BRAIDED HAIR is stylish and a great way to keep your hair out of your face. They are the perfect way to make your hair look a little more trendy. There are different types of braids for natural hair but box braids are the perfect solution to rocking a protective style while adding plenty of length — you know, just to have a little something to throw over your shoulder. Other types of braids include
● Side parted braids ● Sleek Cornrows ● Middle parted fulani braids ● Braided Up-do ● Jumbo braids
Steps for Maintaining Braids or Twists
Protect Your Hair At Night
A silk headscarf or a satin pillowcase will help keep your braids from drying out. Your edges will also remain fresher. Doing both may sound like an overkill but many women lose their headscarf during sleep, only to find their braids pressed up against a moisture robbing cotton pillowcase. Keep frizz down and hairstyles in tact with these materials.
Keep Your Scalp Moist
Break out a Spray Bottle and spray your thirsty roots. It only take a couple of minutes to moisturize your hair. Just like EVERY other living thing on this earth, your hair needs moisture to survive. The number #1 moisturizer for your thirsty roots is water.
Redo Your Edges After 4 to 6 Weeks
On average, hair grows 1/2 an inch per month. This means after 4 weeks you have some new growth and the braids around your front hairline…(Edges) can begin to look a bit rough. 2-months in you will feel like you are pushing the limits of HOTNESS..lol.
Let’s take care of this by simply taking out the braids along the edges. Detangle and conditioning that hair before re-installing those few braids you took out.
Don’t Wear Braids For Too Long
Some women have been able to effectively wear braids for 4-months with serious care. We recommend a maximum of 2 months. New growth can cause the hair to be pulled on from heavy braids or constant tugging from them. Sleep patterns and daily movement can weaken or damage the new growth from consistent stretching. Fragile ends or breakage goes totally against “Protective Hairstyle” so please, Be Careful!
Wash Braids Bi-Weekly (Minimum Recommendation)
A daily buildup of dirt or sweat can cause pores to clog and product build up. This is a recipe for disaster of a scalp and hair.
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