Hi, folks! Just spur-of-the-moment decided to put together some reference for folks who want to draw/model black characters in their work, but aren't confident they won't make simple, obvious mistakes w/r/t black hair.
- These can cost a LOT to get done. 3 figures is the minimum, 4 is not unheard of.
- The finer the braiding, the longer it will take. 11-15 hours in a salon chair can and does happen. Chunky braids are obviously much less pricey/labor intensive.
- These can take hours in install.
- These can costs THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.
And these require special treatment to extend their wearability for as long as possible. "No swimming" being the most popular.
-Definition. The hair is clumped into distinct coils.
-Low "frizz" (undefined hair).
And the absolute dream? Getting it to last a week, and look just as good on day 7.
-copious application of styling products
-carefully curated drying.
This is 4 hours, easy. But like twists, with luck and practice? You get a week of wear.