Everything you should know about Stitch braids featuring 25 stitch braids hairstyles
If you’re a lover of braids, you know that there are a ton of ways, styles and even techniques that can be used to come up with the most amazing hairstyles. From flower braid designs to using different mixtures of braiding hair to come up with the perfect faux locs texture, black hairstylists everywhere are always outdoing themselves.
In this article, we’ll take a look stitch braids. We’ll cover things such as what are stitch braids, how long do stitch braids last and how to maintain stitch braids. We’re also going to be featuring details such as the price, different stitch braids tutorials and 25 stitch braids hairstyles.
What are stitch braids?
Stitch braids are a type of braided hairstyle which are achieved using the stitch in braiding technique. In stitch braids, the hair is sectioned into thin or thick horizontal lines. The horizontal lines are then braided into a cornrow using braiding hair. Stitch braids are often done through use of a feed in process where more hair is added as you keep braiding the hair.
How long do stitch braids last?
Stitch braids can last for 4 to 7 weeks depending on your hair texture. Stitch braids/lines tend to unravel fast on some hair textures.
How do you maintain stitch braids?
Stitch braids can be maintained by using a cloth or cotton ball with dry shampoo to clean your scalp, an anti itch oil for when your scalp starts to itch and wearing a silk bonnet or wrapping a scarf when you go to sleep.
How much braids cost?
The cost of stitch braids ranges from $80 to $150 depending on the size, complexity and length of your desired hairstyle.
How to Stitch braids
Stitch braids can be done using two methods. The rubber band method and the no rubber band method. The hair is cleaned, straightened (optional) or stretched and then sectioned. Products such as shine n jam are used to hold the hair together and mousse to give the hair a silky and smooth appearance.
Stitch braids rubber band method tutorial
In the rubber band method, the horizontally sectioned lines are each held together using a rubber band before they’re braided into a cornrow. Find a step by step visual in the video below.
Stitch braids no rubber band tutorial
In this one, the hair stylist sleeks the hair using shine n jam and uses a combination of a comb and their fingers/nails to section the horizontal parts as the move along. Find a step by step visual in the video below.
25 Stitch braids hairstyles
Stitch braids/the stitch in technique is commonly used in cornrows. Stitch braids come in many different variations ranging from ponytail stitch braids, bun stitch braids to goddess stitch braids.
Cornrow stitch braids
These type of stitch braids are braided into straight backs also known as cornrows. Some stylists often use different lines such as zig zag lines while braiding the hair.
Bun stitch braids
These type of stitch braids are tied neatly into a bun after being braided. Bun stitch braids also come in different varieties such as half up half down stitch braids and stitch braids with box braids.
Ponytail stitch braids
Ponytail stitch braids are braided and secured at the top of the head in a ponytail.