I’m known as the “fro girl”, and while I do rock a mean fro during the warmer weathers,when fall and winter rolls through, I resort to using protective styles in order to shield my hair from the cold weather and reduce breakage. So, it’s no secret that my go to choice for protective hair styles is the medium size box braid. I love this protective style for many reasons including:
1) I’m extremely tender headed and can only sit still for less than two hours, so this this the quickest and easiest extension braiding style for me and;
2) It helps me retain length and attain major hair growth.
Ladies, if you are a box braid kinda girl like myself and are looking for tips on how to maintain this protective style during the cold weather check out the tips below:
1.Shampoo Your Hair!
Just because your hair is braided doesn’t mean you can’t wash it. Make sure you use clarifying shampoo to treat your scalp in order to avoid dandruff and any other build up. When I rock my braids, I usually wash it every 2-3 weeks, using my spray bottle to avoid the weight that I would get if I doused my hair in the shower.
To avoid any dryness, make sure you moisturize your scalp and edges daily. Remember just because your hair is braided doesn’t mean that you should neglect taking care of it.
Yes, y’all if you want to prolong your box braid style, then you need to protect it by keeping it in a satin bonnet or hair scarf before you hit the sheets. Simple, right? but you would be surprised how many people forget this important step. Doing this can help you avoid any frizziness and moisture loss.
In order for your protective style to attain growth and length, you need to apply the above tips, otherwise you risk causing major damage and breakage to your hair when braided.
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