Chapter 18 - Braiding & Braid Extensions

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  • 1. 

    The rope braid is created by twisting how many strands of hair?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      One 

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    A. Two
    Explanation
    The rope braid is created by twisting two strands of hair. This type of braid involves dividing the hair into two sections and then twisting each section individually in one direction. Afterward, the two twisted sections are wrapped around each other in the opposite direction, creating a twisted rope-like effect. The use of two strands is essential to achieve this unique braid style.

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  • 2. 

    Braiding is regarded in many _____ cultures as an opportunity for woman to socialize & form relationships?

    • A.

      South American

    • B.

      Asian

    • C.

      European

    • D.

      Africa

    Correct Answer
    D. Africa
    Explanation
    In many African cultures, braiding is considered a social activity where women can come together, interact, and build relationships. It provides an opportunity for women to bond, share stories, and exchange knowledge while creating intricate braided hairstyles. Braiding is not only a way to enhance beauty but also a means of communication and cultural expression in African societies.

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  • 3. 

    How long do cornrows typically last?

    • A.

      2 to 4 weeks

    • B.

      4 to 6 weeks

    • C.

      Up to 2 weeks

    • D.

      6 to 8 weeks

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 to 6 weeks
    Explanation
    Cornrows typically last for 4 to 6 weeks. This is because cornrows involve braiding the hair close to the scalp, which helps to keep the style intact for a longer period. Additionally, the use of hair extensions or synthetic hair can also contribute to the longevity of cornrows. However, factors such as hair growth, maintenance, and the individual's hair type can affect how long the cornrows last.

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  • 4. 

    An excellent manufactured synthetic fiber that is durable, soft & less inclined to tangle than many other synthetics is?

    • A.

      Nylon

    • B.

      Yak

    • C.

      Lin

    • D.

      Kanekalon

    Correct Answer
    D. Kanekalon
    Explanation
    Kanekalon is an excellent manufactured synthetic fiber that is known for its durability, softness, and resistance to tangling. It is a popular choice for making wigs, hair extensions, and other hair products due to its ability to mimic the look and feel of natural hair. Kanekalon is also heat resistant, allowing for styling with hot tools. Its superior qualities make it a preferred option over other synthetic fibers such as nylon, yak, and lin.

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  • 5. 

    Blowdrying textured hair?

    • A.

      Shrinks the length of the hair shaft 

    • B.

      Makes it difficult to braid

    • C.

      Causes it to stiffen 

    • D.

      Loosens & elongates the wave pattern

    Correct Answer
    D. Loosens & elongates the wave pattern
    Explanation
    Blowdrying textured hair can loosen and elongate the wave pattern. This is because the heat from the blowdryer can help to relax the natural curl or wave in the hair, resulting in a looser and more elongated texture. This can be beneficial for individuals who prefer a less curly or wavy look and want to achieve a more straightened or stretched appearance.

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  • 6. 

    When preparing a client’s hair for braiding, what should you do next after shampooing & towel blotting the hair?

    • A.

      Apply a leave-in conditioner 

    • B.

      Apply a wax, pomade, paste or lotion to hold the hair in place

    • C.

      Blowdry the hair

    • D.

      Begin combing at the end of the hair

    Correct Answer
    A. Apply a leave-in conditioner 
    Explanation
    After shampooing and towel blotting the hair, the next step should be to apply a leave-in conditioner. This helps to moisturize and nourish the hair, making it easier to braid and reducing frizz. The leave-in conditioner also provides additional protection and helps to maintain the health of the hair during the braiding process.

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  • 7. 

    When preparing a spiral rod set, the hair must be completely dry or else the style will?

    • A.

      Appear frizzy

    • B.

      Unravel

    • C.

      Be too loose

    • D.

      Be too tight 

    Correct Answer
    A. Appear frizzy
    Explanation
    If the hair is not completely dry when preparing a spiral rod set, the style will appear frizzy. This is because damp or wet hair is more prone to frizz and lacks the structure needed to hold the spiral shape. When the hair is not dry, it is unable to properly conform to the shape of the rod, resulting in a frizzy and undefined style.

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  • 8. 

    It is NOT appropriate to braid?

    • A.

      Damaged hair

    • B.

      Hair that is moderately long

    • C.

      Hair on the scalp with alopecia 

    • D.

      Hair along the nape

    Correct Answer
    A. Damaged hair
    Explanation
    Braiding is not appropriate for damaged hair because it can further weaken and break the hair strands. Damaged hair is already fragile and prone to breakage, so the tension and pulling involved in braiding can cause more damage. It is important to give damaged hair time to heal and restore its strength before attempting any hairstyles that may cause further harm.

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  • 9. 

    To test the ______ of the hair, you should select a small section of hair at the crown, hold it at the root & the tip, & slide the hair down two to three times slowly?

    • A.

      Elasticity

    • B.

      Density

    • C.

      Wave pattern

    • D.

      Porosity 

    Correct Answer
    D. Porosity 
    Explanation
    Porosity refers to the hair's ability to absorb and retain moisture. Testing the porosity of the hair involves selecting a small section of hair at the crown, holding it at the root and the tip, and sliding the hair down two to three times slowly. This test helps determine how porous the hair is, which can affect how it absorbs and holds onto moisture.

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  • 10. 

    Which style involves braiding the hair when either wet or dry & then opening the braid to create a crimped texture-on-texture effect with added volume?

    • A.

      Braid-out set

    • B.

      Bantu knot

    • C.

      Flat-twist

    • D.

      Nubian knot

    Correct Answer
    A. Braid-out set
    Explanation
    A braid-out set involves braiding the hair when either wet or dry and then opening the braid to create a crimped texture-on-texture effect with added volume. This technique is commonly used to create a natural-looking wavy or curly hairstyle without using heat or chemicals. By braiding the hair and allowing it to dry in that state, the hair retains the shape of the braid, resulting in a crimped texture when the braid is undone. This technique is popular among individuals with natural hair who want to enhance their curl pattern and add volume to their hair.

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  • 11. 

    A coil is NOT?

    • A.

      Similar in appearance to a series of loops when stretched 

    • B.

      A very tight curl

    • C.

      Determined by the diameter of the hair

    • D.

      Spiral in formation

    Correct Answer
    C. Determined by the diameter of the hair
    Explanation
    The coil is not determined by the diameter of the hair. The diameter of the hair refers to the thickness or width of each individual strand, whereas the coil refers to the shape or pattern that the hair forms. The coil can be spiral in formation, similar to a series of loops when stretched, or a very tight curl. The diameter of the hair may affect the overall volume or texture of the coil, but it is not the determining factor for its formation.

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  • 12. 

    A _______ is a flat leather pad with fine teeth used to sandwich human hair extensions so a specific amount of hair can be extracted without loosening & disturbing the rest of the hair during the process of braiding?

    • A.

      Drawing board

    • B.

      Steamer 

    • C.

      Hackle

    • D.

      Diffuser

    Correct Answer
    A. Drawing board
    Explanation
    A drawing board is not the correct answer for this question. A drawing board is a flat surface used for drawing or drafting, and it is not used for the purpose described in the question. The correct answer is "Hackle." A hackle is a flat leather pad with fine teeth that is used to separate and hold a specific amount of hair extensions while braiding, without disturbing the rest of the hair.

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  • 13. 

    Which type of brush is best for stimulating the scalp?

    • A.

      Vent brushes

    • B.

      Nylon bristle brushes

    • C.

      Square paddle brushes

    • D.

      Boar-bristle brush

    Correct Answer
    D. Boar-bristle brush
    Explanation
    A boar-bristle brush is the best type of brush for stimulating the scalp. Boar bristles are gentle and flexible, allowing them to massage the scalp without causing any damage or irritation. The bristles also help to distribute the natural oils from the scalp throughout the hair, keeping it healthy and shiny. Additionally, the boar bristles stimulate blood flow to the scalp, promoting hair growth and overall scalp health.

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  • 14. 

    What should you use to separate hair into large sections?

    • A.

      String

    • B.

      Long clips

    • C.

      Clear elastic bands

    • D.

      Small rubber bands

    Correct Answer
    B. Long clips
    Explanation
    Long clips should be used to separate hair into large sections because they are designed to hold a larger amount of hair securely. They have a longer length compared to small rubber bands or clear elastic bands, allowing for a better grip on the hair. String is not a suitable option as it may not provide enough tension to keep the sections in place.

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  • 15. 

    Cornrows are?

    • A.

      Positioned close to the scalp

    • B.

      Wide rows of visible braids

    • C.

      Ideally parted at random intervals 

    • D.

      Created using a two-strand technique 

    Correct Answer
    A. Positioned close to the scalp
    Explanation
    Cornrows are a type of hairstyle where the hair is braided close to the scalp. This style involves creating rows of braids that are tightly woven against the head, giving a neat and uniform appearance. The braids are typically small and close together, creating a pattern that can be straight or curved. Cornrows are often worn by people with textured hair as a protective style or as a way to express cultural identity.

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  • 16. 

    A cornrow achieved by the feed-in method will NOT?

    • A.

      Place excessive tension on the hairline 

    • B.

      Create a tapered or narrow base at the hairline

    • C.

      Last longer than a traditional cornrow

    • D.

      Look more natural than a traditional cornrow 

    Correct Answer
    A. Place excessive tension on the hairline 
    Explanation
    The feed-in method of achieving a cornrow does not place excessive tension on the hairline. This method involves gradually adding hair to the braid as it progresses, which helps distribute the tension evenly and prevent strain on the hairline. This technique also creates a tapered or narrow base at the hairline, making it look more natural. However, it may not last as long as a traditional cornrow since the added hair may loosen over time.

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  • 17. 

    When producing a French Braid?

    • A.

      You must start with the left section

    • B.

      You must start with the right section

    • C.

      The side section goes over the middle section

    • D.

      The middle section goes over the side section

    Correct Answer
    C. The side section goes over the middle section
    Explanation
    When producing a French braid, the side section goes over the middle section. This is because a French braid involves weaving three sections of hair together, with the side sections crossing over the middle section. This technique creates the signature "overlapping" effect of a French braid, where the hair appears to be woven in a diagonal pattern along the scalp. Starting with the side section going over the middle section ensures that the braid is formed correctly and maintains its desired appearance.

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  • 18. 

    What should you do if your vent brush is missing one of its protective tips?

    • A.

      Discard the brush

    • B.

      Dip the tip in clear nail polish & let it cure

    • C.

      Order a replacement tip

    • D.

      Continuing using the brush

    Correct Answer
    A. Discard the brush
    Explanation
    If your vent brush is missing one of its protective tips, the best course of action is to discard the brush. The protective tips are important for preventing damage to your hair and scalp while using the brush. Without one of the tips, the brush may cause harm or discomfort during use. It is safer and more effective to get a new brush rather than continuing to use one that is missing a protective tip.

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  • 19. 

    Several weeks after creating locks using extensions, the braid will grow away from the scalp. Which method should you use to cultivate the new growth to form a lock?

    • A.

      Sisterlocks

    • B.

      Extension

    • C.

      Coil comb

    • D.

      Palm roll

    Correct Answer
    D. Palm roll
    Explanation
    To cultivate the new growth to form a lock, the palm roll method should be used. Palm rolling involves rolling the hair between the palms in a twisting motion, which helps to encourage the hair to lock and form a cohesive, tight coil. This method is effective in creating and maintaining locks as it helps to train the hair to grow in a specific direction and encourages the new growth to lock with the existing locks.

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  • 20. 

    A(n) _____ braid is a three-strand braid created with an underhand technique?

    • A.

      French

    • B.

      Invisible

    • C.

      Visible

    • D.

      Inverted

    Correct Answer
    C. Visible
    Explanation
    A visible braid is a three-strand braid that is created using an underhand technique. This means that the strands of hair are crossed under each other when braiding. This technique is commonly used in visible braids such as the traditional three-strand braid or a basic plait.

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  • 21. 

    A _________ is a board of upright nails through which extensions are blended, combed & detangled?

    • A.

      Drawing board

    • B.

      Hackle

    • C.

      Diffuser

    • D.

      Square paddle

    Correct Answer
    B. Hackle
    Explanation
    A hackle is a board of upright nails through which extensions are blended, combed, and detangled. This tool is commonly used in the beauty industry, specifically for hairstyling purposes. The nails on the hackle help to separate and blend hair extensions seamlessly, creating a natural and uniform look. Additionally, the combing and detangling function of the hackle ensures that the hair extensions are free from knots and tangles, resulting in smoother and more manageable hair.

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  • 22. 

    Braiders reports that tree braids are faster than some other techniques, taking about how long?

    • A.

      6 hours

    • B.

      4 hours

    • C.

      1 hour 

    • D.

      30 minutes 

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 hours
    Explanation
    Tree braids are reported to be faster than some other techniques, specifically taking about 4 hours.

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  • 23. 

    What is the best material to use for hair extensions?

    • A.

      Synthetic hair

    • B.

      Rayon fiber

    • C.

      Human hair 

    • D.

      Mixed hair fiber 

    Correct Answer
    C. Human hair 
    Explanation
    Human hair is the best material to use for hair extensions because it closely resembles natural hair in terms of texture, look, and feel. It can be styled, dyed, and treated just like real hair, providing a more seamless and natural appearance. Synthetic hair may be cheaper, but it lacks the versatility and authenticity of human hair. Rayon fiber and mixed hair fiber also do not match the quality and longevity of human hair extensions.

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  • 24. 

    Hair texture does NOT refer to?

    • A.

      Density of the hair 

    • B.

      Wave pattern or coil configuration

    • C.

      How the hair feels

    • D.

      Diameter of the hair

    Correct Answer
    A. Density of the hair 
    Explanation
    Hair texture refers to the wave pattern or coil configuration, how the hair feels, and the diameter of the hair. Density of the hair, on the other hand, refers to the number of hair strands per square inch on the scalp. It is a measure of how thick or thin the hair appears.

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  • 25. 

    Which method of locking is most gentle on the hair?

    • A.

      Coil comb

    • B.

      Braids or extensions

    • C.

      Palm roll

    • D.

      Sisterlocks

    Correct Answer
    C. Palm roll
    Explanation
    Palm rolling is the most gentle method of locking because it involves rolling the hair between the palms to create and maintain the locks. This technique does not involve any pulling, twisting, or tension on the hair, minimizing damage and breakage. It allows for a more natural and gentle process of locking the hair compared to coil comb, braids or extensions, and sisterlocks methods.

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  • 26. 

    When the bristles of a square paddle brush encounter too much resistance, they?

    • A.

      Collapse

    • B.

      Break

    • C.

      Bend

    • D.

      Dig into the client's scalp

    Correct Answer
    A. Collapse
    Explanation
    When the bristles of a square paddle brush encounter too much resistance, they collapse. This means that the bristles are not able to remain upright and firm, but instead, they give in to the pressure and become flattened or bent. This can happen when the brush is used on thick or tangled hair, as the bristles are unable to penetrate through the resistance and maintain their original shape.

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  • 27. 

    Which type of comb should you use for separating wet, curly hair?

    • A.

      Finishing comb

    • B.

      Locking/twist comb

    • C.

      Double-toothed comb

    • D.

      Cutting comb

    Correct Answer
    C. Double-toothed comb
    Explanation
    A double-toothed comb is the best type of comb to use for separating wet, curly hair. The double teeth help to detangle and evenly distribute the hair while minimizing breakage. The wider gaps between the teeth allow for easier combing through wet hair without causing damage or pulling. This type of comb is also effective for defining and enhancing natural curls.

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  • 28. 

    Separate networks of curly, textured hair that have been interwined & meshed together are called?

    • A.

      Invisible braids

    • B.

      Fishtails

    • C.

      Dreadlocks

    • D.

      Cornrows

    Correct Answer
    C. Dreadlocks
    Explanation
    Dreadlocks are separate networks of curly, textured hair that have been interwined and meshed together. They are formed by intentionally matting or braiding the hair, creating long, ropelike strands that hang freely. Dreadlocks are a popular hairstyle among individuals with natural hair, and they can be achieved through various methods such as twisting, backcombing, or using a crochet hook.

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  • 29. 

    With proper care, a braided hair design can last how long?

    • A.

      2 weeks

    • B.

      3 months

    • C.

       1 month

    • D.

      1 year

    Correct Answer
    B. 3 months
    Explanation
    A braided hair design can last for 3 months with proper care. This means that if the hair is well-maintained, protected, and not exposed to excessive manipulation or damage, the braids can stay intact for a period of 3 months before needing to be redone. Regular washing, moisturizing, and avoiding activities that may cause the braids to unravel or become frizzy can help prolong their lifespan. However, individual factors such as hair texture, growth rate, and personal maintenance routines may also influence the duration of the braided hairstyle.

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  • 30. 

    It is NOT particularly important to pay attention to the ____ of the client’s hair during a consultation for a braiding service?

    • A.

      Color

    • B.

      Texture

    • C.

      Degree of thinning

    • D.

      Curl configuration

    Correct Answer
    A. Color
    Explanation
    During a consultation for a braiding service, it is not particularly important to pay attention to the color of the client's hair. This is because braiding primarily focuses on the technique and style of the braid, rather than the color of the hair. Factors such as texture, degree of thinning, and curl configuration are more relevant in determining the suitability and desired outcome of the braiding service.

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  • 31. 

    Where should you place the comb to perform the coil comb technique?

    • A.

      Apex of the scalp

    • B.

      Either side of the head at the ears

    • C.

      Base of the scalp

    • D.

      Anywhere on the scalp

    Correct Answer
    C. Base of the scalp
    Explanation
    The coil comb technique is a hairstyling technique that involves twisting the hair around the comb to create coils. To perform this technique, the comb should be placed at the base of the scalp. This is because starting at the base allows for better control and ensures that the coils are formed from the roots of the hair. Placing the comb at the apex of the scalp or anywhere on the scalp may not provide the desired results or proper control over the styling technique.

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  • 32. 

    A disadvantage of lin is that it?

    • A.

      Comes only in blond tones

    • B.

      Is very flammable 

    • C.

      Is only available in short length 

    • D.

      Is a synthetic fiber 

    Correct Answer
    B. Is very flammable 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Is very flammable". This means that lin has a disadvantage of being highly susceptible to catching fire easily.

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  • 33. 

    What are the two broad classifications of braiding styles?

    • A.

      Half & full

    • B.

      Simple & complex

    • C.

      Visible & invisible

    • D.

      Natural or extended

    Correct Answer
    C. Visible & invisible
    Explanation
    The two broad classifications of braiding styles are visible and invisible. Visible braiding styles are those where the braids are easily seen and are often used for decorative purposes. These styles include cornrows, French braids, and fishtail braids. On the other hand, invisible braiding styles are those where the braids are not easily seen and are often used for protective styling. These styles include box braids, Senegalese twists, and crochet braids.

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  • 34. 

    If a client ask for a box braid, which type of braid is he or she referring to?

    • A.

      Halo

    • B.

      Rope

    • C.

      Fishtale

    • D.

      Single

    Correct Answer
    D. Single
    Explanation
    The client is referring to a Single braid when asking for a box braid. A box braid is a type of hairstyle where the hair is divided into square sections and then braided from the roots to the ends. This style is typically achieved using Single braids, where three strands of hair are woven together. The other options, Halo, Rope, and Fishtale, do not align with the specific technique and style of a box braid.

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