12/09/2012

Box Braids as a Protective Style This Winter: A Few Tips

         
                  I am a sucker for protective styles and I will be wearing them until the winter is over to protect my ends. I also want to wash my hair less often ( once a month instead of one a week). A lot of sisters are wearing box braids these days. You might want to wear them too, but be careful with how you wear them. A protective style can go really wrong if not done the right way.

A FEW TIPS:
  • Stay away from hair that will make your scalp itchy. If you are allergic to synthetic hair, stay way from it. 
  • Whether you are doing your hair, or have someone else do it, do not pull on your own hair when braiding it; that can cause permanent damage to your edges. Braiding your hair too tight can also cause unwanted shedding. 
  • Do a good Protein treatment to give the hair strength so your ends don't break off.
  • Wash your hair at least once a month while the braids are on.
  • Grease your scalp with a Jamaican Black Castor oil to remove dandruff. Jamaican black castor oil is a good choice because it will hep the hair grow too, but you can use any oil that will stop the itch.
  • Moisturize your ends with a light leave in conditioner while wearing the braids to avoid split ends.
  • Use tea tree oil to avoid fungus.
  • Wrap your hair before going to bed to keep the braids fresh
 

Nerline Germain
Nerline Germain

Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .

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