Would love to get box braids done myself an this post helps so much. This applies to box braids crochet braids cornrows and any other style where the hair is sewn down or.
Only kept them in for about 2 weeks but the flyaway were insane an the fallout was horrifying but manageable.
Box braids after 2 weeks. If you start to feel product build up or lint cluster into your braids it s time to take those bad girls out. Protective styles should only be worn for a maximum of eight weeks she told buzzfeed. I recognize a lot of the information from when i had my hair cornrowed by a woman in jamaica but this blog would ve been so helpful for hair care.
Box braids should be kept in no longer than six to eight weeks on average because the hair grows out and causes matting and tangles which can ultimately lead to damaged hair says ciceron. In so doing you can prolong your braids lifespan by two weeks saving yourself some bucks. When your roots start separating from the braid due to growth it s time to remove.
Whatever you do do not re twist your hair roots as that can damage the hair. If your box braids have been braided correctly then they will last 2 8 weeks on caucasian hair provided that you wash your box braids at least once a week and also apply conditioning sprays every 3 days to keep your natural hair healthy and to prevent your braids from frizzing. Now go forth and maintain your box braids for 6 to 8 weeks even with your curly type 3 or type 4 hair.
After you ve done everything you can to prevent frizz see my article for more these styles are shown on a small portion of my dry 2 week old braids. You can find rollers and rods at big box stores drug stores beauty i wear my box braids for up to 10 weeks at a time with the tips i will be after rinsing repeat the process above with the diluted conditioner. Because the new growth is hanging onto the braid it s prone to twisting and tangling.