4 TIPS ON HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR BOX BRAIDS / PROTECTIVE STYLES
The autumn/winter season is upon us and its getting colder but you want to put your hair into a protective hairstyle, well I will be giving you 4 tips on how to take care of your hair while wearing box braids.
#1: KEEP YOUR HAIR & SCALP MOIST
Moisturising your hair is very important. Just like every living thing on this planet our hair needs moisture to survive and the top moisturizer for our roots is WATER!
To make things easier & fun invest in a SPRAY BOTTLE which you can purchase from most beauty supply stores or online.
You could fill up a spray bottle with a leave in conditioner of your choice, water and natural oils such as almond oil, coconut oil, castor oil etc. These oils are very good for soothing & maintaining moisture. This can also help to keep your hair clean and neat.
Try your best to avoid un natural products when keeping your braids moisturized.
#2: WASH YOUR BRAIDS ONCE A WEEK (MINIMUM)
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Believe it or not during the day the build-up of dirt and sweat can accumulate, causing your pores to clog and products that you have already used in your hair to build up which is terrible for your scalp and hair when untreated. So, washing your braids once a week with shampoo will help clean your hair & your scalp.
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#3: REDUCING UP-DO HAIRSTYLES, PULLING & HIGH MANIPULATION
When you constantly style your hair in high up-dos such as buns or pony tails, this will pull on your hairline which can cause tension possibly resulting in weakened, thinning edges and roots. Ladies there is no need to destroy your edges over hair styles! Remember you can still do up do hair styles with your braids but just don’t do it too often.
#4: TRY NOT TO KEEP YOUR BRAIDS IN FOR TOO LONG
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Some ladies have been able to obtain growth and strength while wearing their braids for as long as 3-5 months with a serious hair care regime, however I would recommend the maximum of 2 months. Once new growth starts to form in your protective hairstyle this is an indicator that your hair is growing which is always positive news however if not treated properly your hair can be pulled on depending on the weight of your braids or from constant tugging.
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Anyways Sis, I hope this helped some of you and good luck with your protective style Journey! xxxx