Ghana Braids | October 2015

October 20, 2015

Hello everyone!

If you’ve been following me on Instagram and Facebook, you will have noted pictures of my Ghana braids.

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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‘.聽I used Xpression extensions in burgundi, i think its colour 35. Here is a close up of the braids.

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Below is another close up shot of the braids. Though i was getting complements left and right, i didn’t know聽just how beautiful they are聽till i saw聽the pictures! Thank you Aunty 馃榾

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Maintenance
My maintenance routine is pretty much same as the 聽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 聽20 mins. I wash out the 聽products with warm water and followed with a cold rinse. I moisturize the braids twice weekly using a ORS creme hair dress andI wear a silk scarf to bed to聽keep the braids ‘neat’ by locking in flyaways. I highly recommend a silk scarf for prolonging low manipulation styles such as braids.

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Final Note
I plan to take out the style in the first week of November. I might聽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?