Don’t put aside your hair routine when you have braids, crochet braids, weave or cornrows. Your hair is constantly hungry. It’s important to give it essential nutrients for good hair growth. Your hair will be locked up in braids for 4 weeks at the very most (it’s my limit) and they need to keep hydrated. Don’t be scared by the amount of dead hair you have when you leave your braids. On average, we lose around 70 hair per day, so imagine after 3 or 4 weeks ? I’m not able to claim that braids increase hair growth but when you leave your braids in, of course you have visibly longer hair, but it’s just an impression.
Just remember, how is your hair damaged when you leave your braids, weave or cornrows in for? Oh I can tell you… Sometimes, you’ll have dandruff, itching, split ends, not just dead hair but breakage or loss hair. Why ? Because, feeding hair seems impossible with braids, weave, etc… It’s totally wrong! Most of the time, we must nourish our hair to prevent it from getting damaged after taking out braids. For taking care of my hair under my braids, 1st I shampoo my hair weekly, then I generally use vegetable oils to feed my hair. Know that, when you have braids, it’s easier and convenient to apply a few drops of oil directly on your scalp. With braids, your scalp is more accessible. I use Sunflower Difeel line for my scalp treatment.
They have a full range of vegetable oils, 100% pure especially for hair depending on your needs. And, I like the size that makes it more convenient to carry in my handbag. This time, I use 2 of them: the Brazilian nut oil and the Tea Tree oil. Brazilian nut oil is new in my beauty bag and I discovered it this year. Again, it’s an oil made for Black women or women with curls and dry hair. Brazilian nut oil is rich in Vitamin A and E with Omega-3 fatty acids and Selenium to have beautiful-radiant and soft hair. With Selenium content, it will reduce hair fall and promote natural hair growth. Its fatty acids increase the blood flow to the scalp and boost your scalp’s health by giving you an increasing production of sebum. This oil is essential for your kinky hair, which is typically dry. And the best: it smells good! A pleasant smell to massage your hair as much as desired. I use Tea Tree oil when I have itchy scalp and dandruff due to my braids, which will naturally soothe my scalp. Tea Tree oil is also a booster for hair growth. You can add it into your hair treatment. Finally, I always use the ORS Shealicious Leave-In Conditioning Spray. This moisturizing care is perfect to refresh my scalp with Shea butter and honey. When I leave my braids, I notice that my hair becomes more manageable. I love this hair care line that I often use. To learn more, you can see my previous post about Shealicious.
What about you ? Have you adopted a hair routine specially for your braids, cornrows, weave, etc… ?