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Knotless Braids

Knotless braids have become extremely popular in the past 3 years. They are similar to box braids but differ as there is no knot used at the start of the root. This means no tension therefore a great protective style that will minimise hair breakage.

Knotless braids are complex to execute so it is important to get a stylist who can do them well. Knotless braids are created through the feed-in braid technique. This involves adding small amounts of braiding hair extensions gradually as you braid down the hair. It will help give the flat appearance and evenness of the braid. Due to the lack of knots, the braids look very natural and seamlessly blend into your own hair. Do not be surprised if you try them and permanently replace your go-to box braids with knotless braids.

With the use of the feed-in technique and lack of knots, the knotless braids feel very light on the head. They are also painless when installing and have zero discomforts felt during the 24 hours that you would normally have after getting box braids. You can use the same hair extension braids used for your box braids and similarly choose different sizes and colours you want to choose from; normal, jumbo, or small. It takes 4-8  hours to install and can last up to 6 weeks.

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Afro stylists doing Knotless Braids

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Rori D.
E5 9, London
5.0 (4)
Knotless Braids
6 hrs
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Rita O.
E5 9, London
5.0 (16)
Knotless Braids
6 hrs
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Jade M.
N1 6, London
5.0 (4)
Knotless Braids
6.5 hrs
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Osaro O.
E9 6, London
5.0 (4)
Knotless Braids
6 hrs
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Nekeia G.
SW4 , London
5.0 (7)
Knotless Braids
6.5 hrs
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Ozioma O.
HA2 , London
4.9 (13)
Knotless Braids
6.5 hrs
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Simone W.
SE14, London
5.0 (31)
Knotless Braids
6.5 hrs
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Knotless Braids FAQs

How long should you keep Knotless Braids in?

Keeping your Knotless Braids in for long periods can cause more harm than good. Knotless braids, ideally, should be removed within 4 to 6 weeks. If you work out or sweat excessively, then they may need to be removed earlier. As the braid is started with just your own hair there shouldn’t be too much tension but if you are feeling disproportionate and extreme pain or struggling to sleep, remove them immediately. No style is worth your wellbeing!

Do Knotless braids last longer than Box braids?

Well yes and no. Firstly all braids should be removed after 6-8 weeks maximum. Knotless braids can start to look ‘messier’ in a shorter space of time due to the braid being started with your own hair. However some people are able to keep them in longer as there is less tension and therefore feels lighter. Everyone is different, so you should try both techniques and see which one suits you and your styling needs most.

What’s the difference between Knotless Braids and Box Braids?

Technique! Box braids are created by using the synthetic hair to start the braid which produces a knot-like effect. Knotless braids start with your own hair and the synthetic hair gradually being added. As your own hair starts the braid there is no ‘knot’….therefore Knotless.

How many packs of hair do I need to do Knotless Braids?

It is always better to have too much hair rather than not enough. A mad rush to the hair shop mid install is no fun for anyone. It is probably best to discuss with your stylist as there are many factors to think about;
How long will your braids be?
How thick is your hair?
Do you have a big or small head?
How much hair/bundles do you get in the pack?
Are you opting for pre-prepped hair or standard?
Generally speaking, for mid back length and medium size, 5 packs of hair should do. It is best to consult your stylist for confirmation as every stylist has their own technique which may require less or more hair.

How long does it take to do Knotless Braids?

It depends on your stylist. Every stylist has their own methods and techniques. It also depends on the length of the braids. Knotless braids may take longer than Box braids as this technique requires hair to be added at intervals. Generally, it will take between 5-8 hours. It could even take longer so it is best you have nothing planned for the day of your install. A rushed stylist is a messy stylist.

How do you take care of knotless braids?

Take care of your knotless braids as you would any other style…with care. Keep the braids moisturised and covered when sleeping. As the braid is started using your own hair you will have full access to your scalp. Enjoy!