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Braid-Out Natural Hair with a Satin Scarf

By January 27th, 202129 Comments

NylaCoils writes:

Hey ladies!

I just had to share my new signature style! I recently discovered a new technique, from this video by ZanandRob:

Here is my video showing how I did mine:

I really like this better than a twist out– I received more definition and elongation than normal, which literally knocked out 2 birds with one stone!

Have you tried this technique?


  • pretied bandanas says:

    It's look like you cover every thing in this Article. This is great and finally got something to learn after roaming around the other blogs.
    This should keep me busy for a while! Thank you so much.Hope I will get some great stuff soon from you.Great work.
    pretied bandanas

  • Annie L. says:

    Ditto Jo Somebody! I was thinking I need to start rocking the scarves as a neo-Judo style, lol!

    Also thanks Shelli! The posters' use of the scarves versus other techniques wasn't clear to me but those reasons are quite interesting. I don't like to change my texture but actually love the the idea of keeping the scarves in in 3 large plaits. Thanks ZanandRob and Nyla.

  • Nyla Coils says:

    Thank you everyone for the compliments. To answer a couple of questions:
    Using a flexirod- is a little different. The hair is stretched more with the scarf.
    My hair didn't have straight roots- the young lady that initially did the style is texlaxed. I am 100% natural.
    Also, I think my hair dries faster with the scarves versus a regular braidout!

  • Jo Somebody says:

    I think it looks great! It's probably just me, but I quite liked the hair with the ribbon plaited into it in the first vid as a style on its own! :-F

  • Tahlove says:

    I tried this style last night on my dry stretched 3C/4A-ish hair…fail. I think it may have turned out better if I would have wet it a bit before braiding. Oh well, maybe next time.

  • Anonymous says:

    Very creative ladies! I love the effect satin scarves,scrunchies, and my pillow case have on my hair. It stands to reason it would work well intertwined (sorry anon 10:10, that may not be a word) with our hair.

    For those that have tried this method…Does the satin in your damp hair increase your hair drying time?

  • ♥ Halicakes ♥ says:

    Great idea!!! Love it!

  • Leo the Yardie Chick says:

    My hair's too short/thick to even try to pull this off. ^^; Maybe when it gets longer in a few months' time.

    Yes, I'm hopeful. 😀

  • Natural-E says:

    I'm trying this tonight, i will let you all know how it goes for me (btw my hair is bottom of my chin length on the sides and at the top of my shoulders in the back when curly, very thick and course).

  • Anonymous says:

    In regard to Alice's comment, this same youtuber also has a video where she cornrows the satin scarf into her hair to create waves at the roots. This is just one version of the style. If you visit her blog, she has a lot of pics posted and I think her results are very nice. Also, she is texlaxed (I know some people consider that no different than a relaxer, but just wanted to put it out there in case anyone was interested).


  • Alice says:

    Straight roots with waves on the ends don't look good to me. Am I the only one that feels this way??

  • Anonymous says:

    Very clever idea. I'll have to give this a try one day. ~KF519

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki, I was actually going to send in pics of a silk scarf braid out on dry hair about a week or so ago! I discovered this video in October and did my first silk scarf braid out of my hair after it was straighted for a few days. It created "beach waves." After that, I did it on my "regular" curly hair. However, the day that I was planning to send you pics, I had used a new product for me, Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Smoothie. It didn't really do much for my hair and I didn't like the way it came out that day, so I deleted the pics. Regardless, I've had nice results with this technique. Someone above asked how this is any different from a regular braid out. Maybe the youtuber doesn't discuss this in the video, but on her site she explained that her ends are thinner and would come out very scraggly with a regular braid out because the braid would get thinner and thinner towards the end. However, adding the scarf created a consistent wave to the very end of her braid. In regard to those with natural hair, it creates a deeper wave in the hair than a normal braid out because your hair only makes one section of the braid. That means that that section of hair is being stretched further for each turn of the braid.


  • Anonymous says:

    Lmbo @ anon. 2:27!
    Nice hairstyles ladies!

  • Anonymous says:

    are the birds okay? where did the stone come from?

    (look up the word "literally" – sorry if i seem like a jerk, but we all need to do our part to nip the increasing misuse of that word in the bud… figuratively.)

  • Anonymous says:

    Curlmebella on you tube who has non texturized hair used this technique and it came out really nice. I would like to find some more pictures of this using smaller satin ribbons with short hair.

  • Anonymous says:

    this is a great idea!!! I just got in from shopping if I saw this earlier I would have picked up some fabric while I was out. Right now I alternate between twist n curls and bantu knots. I bet this will be 1000% easier and more comfortable to sleep in. Cant wait to try it!!!

  • Breanna says:

    Check out these lovely ladies and their hairstyles.

    *Edhill1988 "Bc Chop"

    *Naptural85 New video Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyle

    *love this photo in black/white with pretty fluffy afro

    *Ninapruitt Satin Braid Out part2

  • Anonymous says:

    Whoa… that is really cool. Obviously I know nothing about braiding that this is such a novel concept for me. Both were good videos, and the 2nd vlogger did great for her first time! Thank you for posting this for different lengths of hair.

  • Anonymous says:

    trying this tonight!

  • HairPolitik says:

    Wow! This is amazing! I am definitely going to try this! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Anonymous says:

    Nyla…I love this!!! I'm going to try this Saturday. Thank you soo much for sharing!!


  • BreukelensFinest says:

    wow! ive never seen something like this. i love the versatility of natural hair. i feel like i learn something new everyday!

  • Quite says:

    hmm I may try this one! Im new to all this but I think tying that scarf around the root will stretch the hair! well, thats my prayer anyways. This is a lot less labor intensive than putting clips on the end of twist outs to get them to stay down when the hair is in that awkward, in between stage…

  • Anonymous says:

    Wouldn't a flexirod achieve a similar result? I guess sleeping with a scarf vs flexirod would be more comfie though.
    Thanks for the videos.

  • Anonymous says:

    Go Nyla, it's your birthday, go Nyla!!!! Great video and nice technique!!! From Missycee!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Guess I am not seeing the benefit of using fabric as opposed to just braiding the hair without it? This looks very labor intensive to me.

  • sarah says:

    i saw this a while back and shared it with my friends who still relaxed, as the original vlogger is relaxed. it gives a soft wavy-curly texture that's beautiful. good to see it works on curly hair alike.

  • RoseofSharron says:

    Interesting technique with great results! I've never tried it, but may soon! thanks for sharing.

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