Three easy ways to maintain your braids

When it comes to protecting your curls, it can sometimes be a hassle because you’ll be running around frantically, trying to decide on a protective hairstyle to save you for the coming months. For me, I can definitely relate to this and always opt for the first style that always comes clutch -- box braids.

Box braids are so amazing! They are super low maintenance, don’t require tons of product, and keep your mane tucked away until you’re ready to release it again. Most importantly, it helps to promote growth for your hair -- something that I truly need because my hair has been struggling of late.

I’ve had my braids in for about a little over 2 months now and have been quite proud to have maintained it thus far with the help of three easy tricks! Now, let me drop the tea so that you’ll be able to continue rocking your braids, stress-free!

Silk bonnets girl/satin pillowcase
Silk bonnets and satin pillow cases can help protect your edges and prevents your hair from getting messy earlier than it should. It also allows your hair to breathe without stripping its moisture. Definitely opt for one of these on your next shopping trip! I promise it will be a life saver!

Moisten that scalp sis
Oil & water is all you really need to keep your scalp moisturized and hydrated. Since your hair will be tucked away in your protective styles for a longer duration, you want to make sure you regularly give it some TLC! Neglecting this step can make for not only a painful situation once you are ready to take off your braids, but it can leave your scalp feeling incredibly dry and prone to breakage. Trust me, I learnt this the HARD way!

Wash your hair
Not going to lie, when your hair is in braids, it becomes pretty easy for it to get dirty. That’s why you want to make sure you are keeping it fresh and clean by washing your hair every so often. I would recommend washing it at least once every 2 weeks, so that it will prevent your hair from accumulating any buildup or smell (yuck!). I would recommend getting anti-dandruff shampoos and conditioners to not only cleanse your scalp, but also keep it moisturized and soft. Then once you get out of the shower, apply your favourite oil (mine is tea tree), to your scalp and voila!

Post BY: Angela


  1. I did the big chop again this past June and since September, I have been wearing braids. I plan to stop wearing them at the one year mark. I am finding maintaining them interesting this time around because my scalp is so itchy and I'm not sure why. I use the same type of hair all the time. Maybe it is because some are cornrows but ... Can;t wait to see what my hair looks like this coming June.

  2. I love the convenience of braids!! I have them in now and I enjoy not worrying about what to do with my hair. The satin scarf is definitely my go to with preserving and protecting my hair so that tip is one of my top tips too!

  3. Good tips! I’ve never been able to keep box braids in for longer than a few weeks because I instantly miss my curls by the time I’m done installing them lol. I’ve been thinking about doing them in the near future though so these tips will come in handy.


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