I cannot believe it’s been 40 weeks since my last relaxer!! It’s also been just over 8 weeks with these braids on my head. It’s now time to remove them. They have loosened quite a bit but they still look neat. It’s time to remove them though before the knots get crazy and difficult to manage.
I’ve given the braids one last wash and I am going to smother them with a detangler. I use Organic Root Stimulator Shea Butter lotion (pictured). See this post on how I remove braids and detangle hair afterwards. This is how I remove my braids (as well as my daughters) every single time. It assures I lose as little hair as possible through breakage.
I will give my hair some tlc for the next 2 weeks before I decide what to do next. I will make sure to deep condition often as well as moisturise the hair adequately.
For everything braids and braid care take a look at this post where I detail everything I do to the hair to prepare for braids, while I have braids and after removing them.
I will put up another post once I have removed the braids. It usually takes me a few days because I undo for a few hours a day. I begin from the back of my head so I can tie the braids back and it doesn’t show that I’m undoing them.
- Hair update – 36 weeks post relaxer (africanhairblog.com)