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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Protective Style Series Vol 6.2 | How To Care For Natural Hair While Wearing Crochet Braids

FreeTress Bohemian Braid
You can make crochet braids to last for 3-6 weeks, if you care for them gently and with patience. Crochet braids definitely look brands new, just like day one, with a great cleansing to your scalp and moisturizing your natural hair. Here is what I do to care for my hair when I wear crochet braids:



Cleanse My Natural Hair

I do not do a full wash day when my hair is in crochet braids. Instead, I do a "spray bottle" cleansing with Spray Bottle with my Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse. I would bun up my crochet braids in 6 sections, to easily reach my scalp. I would spray this mixture on my scalp and massage for about 5 minutes, to loosen up the product buildup. Then I would wipe my scalp with a warm wash cloth. I do not rinse my hair with water...I do not want to drench my braiding foundation.


The great thing about this regimen is that I don't use a lot of product on my braiding foundation, other than my Yucca Milk  and Coconut Oil (very light oil). So a full wash and rinse regimen is not necessary for full cleansing.


Moisture/Seal

Once my scalp and hair are clean, I immediately add my moisturizer and lightly massage it onto my braiding foundation. Then I warm up coconut oil to also massage on my scalp, to seal in the moisture. This leaves my scalp feeling very good!



Caring For Crochet Braids

After my braiding foundation is cleansed and moisturized, I take down my crochet braids. Then I detangle, trim, and shape my style. Then I add a mousse (a cheap one from Wal-Mart) to add bounce and shine.

I do not waste my time cleansing my crochet braids.



Check out my crochet braids journey:



Check out more crochet braids articles:

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Natural hair says: make sure you care for your natural and faux hair during the duration of the style. Just because you have a protective style does not mean you should 'sleep' on upkeeping your hair.




Always Desire Your Natural,



Christina J

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