How to Create Your Base Braids
You should always prepare your hair for hair weave prior to executing the style. Wash your hair weave as you normally do, and give it a good conditioning treatment as well. To create the base to sew your weave onto, you have to braid your head in a series of cornrows. To do this, you’ll need a wide tooth comb, a fine tooth comb, and a hair pick. You will also need 2 to 3 large hair clips to hold your hair away from your face, and a detangling spray of some sort.
Choose the location of the part carefully because you will not be able to change it until you take out the weave. Separate out 0.5 in sections of hair on either side of it. Pin the rest of your hair back using the clips. The first braid you will complete is a small braid that wraps around the outer edge of your face, head, and to the nape of your neck. The perimeter braid will have 2 starts - on either side of the part - but you will combine the ends of the braids together at the nape of your neck.
To show your part, you will braid two rows of hair on either side of the part, away from each other. Work down both sides of the part, braiding small French braids 0.25 in wide. Each of the braids you began on either side of your part will continue on to form full braids that wrap around your head. Tie off all the ends and tuck them into the finished braids so as to hide the tails.