Box braids are a popular hairstyle. They look really cute and trendy, and they also give you a refreshing new look. If you care for your box braids in between your salon visits, you’ll have an interesting, head-turning hairstyle for a long time.
Here are three tips to use to take care of your box braids:
1. Moisturize: You need to keep your hair moisturized and healthy. Moisturizing your hair is an important step in hair care because it ensures your hair is always bouncy and shiny. An effective way to do this is by using a shampoo that contains a natural ingredient called cocculus indicus extract, which is the active ingredient in quality, all-natural shampoos. Another effective way is to use a hot oil treatment on the days you wash your hair. Massage your scalp with warm olive oil, high-absorbent jojoba oil, or any favorite hair oil blend.
2. Use braid night care: Wrapping up your braids will preserve them. Wear a silk scarf. If you think your braids might get unraveled, then wear a bonnet.
3. Don’t over style your hair: Since braids can be styled in many different ways, it’s tempting to tug and twist your hair into different shapes, depending on the day and your mood. Braids can be used to create simple, clean, refined, or contemporary styles. Unfortunately, various “tight” styles also cause tension in the scalp, which can lead to hair breakage and even hair loss.
It is important to let your natural hair “catch a breath” between salon visits. So, give your hair a week or two before you make your next salon visit. Also, be selective about your hair care by using a trusted stylist to maintain the right condition of your hair. Always try to get your braid fix done by an expert stylist rather than a friend with some braiding skills and good intentions.