How to Tie Micro Braids at the End

by Maude Coffey ; Updated September 28, 2017

Micro braids are miniature braids that result from braiding natural hair with hair from extensions. Thin or damaged hair is not recommended for this hairstyle, according to Waiting two weeks after receiving a relaxer treatment and moisturizing the hair before receiving micro braids are also recommended. The end of a micro braid needs a knot to prevent the micro braid from unraveling.

Hold the braid at the end between your pointer finger and your thumb.

Separate a long, thin strand of the hair at the base of the braid from the rest of the loose hair. Wrap the hair around one of your fingers to form a loop underneath the braid.

Wrap the loose hair around the front and place the ends of the loose hair through the loop to form a knot underneath the braid. Tug on the hair gently to secure the knot.


  • Practice the knot on a mannequin head of hair before beginning the braiding process on a client or friend.

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Maude Coffey retired after 10 years working as a professional body modification artist in the tattoo industry. She is certified in principles of infection control and blood-borne pathogens. Coffey received additional training and classes, such as anatomy, jewelry standards and aftercare, from the Association of Professional Piercers. Coffey aims to educate about safe tattooing and piercing practices while writing for various websites.