other piece you insert your index and wrap the rest of your fingers around the hair like so take your right hand turn it under insert the index finger of your right hand and pinch that hair that's underneath your index finger between your thumb your index finger and now your left hand is free and your hair is still section pieces and we are going to braid so now once you bring your hands up to your hair your section of hair your hair should already be prepared section the little bit of gel so now with my left hand when I’m going to do is grab all of the hair securely in my 3 main fingers make sure that I have all of the hair here then I am going to take my right hand open up my index finger and my thumb and grab all of the hair in between my index finger and my thumb so once I grab all of the hair and take this piece to move it to the side out of the way a position at piece in between my left hand with my 3 main fingers my right hand has two section is a pair of which were my right hand to the right so I am going to twirl my hand to the right and take my index for my left hand insert it and hook that bottom piece of yarn so now my right hand is free and my left hand has 2 pieces of hair I take my right hand again in 3 main fingers wrapped be here in the thread it is my left hand has 2 pieces of section here is where my left hand to the weft in between opening at creative and hook my index finger and add that piece of thread that to that hand and i have one section of the left hand with my 3 main fingers and once again the section that has 2 separate distinct pieces you will turn that to whatever section so my right hand gets turned into the right which creates a opening so I am going to insert the index through in hook the bottom piece to add to my left hand now my right hand has one section of hair my left hand has two process repeats the left hand rotates to the left insert into the opening of the bottom piece of thread and then continue the same process for the thread and once I have hooked the thread onto the braid well enough i should be able to let go of the thread in the braid is still intact here so now from this point i can bring my left hand that was over my head down more comfortably keep the sections divided as you see here and just continue braiding to the very bottom of the thread you would just continue braiding to you get to the very bottom until you cant go any further all all once you braided down to the very bottom you just want to grab the bottom grap the bottom of your yarn braid twirl it around your finger to create a knot once you create a knot you are going to squeeze it really tight until its as flat and as tight as you can possibly get it and then you take your scissors once again and then you going to trim off the bottom piece of yarn that's underneath your knot to complete your braid once you've done that you can go ahead and skim any pieces that stick out from your yarn braid and then your yarn braid is complete in this step I have shown you in detail how to do your yarn braid first show you how to section your yard pieces how to position your hands on your yarn and then finally how to braid your own yarn braids in the next step number 3 i will be giving you my best tips tricks and advice for doing your yarn braid style