What Are Heart Braids Hairstyles?
Heart braids are a braided hairstyle design where a shape in the form of a love heart is used. When making heart braids designs, the stitch braiding method is usually used. The position of the heart braids is entirely up to your preference, which can be designed in the middle, back, and sides of the head.
Heart braids can be combined with any other braided hairstyle to create intricate patterns such as lemonade braids with hearts, box braids with hearts, cornrow braids with hearts, and so on. You can create your own art braids.
How To Do Heart Braids?
Before you start making braids, you need to prepare some necessary tools including a rat tail comb, hair conditioning gel, and 2 or 3 packs of hair bundles. With these ready, you can follow the steps below to start braiding your heart braids.
1. Comb Your Hair And Do An Outline Of A Heart Braid
First, you need to comb your hair to remove all the tangles. Then figure out the position and size of the heart shape you want. Next, use the end of the rat tail comb to outline the heart braid on the scalp. If your love heart will be at the side of the head, place the comb at the center of the eyebrows to get an idea of the outline and part the hair into a c-type shape.
The first one will be a round c but the next one will be a c shape that goes all the way down to where the ear starts. After finishing that, you will see a heart shape on your scalp.
2. Apply Hair Gel
Secure the rest of your hair so it won’t get in the way of making heart braids. Then apply some hair conditioning gel to the outline of your drawn heart braids, and brush the hair again, this will give your braids outline a very clean and neat look.
3. Part The Hair Diagonally
When you think you've got the perfect heart shape, use the end of a rat-tail comb to part the heart-shaped hair down the middle, and also apply some gel on the sectioned line. At this point, you should have got two half hearts of the same size.
4. Make Heart Braids
Now secure one-half of the hair and start braiding the heart from the inner corner. The part where you connect the diagonal section to the hair at the bottom is where you need to start adding the hair bundles.
Depending on which one of the stitch braiding methods you use, you will keep braiding upwards until you get to the end of the diagonal part. The end of the diagonal part is where you’ll make the curve by connecting the braid to the hair at the bottom. Note that in order to get a smooth and perfect heart shape, you need to keep changing the direction of your hand.
5. Repeat The Braiding Process And Fix The Ends Of The Braids
For a more beautiful heart braid hairstyle, you only need to add a small number of hair bundles while braiding to prevent your heart braids from being too heavy. Only the rest to do afterward is to complete the braiding of the other half following the above steps. After each completion of your heart braids, you need to connect them using a thread and needle to prevent them from becoming loose.
Some Tips To Get Perfect Heart Braids Hairstyle
There are some details you can pay attention to, which will help you get your dreaming heart braids hairstyle.
1. make sure that your natural hair is completely dry and clean. Once you finish the heart braids hairstyle, it will last for a long time at least one week.
2. Another important thing to note is to make sure the diagonally parted sections line up in the middle so that you can get a more beautiful heart shape.
3. Remember to only use small bits of braiding hair so that the heart shape doesn’t look too bulky.
4. Use human hair bundles instead of synthetic bundles. Because human hair bundles have a longer lifespan and are more durable. At the same time, they can also give you the most natural hair look.