HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR BRAIDS - 5 WAYS

 Good Day Lovelies, how are we all doing? Hope well.
Before we dive into today’s post, how do you like this hair on me YEAH or NAY? Today’s post is quite different from the norm. Well, I am trying things a bit different and will see how it goes. This is the second time wearing braids since I got back to Nigeria, (check out the very first braids I did HERE), to be honest I am not a braids person if you aren’t new here you will understand. So, I decided to try a different type of braid with a different color and it did turned out beautiful (note in this picture its 3 weeks old), would have made a post when it was brand new but the weather kept acting up. Anyway, I finally did get to take pictures before I take them out, did you know the good thing about box braids or any type of braids is that it protects your natural hair hence it is called protective hair style.

Another good thing about braids is this, once you wake up for work you do not need to spend minutes/hours combing and styling the hair  it’s just perfect as it is and really time managing which has helped me a great deal for work, quick errands and so on. Down below I have shared 5 ways to take care of your braids, keep reading and do not forget to leave a comment while at it. 

Talk to you in my next post, be you, be safe, be kind, stay blessed and remain humble.
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  1. Protect your hair at night. Always wear a scarf when you go to bed made out of silk or satin. This is important whether you have braids or not. The smooth texture will prevent your braids from frizzing and keep your edges looking fresh. This also protects your roots from drying out when you sleep. If you find satin or silk headscarves uncomfortable, then place a satin pillowcase over your pillow for a similar type of protection.
2. Keep your scalp moist. Do this at least two to three times a week, using a leave-in conditioner. This will help prevent your hair from drying out and eventually breaking. Water is the best thing for your hair, so make sure to spritz your hair every morning with a water-based solution with natural oils such as coconut oil or almond oil.
3. Wash your braids. The build-up of sweat and products used can be damaging to your hair so it’s important to wash your braids at once every two weeks. Thankfully, you don’t need to hop in the shower and douse your braids with water if you don’t want to. You can use dry shampoo or dry-wash your hair with by dampening a washcloth with warm water and shampoo. You’ll part your hair and wipe your scalp down in sections.
 4. Extend your style time by redoing your edges. Often, after a few weeks your roots have grown out and it’s time to freshen up your look. Rather than rebraid your entire head, just reinstall the braids along your hairline. After you take out the braids along your edges, take extra care to detangle and deep condition before reinstalling your braids again.

5. Don’t leave your braids in for too long. Protective styling is meant to be short-term. You should never keep braids for break. Keeping your braids for longer than 8 weeks will likely leave you with hair loss longer than 8 weeks. Any longer than that and your new growth will stretch and damage and eventually. Source



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81 comments

  1. Your braids look great! Love that they can be worn for up to 8weeks and in different hairstyles. Also, LOVE your glasses!

    Loren | plaidandsugar.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you dear, yes they can but should be carefully taken care of.

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  2. Great advices, you look wonderful in this hair style :-)

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  3. These are great tips and going through em right now. You are beautiful!

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  4. The photos were amazing, I loved it. Have a great day.

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  5. Honestly you look gorgeous with any kind of hairstyle but this time, you look extremely cool! Not all people look stunning with this kind of braid, but you did it! <3

    xoxo,
    |CHELSHEAFLO|

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    1. Awww Chelshea, I am flattered. Thanks for your lovely comment.

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  6. Totally a good read. I like your braid style.
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  7. You braids look beautiful and I love your sunnies too :) xx

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  8. Interesting tips... I love your braids!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  9. I definitely love this hair on you! It looks so gorgeous with all these braids.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  10. These are great tips! Your braids look amazing!

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  11. You look stunning as always :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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  12. You look amazing in these braids and these are such great tips!

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  13. I think this hairstyle looks awesome on you! A bit of upkeep, but worth it!

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    1. You are right dear, a bit og upkeep is need but its worth it.

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  14. Thanks for these tips, your hair looks so beautiful and healthy.
    Kisses,
    E.
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  15. Your hair is incredibleee!!!
    XOXO,

    Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/a-week-road-tripping-through-california/

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  16. Your hair looks beautiful! So nice braided and I really like that pink cardigan on you! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week and have a nice weekend ahead of you :)

    Away From Blue

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  17. Sounds great! These are really simple but effective tips
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  18. I loove your braids, I always wanted to try out that hairstyle. Thanks for sharing some useful advice, you look stunning *_*
    Also, I am your new follower #307 :)

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  19. Braids are so easy peasy. So glad I made the last-minute decision to braid my hair when I was in Lagos last month.

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  20. Your hair looks amazing dear!!
    xoxo

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  21. Great tips, such a useful post and information to someone who has braids!!! You look amazing! x

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com/

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  22. Beautiful ideas!!

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  23. Your braids look great girl!
    xx- Nina
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  24. Thanks for the tips, love your braids and pink jacket.

    Gemma x
    wwww.jacquardflower.uk

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  25. Your braids looks so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing all oft these useful tips.

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  26. You shared some lovely tips. I have never tried such fine braids. Your braids are looking lovely. :-)

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

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  27. Really love your look!!!

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  28. I'm a fan of these braids. You should wear them more often.

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  29. Your hair is absolutely gorgeous dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  30. Your braids are so beautiful and the hair is well-cared! Great tips :)
    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

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  31. You look stunning in that hair style. More of braids please.

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  32. Braids are so cool!

    Federica Di Nardo
    www.federicadinardo.com

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