It’s about time to Spring into change!
With weather change comes hair change and more fun in the Sun while having less time to worry about keeping a hairstyle. During the warmer months is when many people experiment with opting for braid styles as their go-to style of choice. Why? Because braids are typically low maintenance hair styling options. If you are going for these types of hair options, here are a few things you should keep in mind.
If you will be wearing braids that remain in your head for over two weeks you need to cleanse/shampoo your scalp. Don’t ignore the itching sensation, the itching is letting you know that there is buildup on the scalp and it needs to be cleansed. Simply shampoo your hair as normal using a stimulating shampoo to help control itching and remove build up. Rinse then follow up with a moisturizing shampoo, and then condition the hair or apply a leave in and sit under the dryer for your braids and scalp to dry.
Don’t wear the braid style beyond its expiration date. Every styling option have different wear time spans, see your braided for the best removal time and care for your best hair. Typically larger braids need to be removed faster, they are heavier and may pull on the hair more as new growth come in. Hair that has finer strands and smoother texture should probably stay away from braids all together and/or be very careful in the choice and the length of wear.
NEVER LEAVE BRAIDS with less edges than you started with. When opting for any hairstyles that may cause tension be sure not to allow too much tension on your scalp no matter where on the head. Always alert the stylist/braider of any discomfort IMMEDIATELY.
I’ve worn my faux locs off and on over the past 2 years. While wearing them I shampoo about one every 1-2 weeks. I love my locs but I love a fresh, ITCH FREE ODOR FREE scalp more!!!
Cheers to keeping your scalp healthy while enjoying braids!