Maintaining box braids is essential not only for appearances, but for healthy hair as well.
Here are some tips for maintaining your box braids:
1. Gently wash your scalp and braids with a clarifying shampoo to remove build up.
I recommend doing this bi-weekly or as needed.
Be sure to rinse and dry thoroughly.
2. Moisturize your scalp and braids with a lightweight oil or moisturizing spray to prevent dryness and itching.
3. Avoid excessive pulling or tension on the braids to prevent breakage and hair loss.
4. Cover your hair with a silk or satin scarf at night to reduce friction and protect your braids while you sleep.
5. Refresh your edges and part lines by using a small amount of edge control or gel to smooth down any flyaways.
6. Avoid using heavy products or gels that can cause buildup and weigh down your braids.
7. Schedule regular touch-up appointments to fix loose braids, especially around the edges.
By following these tips, you can keep your box braids well-maintained and your hair healthy.
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