I’m back in braids! I had my hair braided on Monday. They were done by the same person who did my braids last time (also the same person who braids my daughter). I used the same type of braid as last time (Expression), the only difference is that this time I chose colour 340. I wasn’t too sure about it at first but I decided to just go for it anyway. It’s a reddish brown but my dark hair does show through making it appear a bit darker.
I will keep the braids for eight weeks (until mid-March). I will care for them as follows:
- Wash weekly and apply conditioner that has been diluted in water, then put on a shower cap for an hour or so. Diluted conditioner is easier to rinse off afterwards.
- Moisturise daily with braid spray. I like African Pride bride spray. I will spray the braid spray generously until the braids feel damp. I will use my spray bottle – it helps me moisturise much faster.
- I will apply T444Z hair food to my scalp weekly after each wash when my braids dry.
I’m glad I got braids. It gives me a break from detangling and combing! I’m hoping to retain some length as well as thickness when I take them out in eight weeks time.
- Hair update – 8 weeks post relaxer (africanhairblog.com)