So in April as some of you may know, I chopped off a lot of my hair that had been chemically processed, leaving only my natural roots. I’m currently on a mission to grow and maintain my natural hair up to a length where I can comfortably wear it in public. At the moment, my hair is a bit too short so I use braids as a protective hairstyle, while my hair grows underneath.
What extensions/ type of hair do you use?
I use a brand of synthetic hair called ‘X-pressions’ – in colour 1 or 1b (off black)
How do you wash them and how long can you wear them for?
I wash mine every 2 weeks with a no-sulphate shampoo and dry as usual. The length of time you can wear this style again depends on the length and the thickness. With mine, I normally leave it in for about 2 months/10 weeks and then take them out. I would say the maximum they should be left in for is about 3 months, as the weight of the braid can cause your hair to break (especially around the edges/hairline where hair is weakest)
Coconut oil, Sweet Almond oil and Shea butter are great moisturisers for the scalp while wearing this style.
I will be taking out the braids next week and I want to try something new; maybe a weave, but the hair (brazilian etc) is sooooo expensive so i’m stuck really. If you have any ideas, please comment below!