Monday, January 19, 2015

How to take care of your real hair under box braids

How to take care of your real hair under box braids

Box braids are great way to give your hair a break for a while. They are one of my favorite protective hair style. They require lower maintenance and manipulation which makes it fun, they allow you to take a break from the morning combing and brushing daily.

To protect my hair under my box braids from damages and to keep my braids beautiful I always follow a simple routine. I have been doing this routine for the past three years and it is working perfectly for me so I decided to share it with you. 

What this routine does is, it helps me to keep my braids beautiful for a long time, maintain  good smell and protect my hair from breaking,dandruff ,prevent dryness and tangled braids.

1. Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!

 Moisturizing is very important. I apply my favorite hair spray moisturizer (You can also use any braids spray or your favorite moisturizer) every morning on my scarf and massage it a bit before I style my braids ,from the first day already.I use easy waves oil sheen.This allows me to prevent dryness, dandruff,breakage  and when I will make it easier to take my braids off easily without pain. 

2. Shine bright!!

The second thing I do after I moisturizer is to apply any food hair to my braids so it will shine, prevent tangle and gives good smell to my braids.I use easy waves coconut hair food.

3. Protect your hair line

Be careful with your hair line by not pulling your hair too tight especially in front because one, it will hurt and two,take your hair away(break).

4. Night care 

For all kind of hair a satin scarf is best for night care. If you struggle to keep your scarf the all night ,don't give up and remember to try different techniques to keep it on the all night. but there is also satin bonnet available if you struggling. I use a satin scarf.

5. Shampoo and conditioner

I usually shampoo and conditioner after a month, unless I was very busy with sport and sweated a lot than only after two weeks. What I do is, I apply shampoo than conditioner to my scarf not my braids, rinse and leave it air dry  than use a hair dryer.
Don't worry washing your braids won't damage your braids but will only give a fresh restart,allowing your scale and your braids to be clean. It also prevent smelly braids and heads and most importantly make you feel amazing.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed it. until next time, remember to keep your hair healthy by taking care of it. Mwah!!