What is the name of the social media-trending protective hairstyle? It is Coi Leray braids, thank you very much. This hairstyle, which combines jumbo knotless braids on top with curls on the ends, does not disappoint. So, if you’ve decided to go for it, you might be interested in learning more about the style, from how to do it to what options you have.
This comprehensive guide has been created to provide you with a complete understanding of this celebrity-inspired hairstyle.
What Are The Coi Leray Braids?
Let’s define the Coi Leray braid first before we learn how to do it!
This is a popular protective hairstyle for kinky hair with jumbo knotless braids curled up on the ends. Coi Leray, a well-known American rapper and songwriter, gave the style its name. Her signature knotless box braids with curls became famous and were dubbed Coi Leray braids.
One of the primary benefits of this hairstyle is that it does not add weight to your natural hair. Besides that, the installation process is relatively simple and does not take as long as it does with other black braided hairstyles. At the same time, it works wonders for framing and enhancing your features. You can never go wrong with this stunning hairstyle.
Coi Leray Braids Ideas
There are numerous Coi Leray box braid styles to choose from. We’ve chosen the crème de la crème of them to provide you with some inspiration.
Knotless Coi Leray Braids
It’s no surprise that Coi Leray knotless braids are a popular way to wear the style. They are stylish, fashionable, and relatively inexpensive. Moreover, because they do not have knots near your roots and require less braiding, they put less strain on your scalp. Pop smoke braids, which are currently popular, can add definition to your hairstyle.
Jumbo Curly Box Braids
Jumbo box braids with curls are feminine and ultimately fashionable. They take noticeably less time to make because they are quite thick and chunky. So, if you want a style that is simple to achieve while still allowing you to make a strong fashion statement, jumbo box braids with curls at the end are an excellent choice.
Box Coi Leray Braided Hairstyle For Long Locks
Box braids with curls coming out of the middle of your hair are a surefire option if you have long natural tresses. You don’t have to sacrifice the length of your mane if you leave most of it on the ends, whereas putting it in braids is a great way to tame your unruly locks.
Extremely long Unicorn Coi Leray Braids
Girls who aren’t afraid to stand out in a crowd should check out this mind-blowing hairstyle. Extra long Coi Leray braids are already eye-catching and edgy, but incorporating a rainbow into them takes the hairstyle to a whole new level of daring. In this case, any hair coloring technique will work, from colorful pastel highlights painted on your natural strands to an all-out unicorn hair color style.
Coi Leray braids ensure that your wavy locks are not only tamed and protected, but also camera ready, as the hairstyle is a signature look of a popular musician, Coi Leray. They are universally flattering regardless of your face shape because they are made of jumbo box braids and enhanced with curly ends. As a result, it’s no surprise that girls with natural hair prefer them.
How To Do Coi Leray braids?
For This hairstyle, You’ll Need
- 3 to 6 packs of Xpression braiding hair or the pre-stretched Kanekalon braiding hair.
- Black rubber bands.
- Shine n jam.
- Edge control.
- A rat tail comb.
- Perm rods.
- Hot water
Once you have everything you need, proceed as follows:
Begin by using a rat tail comb to section dry and moisturized stretched hair into thick sections. The number of sections you should have is determined by the number of braids you want on your head.
Apply the Shine n Jam to your separated sections. This aids in keeping the parts neat and taming the flyaways after sectioning the hair.
Begin by braiding your own hair and gradually feed in the braiding hair, as is customary in knotless braids. If you’re going the DIY route, I recommend investing in a wooden hair rack. The wooden hair rack is used to hold the braiding hair while you move along faster.
After braiding your hair to the desired length, secure the ends with rubber bands and leave a bit of hair out at the ends. Repeat the process until you’re happy with the number of braids on your head.
Wrap the perm rods around your ends of hair and dip them in hot water. Using a towel, dry your hair and apply mousse to your braids.
Remove the perm rods from your hair and lay your edges. If you followed all of the steps correctly, you should end up with short jumbo knotless braids with curly ends.
How to Maintain Coi Leray Braids?
What is there not to love about braids? From box braids to Coi Leroy braids, protective styles are always in style. They take a lot of time, money, and patience to maintain, but the results are always worth it. To keep the style protected, moisturized, and long-lasting, we sought the advice of a natural hair expert on how to maintain our braids and keep them looking as good as the day we had them done.
Care For Your Scalp
The most important aspects when wearing a protective style is keeping your scalp healthy and adding moisture to your hair. Your scalp is exposed more than usual. As a result, it is more sensitive to dryness, irritation, and flakiness. To combat this, you must provide your scalp and hair with the necessary hydration on a regular basis.
To add moisture to your hair and scalp, use a leave-in hydrator. Following that, apply a serum to soothe the scalp and relieve any tension caused by dryness. If you want to make your own, get a spray bottle, fill it with water, and mix in hydrating (and lightweight) ingredients like castor oil or tea tree oil. After preparing the concoction, spritz it evenly onto your scalp. For best results, repeat this method at least twice a week.
Wash Your Braids Often
One common misconception is that you should not wash your hair when you have braids. That is completely incorrect. Of course, you can wash your braids without fear of ruining your style. In fact, cleaning your scalp and braids on a regular basis is essential to avoid product buildup, dryness, and irritation.
To remove impurities from the scalp, I recommend using a clarifying shampoo or a micellar water cleanser like the Dark & Lovely Cleansing Water.
You can also dilute your shampoo in a spray bottle by combining it with water. 1 part shampoo (about 2 to 3 pumps) to 2 parts water (about 1/2 cup). After giving it a good shake, apply the concoction to your scalp and gently massage it in (being careful not to scratch the surface). Finally, rinse everything (it’s fine if the water runs through your braids). Conditioning should be done in the same manner.
After cleansing and conditioning, gently squeeze out any excess water with a microfiber towel. You can let your braids air dry or use a blow dryer on a low setting to dry them. It’s critical that your hair is completely dry because you don’t want mildew to grow through it.
Avoid wearing tight hairstyles
The best thing about braids is their versatility. You can wear them down one second and then wrap them in a ponytail the next. However, you should be cautious about how frequently you wear these fun hairstyles.
If your braids are always tight, they are more prone to frizz, breakage, and weakening along the roots and edges.
We’re not saying you should stop wearing these styles entirely, just limit them to twice a week to avoid pulling and tearing. Believe us when we say that your scalp will thank you later.
Redo Your Hairline’s Edges And Braids
Consider redoing your edges every four weeks if you have the time and patience, using a nice wash and some coconut oil to keep the area moisturized. Aside from retouching your baby hairs, think about retouching the braids along your hairline, depending on the style you’re wearing. This will give the impression that you redid your entire look and will keep your style current.
Protect Your Braids At Night
We could go on and on about why you should always protect your hair at night. In short, unprotected hair loses moisture and shine and is more prone to frizz.
To avoid friction and dryness while sleeping, I recommend wrapping your hair in a silk or satin headscarf (or bonnet). Use a silk pillowcase for added protection (and in case you wake up with your scarf on the other side of the room).
Waer Your Braids For A Limited Time
Yes, braids are a style that can be worn for an extended period of time. They should not, however, be worn for a longer period of time. I recommend that protective styles be worn for no more than four to six weeks. Why? Just as you schedule PTO to take a break from work, so does your hair. The longer you leave your braids in, the more likely it is that your hair will break, knot, and tangle. They are, indeed, protective styles, but they are only intended to be temporary.
You can’t live without your braids, can you? Take a break (a week or so) and redo them in a completely different style. Braids should be a fun way to show off a new look, not a pain in the neck for your natural hair.
How Should You Take Care of Your Braids?
Braids are both expensive and time-consuming to install. They are a protective hairstyle that can help keep your natural hair healthy even in harsh weather conditions. They’re also low-maintenance and won’t harm the health of your hair or scalp. However, if you do not maintain and care for your braids properly, things may go wrong.
Moisturize The Scalp As Often As Possible
Moisturizing your scalp is essential because it helps control flakiness and dryness, keeping your head and scalp healthy. Scalp dryness is caused by skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Weeping, crusting, or bleeding of the skin may occur in severe cases.
These conditions can be more difficult to treat on the scalp than in other areas with less hair. Dry scalp can also be caused by dehydration, daily hair washing, weather changes, and harsh hair products.
Signs of a dry scalp include
All of these issues can be avoided by regularly moisturizing your scalp while caring for your braids.
If you’re wearing braids, don’t stop spritzing your hair. For optimal health, your scalp and roots require adequate moisture. Begin by spraying water into your hair and sealing in the moisture with shea butter. Other things that people try include:
- Aloe Vera-based producers
- Coconut oil
- Green tea
- Tea tree oil
- Canola oil
- Home remedies, like apple cider vinegar
Finding the best hair product may require some trial and error on your part. Essential oils or moisturizing shampoo are great places to start.
Use Only Natural Moisturizing Products
You may have heard about the scalp benefits of mineral oils. Avoid braid moisturizers that contain mineral oils, even if you want them to hold as much moisture as possible for the best look. Remember that the products you use can either contribute to or prevent hair breakage.
Instead, natural oils such as almond oil or coconut oil are your best bet. A natural leave-in conditioner can be used as a non-greasy moisturizer.
Be Gentle When Styling
To keep your braided style for as long as possible while keeping your hair healthy, be extremely careful when styling the braids. Whether you want to push them all back or keep them in a ponytail, styling your braids with care will ensure that the strands of hair attached to your braids do not wear out.
Avoid using styling tools that can rip your hair strands apart. To protect your hair, style it with your bare fingers and choose hair ties with a protective coating.
Clean Your Braided Hair
You should not avoid washing your hair because you are wearing braids. You’ll need to wash your hair after sweating and activities like swimming.
I prefer to clean my scalp once a week, either with a damp cloth or with a dry shampoo. Once or twice a month, I do a full wash with a gentle shampoo.
When washing braided hair, use a clarifying shampoo to remove dirt and buildup from the scalp.
Wash the hair from the scalp to the ends in a vertical motion to prevent frizz at the roots and braids.
Find and stick to what works best for your braided hair.
After cleansing, a hot oil treatment can be used to rehydrate the scalp.
It is critical to dry braided hair after washing it to prevent it from becoming damp and attracting bacteria.
You can dry your hair in a variety of ways. You can use the squeezing method to extract water from the braids. Take care not to pull the braids too tight, as this may cause scalp tension.
Squeeze water from your braids with an old t-shirt or a soft towel to dry them. Allow the braids to air dry after squeezing the water out.
The other option is to use a low-heat blow dryer. When using this method, keep the blow dryer away from the scalp. Working in sections allows for a much faster and more efficient drying session.
Refinish The Edges
According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, hair grows half an inch per month on average. This means that after four weeks of wearing your braids, you may notice an overgrowth, particularly around your edges, giving your hair an unkempt appearance.
If you intend to wear your braids for a longer period of time, you may want to redo the edges after 3 weeks. Detangle and condition the hair thoroughly before reinstalling the braids.
Redoing your edges will help you keep your braided hair for a little longer.
Don’t Forget Your Nighttime Hair Routine
Don’t throw caution to the wind at night after you’ve done everything you can to keep your braids in good condition during the day. Wrapping your braids before going to bed is a good habit to develop. A silk scarf protects the edges of the plant and keeps the roots from drying out. It also protects your hair from breakage, keeping the edges looking clean and fresh.
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