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Natural Hair Care Examination Information
"Braiding styles can be broadly classified as visible and invisible. A visible braid is a three-strand braid that employs the underhand technique, in which strands of hair are woven under the center strand. An invisible braid or inverted braid, also a three-strand braid, is produced by overlapping the strands of hair on top of each other."
Invisible Braid - This is only part of the information in this section of the textbook:
The invisible braid uses an overhand pick-up technique. It can be done on the scalp or off the scalp, with or without extensions.
Complete instructions and illustrations for the invisible braid are in the Milday textbook on pages 434 - 435
There is information in the Milady textbook for basic cornrows which would be a visible braid on pages 447 - 448 as follows:
Procedure - This is only part of the information in this section of the textbook:
"To create a panel, start by taking two even partings to form a neat row for the cornrow base. With a tail comb, part the hair into a panel, using butterfly clips to keep the other hair pinned to either side."
"Divide the panel into three even strands. To ensure consistency througout the braid, make sure the strands are the same size. Place your fingers close to the base. Cross the left strand under the center strand."
"Cross the right strand under the center strand. Passing the outer strands under the center strand this way creates the underhand cornrow braid."
"With each crossing under, or revolution, pick up from the base of the panel a new strand of equal size and add it to the outer strand before crossing it under the center strand."
"As new strands are added, the braid will become fuller. Braid to the end."