Articles

What lasts longer braids or twists?

by love nova lovenova

They get popular because they are versatile and low-maintenance, especially during the summer months when you’d rather be out soaking up the sun instead of fussing over your 613 frontal wig all day. Not to worry , you’re not alone! If your braids don’t last as long as you’d like, there are a few ways to make them last much longer.

 

For many of us, protective styles are a great method for length retention. Some of us have mastered wearing them for one week or even two or three. Then you have those of us who wear them for the long term — four, five, six, or even more weeks. So, the question is: How do we do it? How can you master long-term protective styling?

 

Your edges will also remain fresher. Doing both may sound like overkill but many women lose their headscarf during sleep, only to find their braids pressed up against a moisture robbing cotton pillowcase. Keep frizz down and 40 inch lace front wig intact with these materials.

 

To avoid frizz as much as possible, wrap your 5x5 lace closure wig with a secure silk or satin scarf at night. A silk pillowcase is a helpful back-up, but nothing will keep your edges maintained like a scarf will. No excuses!

But your regular wash routine will absolutely cause frizz at the scalp – not to mention how long it’ll take to dry all of that hair! Instead, use a root rinse or treatment, like Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Clarifying Scalp Treatment, to cleanse your scalp.

 

It only take a couple of minutes to moisturize your hair. Just like EVERY other living thing on this earth, your hair needs moisture to survive. The number #1 moisturizer for your thirsty roots is water

 

A daily buildup of dirt or sweat can cause pores to clog and product build up. This is a recipe for disaster of a scalp and hair. Go here to learn how to wash braids without creating much frizz.

 

Consistently pulling on your hairline will weaken your thirsty roots. No need to destroy your edges over styling. Simply limit these kind of styles to 1 or 2 times a week instead of daily.

 

This means after 4 weeks you have some new growth and the braids around your front hairline…(Edges) can begin to look a bit rough.

 

Some women have been able to effectively wear braids for 4-months with serious care. We recommend a maximum of 2 months. New growth can cause the hair to be pulled on from heavy braids or constant tugging from them. Sleep patterns and daily movement can weaken or damage the new growth from consistent stretching.

 

The braids or twists around your edge and the front and back of your hair are normally the ones that look a little more rough and in need of sooner upkeep. The ones in the middle are not as exposed or affected by styling, so they tend to look newer, longer. Get a touch up on a few rows in the front, sides, and back of your hair before you do away with them all. It’ll save you time and money.

 

It’s officially braid season! Thank the Lord. Because as much as I love my signature Diana Ross ‘fro, nothing makes me more excited than 3 full months of braids and twists to give my hair a break.

 

They are great protective style options and with the heat that we experience in the summer, they’re the best and easiest option for the weather that’s ahead. As great and simple as braids and twists are, they still require a certain amount of maintenance for upkeep of the style and your natural hair.


Sponsor Ads


About love nova Advanced   lovenova

18 connections, 5 recommendations, 308 honor points.
Joined APSense since, June 26th, 2020, From zhengzhou, China.

Created on Oct 17th 2021 20:35. Viewed 96 times.

Comments

No comment, be the first to comment.
Please sign in before you comment.