Lil Flip braids remains a significant part of the rapper’s personal style even years after his prime. Hip Hop music fans have been accustomed to his signature style braids since his smash hit songs “Sunshine”, “Game Over” and “The way we ball”.
Rappers with braids today can be seen replicating similar styles which we credit to his influence.
Our editorial will provide a gallery of his signature braids throughout the years.
Lil Flip Braids Gallery
Middle Parting Cornrows
The middle parting cornrows are Lil Flips signature style and has been seen to style his hair this way throughout his career. Having a look through our gallery would be evident of that.
Similar in appearance to Pop Smoke Braids who also styled his hair this way before his death.
Flip usually wears his middle parting cornrows thick, however the option for sizing is up to you!
Off Scalp Braids
While Lil Flip normally wore the middle parting cornrows, he would occasionally alternate between them and off scalp braids. If this was the case, he would usually wear a hat.
Similar in appearance with the subtle difference being the off-scalp braids appeared looser as it dangled, while cornrows were more stern and placed directly on scalp.
Video Game Graphics
As a result of Lil Flips success during the mid-2000s his likeness and character was featured in the video game Def Jam Vendetta released in 2003.
The graphics perfectly illustrate his facial features and hair. His signature middle parting cornrows were captured as you can see below.
How to Maintain your braids
Having braids installed is a great feeling as it gives you a new look and confidence. To ensure you maximise your hairs lifeline it’s imperative the proper care and maintenance is applied to your braids. We have provided some tips below to ensure that they stay neat, tidy and clean.
Make sure Braids aren’t too tight
If you experience the pain of tight braids, this is your body informing you they need to be loosened or redone. Not only do tight braids damage your hair but you increase your chances of getting braid bumps and infected follicles which we want to avoid. This could lead to temporary or permanent hair loss, something we want to avoid of course!
Moisturize your scalp
We like to explain it like this, your scalp is an extension of your skin, and therefore it requires hydration and care. A good moisturizing routine helps it keep your hair bouncy, defined and healthy, but most important not dry. Find one best suited for your hair type.
Oil your Scalp
We mostly forget to apply oil on our scalp as were too busy focusing on the ends and length, yet it’s our scalp that hair grows from, therefore an oil routine is super important and non-negotiable.
Protect your hair while sleeping with a Durag
The main purpose of Du-rags and head wraps is to prevent stray hairs from becoming loose or tangled which creates the messy look. Protecting your hair at night keeps it in check.
Ensure you take your Hair out every 6 Weeks
As we mentioned before you’re going to have to ensure you let your hair breathe, then washed and it’s been advised for years that the 6-week mark is the sweet spot.
This is nothing short of good hygiene! Your hair has been exposed to multiple layers of dirt and environmental factors which requires upkeep! Wash days are your best friend and it will repay you which shiny, clean hair.
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