Natural Hair:Braid Maintenance

Hey Curlies,

I have been so busy lately. I'm currently participating in a mentor program for college freshman and I am in the process of moving which is taking up all of my time.

Anywho....

As some of you all  I know, I got box braids last Saturday and they are keeping up pretty well. They still look nice and fresh. I will say that I can see just a tiny bit of new growth.My hair is growing fast! Here is how I have been maintaining them.

  • Spraying my hair once in the morning and once at night with Jane Carter's Leave-In Conditioner. I spray both the braids, ends and scalp
  • If I feel that my scalp is dry, I use a light moisturizer only in the problem area
  • At night I wrap a scarf around the edges and pull the rest into a loose ponytail


That's it! I feel that if you have a protective style, you should not have an entire list of things to do. It's called a low maintenance style for a reason. I will wash them eventually, but not anytime soon. I will tell that process also once the time comes.

Things to Remember

  • Keep your hair moisturized
  • Always create loose ponytails so that edges will not become stressed
  • Do not apply heavy products to your scalp. It will cause buildup
-Victoria(@ClassyCurlies)