I was about 7 weeks post relaxer at the beginning of October and my hair was just getting too cumbersome to style, so i decided to braid my hair on October 11 2014. Below is the #nofilter version of the picture posted on Facebook and Instagram. All the pictures below were taken with the I-pad mini.
I always go to my aunt for braiding because she is the best! She used about 2 packs of Xpressions hair extensions. I don’t remember the number, but the colour was burgundy. Thank you Aunty, i really appreciate it <3
Hair Prep & Maintenance
I washed my hair the night before getting the braids in. I did a protein treatment using ORS Hair Mayonnaise, and followed with my deep conditioner mix. To maintain the braids, i wear a silk scarf to bed. The braids were a bit tight for the first week, so i spread the scarf over my pillow. I didn’t wash the braids for the first 2 weeks, as i didn’t want to disrupt the style. I just moisturized with ORS Hair Lotion and sealed with grapeseed oil. I washed the braids on October 31 and I used peppermint oil to clarify the scalp of build up.
Have you done Ghana braids? What about box braids and Senegalese twists? Which is your favourite, let me know your thoughts below 🙂