1. BRAID SPRAY – most obvious and easiest tip of them all. If you have dry itchy scalp from your braids or just want to keep things a little fresher, braid spray is essential. You can find braid spray at any local beauty supply store. I regularly spray my hair daily if not multiple times a day to provide moisture and relieve itchiness.
2. OIL SPRAY – if you have seen any of my hair care videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QEASLA7lZY) I love OILS. They are a staple in my hair care routine. I believe oiling the scalp when you have braids really helps prevent breakage and promote hair growth while having braids. No one has time to oil the scalp around each individual braid. That’s why I enjoy oil spray; you can just spray down your scalp in sections and rub it in. Much quicker and efficient.
3. Satin Wrap/Bonnet – I still wear a satin wrap every night I go to sleep to keep my edges/braids protected at night and to prolong the wear of the hair. You can find cheap hair wraps at your local beauty supply store. It takes two seconds to put on a wrap at night. I just braid all of my hair in one giant loose braid, secure the end and wrap my hair (making sure my edges are hidden).
4. WASH/CONDITION YOUR HAIR – I have to admit I’m not as consistent with this as I should be however, even though you have braids you should still be washing and conditioning your hair. I try to wash and condition my hair, mostly focusing on my scalp at least once a week. You do not want product build-up and your hair to become too dry. I do not have an extensive wash day routine, I just simply wash and condition. Then I let my hair sit up in a towel for about an hour or two and let the rest air dry. Easy peasy.
*TIP: Please do not wear your hair style for more than 2 months at the most. You want to get the most out of your protective style and take advantage of retaining your hair. You do not want to deal with breakage, alopecia and matting due to wearing your hairstyle too long. I plan on taking my hair out at 6 weeks due to some of the issues with the install.
What are some your favorite braid care tips? Please share.
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Natural Hair update! My curly to straight hair, length check, hair goals and future plans.
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Today I share my tips and tricks on how to grow your hair back from damage. These are the tips and tricks I used that gave me my long healthy curls back after bleaching and damaging my hair. Enjoy!
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So these are my overall goals for the summer that I am really trying to start focusing on now. Please let me know if you would like a detail plan on some of these goals and I will be happy to write a blog post or create a video on it. What are some of your goals for summer?
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I’ve been receiving a lot of compliments on my hair recently (when I actually do it) and I just thought I’d share how I got to this point, as my hair looked nothing like this just a year or so ago.
So, I once bleached my hair blonde, it was manageable and still pretty long. But then I got it professionally bleached to a platinum blonde color! Though, not really what I was expecting, I received a lot of compliments on this unique look. Unfortunately, it completely ruined and damaged my hair! I went from almost boob length hair to above my shoulder hair and it was too thin and damaged to do anything with. I wore weave and tried to maintain this look, but then decided the up-keep was too much and I’d rather dye it back black and work on really taking care of my and restoring it back to health.
Blondish - curly, straight, weave
Platinum Blondish - natural, weave, weave
Back to Black but Damaged Hair - natural wet (no curls), natural brushed out, weave
Now (Back to Healthy)
Here are the initial steps I took in educating myself and preparing my for my healthy hair journey:
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WHAT IS A PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLE?
Typically for me, a protective hairstyle is a heat-free hairstyle used to conceal my ends and “protect” my hair from heat damage, friction, environmental effects, etc. A protective hairstyle is usually low maintenance and can last anywhere from a day to a few months. This could include braids, twists, buns, up-dos, etc.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Protective hairstyles are used to minimize the “wear & tear” on your hair. Without using heat to create a hairstyle, doing excessive tugging, pulling, combing of the hair and concealing your ends, you have a greater chance of encouraging hair growth and length retention.
For me, I usually stick with easy & quick buns for the busy work weeks, sometimes braids/twists that last a couple of weeks (great in the summertime) when I want something to last a little longer and cute up-dos when I want to dress it up but still keep my ends concealed.
Here are some very cute, easy & unique protective hairstyles that are similar to the things I do to my own hair or will inspire some of my protective hairstyles in the future!
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