My time with my braids is slowly coming to an end and so I thought i'd share with you my do's and don't's when wearing braids.
To avoid potential upset and/or disagreements I must say that everything stated is my own opinion, and all tips given are generated from my own experiences. Here goes...
DON'T install your braids too tightly. If you are getting them done at the salon then don't be afraid to let your hairdresser know if it's too tight.
DON'T pull too hard on your extensions when styling. The tension could lead to breakage and/ or balding, and we don't want that!
DON'T install long, lengthy braids if your real hair cannot take the weight. Box braids be heavy, especially when wet!
DON'T forget about caring for your real hair. Be sure to keep your hair and scalp moisturised.
DO re-do the braids at your hairline every 3 or so weeks depending on how long you intend to keep them in.
DON'T over- wash your hair whilst its in braids as it may not last as long (this is something I've learnt from past experiences).
DO continue to wear a satin/ silk scarf to bed to protect your hair
DO try out different everyday hairstyles. Braids are only temporary so have fun with them!
Speaking of hairstyles... I shall hopefully be showing my braided hairstyles in a few post's time.
I Hope this helped at least one person reading this! You can have a nose around all of my braid- related posts here
Feel free to share your Do's and Don't's when wearing braids.