It is important to keep your hair and scalp moisturized with braids. A great way to do this is to spray your hair and scalp every day with water. You can end your night with massage of natural oil, such as olive oil on the scalp. Then sit under a steamer or heat cap for 15 minutes. You should also try to spray a light oil on the scalp and hair every morning.
Know When to Let Go
Though braids is a hairstyle meant to be kept in for an extended period of time, don’t be that girl who keeps her braids in forever. It is suggested that your braids be left in no more than 4-6 weeks with a retouch of the hairline after about 3 weeks. Your hairline is the weakest and when it begins to grow out with the braid, it will hang and cause a lot of damage if not redone quickly.
“Post-braid installation, it’s really important to condition your hair with a deep conditioner and clip your dead hair end, to avoid split ends. Your hair has been hibernating for some time and needs tender care and love. Take a scalp treatment and part your hair to carefully massage the oils with a fine tooth comb. While your hair is wet, gently scrape the comb against your scalp to lift all dry skin, dirt and build up—consider this an exfoliation process,” shares stylist and beauty blogger N’Diaye.
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