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September 10, 2021

Jumbo Knotless Braids: 5 Tips For Beginners

JUMBO KNOTLESS BRAIDS WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO DO THEM PEARLTHESTYLIST_
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Protective Styles: When To Choose Jumbo Knotless Braids + Tips To Get Started

You want to try jumbo knotless braids, but don’t know where to start—we’ve got you! We featured braiding expert Pearl Ransome, aka @pearlthestylist_ to her 372k IG followers, on “Ask A BTC Expert” for your beginner’s guide to the protective style. Keep scrollin’ to learn all the different benefits of jumbo knotless braids, how to know if your client is an ideal candidate and some tips to get you started!

 

Watch Pearl’s 90-minute online course on BTC-U to learn the braiding technique from start to finish!

 

#1: What are jumbo knotless braids?

This is a protective style that uses large sections and feed-in braids that are not anchored to the scalp. This look requires a fewer amount of braids which reduces tension on the scalp. That’s what makes jumbo knotless braids a great opportunity to give clients a cool, easy-to-wear style while protecting their natural hair.

 

JUMBO KNOTLESS BRAIDS WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO DO THEM PEARLTHESTYLIST_
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#2: How long does the style last?

This hairstyle lasts up to two weeks, so during this time, clients are not using a flat iron, blow-drying or manipulating their hair. This gives the client’s natural hair a break, allowing the scalp to breathe and the hair to grow.

 

#3: Are jumbo knotless braids lighter than traditional box braids?

Short answer: Pearl says ABSOLUTELY. With jumbo knotless braids, you are able to style directly after an installation. “When you flow, your knotless braids flow,” says Pearl. This style is very lightweight with zero tension on the hair.

 

#4: Is your client an ideal candidate for jumbo knotless braids?

Here’s a fast cheat sheet to determine if you should offer jumbo knotless braids during the consultation process.

 

Is this your client?

  • Wants a style that lasts up to 2 weeks
  • Going on vacation, taking photos, etc.
  • Requests an easy, manageable style
  • Looking to protect natural hair and promote growth

 

YES! Jumbo knotless braids are a great option.

 

Is this your client?

  • Wants a style that lasts 4 to 5 weeks
  • Has very short natural hair that might stick out of the braids

 

NO! Jumbo knotless braids are not your best option.

 

Watch the quickie below + CLICK HERE for a full tutorial with every step you need to know!

 
 
 
 
 
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#5: The Secret To Clean Partings

Pearl’s go-to for achieving super clean parts is Shine ‘n Jam that helps the hair lay down flat. First, she applies the product over the partings and slicks down the roots as much as possible. Then, she goes over each line with a comb for precision. Plus, it allows Pearl to manipulate even the finest of hair strands.

 

If you want to start offering this service, here’s the next step: Learn the technique ONLINE from Pearl on BTC-U! Click here.

 

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