Pre-stretched or I call them beginner braids, are braids that have already been prepped for you. Whats braids prep??? you really do need to watch my videos.
Its basically the steps that needs to be undertaken before you start braiding, other than soaking and washing your braids before use. We will talk about that later. You need to cut it according to the length of braids you want to install. That is a whole lesson my beauties!.. in the mean time, you can always get a tutoring session with me to find out.
Once cut into seperate hair bundles, you will have to feather, pull or stretch them by hand, with a brush. This is all to get tapered ends, so you dont have to burn the ends or rubber band them. burning ends is what braiders of the past did. Burnt ends are mostly used for bob braids. Rubber banded ends are in style now for braiding styles that are good for special occasions, parties and events. But for long term use, you want tapered ends.
I currently have pre-stertched braids available in select colors and quantities. this is why I offer videos and also I offer to prep the braids for you.
But yes, now you know what pre-stretched or beginner braids are, and why they look different from the others. They are purely made to speed past the physical hair prepping part, but you still should soak and wash you braids though. Once that's done, all you do is install.