Braids are great for any season. They give your hair a rest and are great protective styles. They can be worn many different ways and in numerous tie-ups, and styles. Braids are very easy to work with however, can be quite a commitment so if considering here are some things you need to know!
Preparing for installation
Starting with a great foundation will help your protective style last as long as possible. This also paves the way for an easy installation. It's always important to make sure that your scalp is properly clarified and the hair is conditioned well. A dirty scalp can clog and damage your pores. This stunts your hair growth and therefore defeating the purpose of the protective style. Clarifying the scalp will allow for a fresh canvas. After your scalp is clarified, it is important to restore the moisture. Braided styles require less frequent wash times. This is important for moisture. Always deep condition the hair to get the hair ready for it’s new journey.
Take Care of Your Hair Nightly
Just like you would care for your hair when you get it done, braids are the same. To keep your braids fresh and lasting longer, be sure to wrap up your hair with a nice silk head wrap. This will prevent major frizzing while you sleep at night. This will protect your edges from frizzing, therefore, delaying the need for a touchup.
Moisture Your Scalp
Because your braids don’t need to be washed as often as you would wash your natural hair, you will find that your scalp can become pretty dry. It is important to rehydrate your scalp . You can use other products like coconut oil or some OGX beauty hair products to soothe your dry scalp as well but try to avoid product build-up as it will clog your pores. A dry scalp is an itchy scalp so be sure to keep it clean and moisturized!
Take Down on Time
Protective styles are meant to protect the hair from any heat and chemicals you may be using on it regularly. As tempting as it may be to leave your braids in for as long as possible, leaving them in for too long can pull on your hair and cause damage. Different braiding styles have different installation times so keep in mind how long you will keep your style and know when it is time to take it out!
Give Your Hair a Break in Between Times or Installs
Apply strengthening masks in between installs to allow it to breath. Also, using human hair instead of synthetic is healthier considering synthetic dries out your hair more quicker than human hair. Check out our 100% human hair extensions and achieve the best look there is today !