If you’ve been following me on Instagram and Facebook, you will have noted pictures of my Ghana braids.
I braided my hair on September 20 as it was becoming too cumbersome to style. I went to my aunty who ususally braids my hair. I love Ghana braids because it helps thicken my hair. I opted for the ‘2-step’, also known as ‘kolese‘. I used Xpression extensions in burgundi, i think its colour 35. Here is a close up of the braids.
Below is another close up shot of the braids. Though i was getting complements left and right, i didn’t know just how beautiful they are till i saw the pictures! Thank you Aunty 😀
My maintenance routine is pretty much same as the last one. I left the braids untouched for the first 2 weeks, and washed it in week 3, as my scalp was quite itchy. I clarified my scalp with the ORS shampoo and deep conditioned for about 20 mins. I wash out the products with warm water and followed with a cold rinse. I moisturize the braids twice weekly using a ORS creme hair dress and I wear a silk scarf to bed to keep the braids ‘neat’ by locking in flyaways. I highly recommend a silk scarf for prolonging low manipulation styles such as braids.
I plan to take out the style in the first week of November. I might do another Ghana braids, as the weather is getting colder, this will also give my ends more time to recover from the damage i have been experiencing. I will provide the update in a ‘braids takedown‘ post, stay tuned.
Have you done Ghana braids? What is your favourite low manipulation style?