7 simple yet effective tips for maintaining braids

 

I can never quite keep my braids on for longer than two weeks, but for those of you who can more power to you sis.

Here’s how you can make them last longer should you choose to:

Keep your scalp moist: Do this at least two to three times a week, using a leave-in conditioner.

Wash braids bi-weekly (This is usually the minimum recommendation)

Reduce up-do’s

Avoid pulling and high manipulation

Redo your edges after 4 to 6 weeks

Don’t wear braids for too long

Protect your hair at night: Wear an extra large silk or satin hair bonnet. While you don’t have to worry about dryness issues if you’re wearing extensions, you can avoid frizz and shortening the life of your braids if you protect them at night.

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How to use Apple Cider Vinegar to stop itching from braids

 
How do you naturally stop an itchy scalp?

I have for the longest time dealt with itchiness owing to constant braiding. A friend advised me to buy Apple Cider Vinegar, as a home remedy to stop the scalp from driving me crazy.

It worked guys, it’s all I ever use.

Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial , anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties.

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For those dealing with hair issues such as itchy scalp or hair breakage, apple cider vinegar might be a great natural remedy to explore.

Here are two different ways you can deal with an itchy scalp:
Rinse the hair BEFORE you install. The girls at the salon won’t do it, so here’s where your DIY skills come into play. Soak the hair braids in a bucket of lukewarm water, an add the vinegar. Let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse it out. Air dry the braids, and head out to the salon.

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Use a spray bottle. If it starts to itch or becomes irritated a few days after braiding, get a spray bottle and put 2 parts water to 1 part apple cider vinegar and spray it on directly on the entire scalp. Let it sit for about an hour and then rinse.

Thank me later when you feel the immediate relief. Girls, what other tips do you have, that would benefit other clueless sisters out there? Drop your comments below.

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