Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Braids- How to look after and maintain it.

Braids are usually the fall back style for ladies and they come in all lengths and sizes.  I recently had an influx of clients wanting to do braids and i did try it myself after a few years.

Braids are fairly easy to look after and here are a few suggestions;

1. Braids tend to pull around the hairline so for the first 2 to 3 days, try let it down or tie back loosely. This is due to the initial pain you get from the pressure of the hair. So avoid tying it up too tight.

2.Always make sure to oil your scalp as often as you can using a hair cream . There are no specific hair creams you can use . Cheaper brands will be Dax, Motions etc. More expensive brands will be Avlon and Keracre products. The keracare has a dry and itchy scalp range that has a minty tingle to it. Its most likely suitable for you if you have got dry or itchy scalp.

3. Avoid pulling braids in too tightly to acquire that perfect bun and do not do it too often as the braids could literally pull off hair from your hairline.

4.If you are planning on keeping your braids for a while. say more than 3 weeks; then you will definitely need to keep your scalp clean and your roots rid of product residue. Washing your hair is very important as well as drying it properly. You can use the Organics Herbal cleanse for braids,locks and much more. 

Descriptions for use on label. 

There is also the water based shampoo if you really want the feeling of you washing your hair

Descriptions for use on label. Both products are under £4

5. When the body of my braids gets rough, I usually use hair mousse over it. i apply a generous portion to just the body and tie a scarf round it. Using a blowdryer, I dry it out. That keeps my braids looking smooth and neat for a longer period of time. 

6. Use oil sheen to for added shine and thats it!!



  1. Great tips! I basically failed the first tip cos I had my big braids in a tight bun for a week after having it done. Safe to say my hairline has moved several inches north :(. I also think applying sheabutter is good cos undergrowth sometimes tend to dry out. Works for me all the time. Nice piece (y)

  2. thanks Kara! Shea butter works great as well. cant believe i left that out the post. lol.