Braidout Results

*Heavy sigh* I woke so hopeful, only to find that my hair hadn’t dried all the way. I should just start expecting my hair not to be completely dry in the morning… or start sitting under my dryer for an hour before heading to bed.


Despite not drying completely and the frizz I caused because I went a bit overboard when separating the sections I still like this braid out. I’ve learned the hard way that not keeping my hair stretched causes a million single strand knots so I’ll keep practicing until I get the perfect braid out.


I think I like the texture I get from twist outs a bit more, like here and here. What’s your preference? Twist outs or braid outs?


  1. At least you seem to be quickly learning what works for your hair and what doesn't. I've been natural nearly six years and I'm still learning!

  2. Wow, I would never have guessed it didn't dry through all the way. Either you have picture taking skills, OR its really not that bad. I would take these results as a win from the looks of it.
    Also, if you didn't indicated the difference, I wouldn't know the braid out from the twist out. But! I do have novice eyes in this area, so it all looks great to me. The rest is fine print.

    1. Author

      We are our harshest critics lol. The areas that didn't dry ended up frizzing up more during the day.

  3. I think your braid out looks almost like a twist out. It's nicely defined.

    Initially I preferred braid outs because I felt like I got more texture but that was because I did not get my twist out technique down yet. Now, I prefer my twist outs but definitely I like them both better on stretched hair.

    1. Author

      Thank you Michelle. Your twist outs are drool-worthy!

  4. I like the shiine you got!
    I often leave the braids in during the next day as well. That ensure that the braids are totally dry.

    1. Author

      Thanks! I'm definitely going to have to start planning to keep my braids in longer for future braid outs.

    1. Author

      My frustration with not-fully dry hair is going to be a reoccurring theme…. I can feel it in my bones lol. And thank you!

  5. I like the results of your braidout! Personally I prefer braidouts, they give my hair a fuller and more natural look

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