Braided hairstyles are a popular choice among people with different hair types and lengths. They are versatile, low-maintenance, and can last for weeks with proper care. However, it's essential to maintain your braids to keep them looking neat and healthy. In this blog, we'll discuss some tips on how to maintain braid hairstyles.
- Wash your braids regularly
Washing your braids is crucial to keep them clean and free of build-up. Use a sulfate-free shampoo and lukewarm water to gently wash your braids. Don't scrub too hard or use too much pressure, as this can cause frizzing and tangling. After washing, rinse thoroughly with water and let your braids air dry. Don't use a blow dryer, as the heat can damage your braids.
- Moisturize your scalp and braids
Keeping your scalp and braids moisturized is essential to prevent dryness, itching, and flaking. Use a lightweight oil, such as the SJL Herbal Blend Hair Growth and Anti-itch Serum, to moisturize your scalp and braids. Apply the oil with a dropper to avoid applying too much, which can cause buildup and weigh down your braids.
- Sleep with a satin scarf or bonnet
Sleeping with a satin scarf or bonnet helps to prevent friction and tangling of your braids. It also helps to retain moisture and reduce breakage. Before bed, gently gather your braids together and wrap them with a satin scarf or bonnet. You can also use a satin pillowcase if you prefer not to wear a scarf or bonnet.
- Avoid excessive pulling or tugging
Avoid pulling or tugging on your braids excessively, as this can cause breakage and damage. If you need to tie your braids back, use a soft, elastic hair tie or scrunchie or scarf to avoid pulling on your braids.
- Keep your edges smooth
Braids can put tension on your edges, causing them to become frizzy or thin. To avoid this, use a small amount of SJL Pomegranate Pomade to smooth your edges and keep them in place.
In conclusion, maintaining braids is crucial to keep them looking neat and healthy. By following these tips, you can keep your braids looking fresh and well-maintained for weeks. Remember to keep your braids clean, moisturized, and protected to avoid breakage and damage.