You've heard it said before, braids are a protective hair style and if you braid your hair it will grow better and faster.
That's true but only to a certain extent - if you don't braid your hair in the right way you will lose hair!
When it comes to braids you need to keep the following things in mind:
Braiding your hair will lead to breakage if:
To ensure your hair does grow when it is braided do the following:
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13/9/2013 05:10:44 pm
Great tips.....thank you!
23/9/2013 10:59:15 am
I just cut my own hair using your suggestions! I let go of dead ends! I mean I reallllllly trimmed/cut my own hair:) I pray it will stop breaking off at the ends!
7/10/2013 02:24:05 pm
Results so far?
8/10/2013 07:14:21 am
So far so good...need to try some benonite clay treatment...heard it's good!
11/6/2015 08:06:41 am
17/12/2013 09:37:43 pm
Good tips...I seem to have been on point with all, so we are on the same page.
29/12/2013 10:43:57 am
hello, thks for your tips!!
5/3/2014 10:00:40 am
Thanks for great tips. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing!
12/6/2015 06:19:20 am
im bout to be 11 1/2
21/4/2014 07:28:41 am
Hello, I'm 17 & Nigerian~
11/5/2014 12:38:00 am
Sarie, I would just keep my hair moisturized and section my hair in 4 sections twist each section and Bobby pin those sections in a nice updo style be creative and it's a great idea to stop relaxing your hair especially with all your shedding. You know I used to relax my hair and just abused my poor pretty curls thinking straight hair was only beautiful thanks to the media, media is to blame for us damaging our hair not to mention i went to a school with all caucasian people and thought straight was beautiful i thought my hair was nappy because all i saw was straight hair and i started relaxing my hair at 10 years old i begged my mom to do it and i did this for 15 years and boy oh boy i sure damaged my hair changed the curl pattern so i say stop relaxing now and love who God made you a natural curl head woman :)
2/6/2014 07:55:57 pm
17/10/2015 02:39:23 pm
I wanted to extend my relaxer so I braided my hair. I kept it moisturized conditioned and oiled, but when I took them out, my hair was matted all over at the root!
12/6/2015 06:20:54 am
11/5/2014 12:19:51 am
Here's a tip for everyone I started using this oil called Wild Growth and my hair is stronger and I think it may make my hair grow. I haven't flat ironed my hair to see because I am natural and don't really like burning my hair to check length I just moisturize my hair with cantu curl activator cream and pull my hair I can tell if it has grown that way.
28/8/2014 11:03:26 am
I've lost all my front hair to braids & weaves,I've tried so many hair products to grow it back but it's prove abortive. Please what can you recommend for me that will work certainly?
25/10/2014 02:39:27 pm
Have you tried Jamaican Castor and Emu Oil? So many people have told me that it did wonders for growing their edges back in a very short period of time
17/1/2015 08:57:08 pm
It worked wonderfully.
23/4/2015 12:29:11 pm
You have alopecia
12/6/2015 06:12:33 am
9/10/2014 05:22:55 pm
I don’t know how to braids,do you have any other tips without braiding hair
25/10/2014 02:43:23 pm
If you look up "how to install braid extensions" or "how to braid hair" on youtube, there are a lot of really helpful videos. In fact, that's where I learned to braid my hair lol
11/6/2015 08:03:20 am
Do a LOOSE ponytail and when you shower dont always shampoo but when you do, use conditioner.
25/11/2014 09:05:20 am
I would like tOf get the free copy of the ebook
12/6/2015 06:11:28 am
8/3/2015 07:32:44 am
My child will be 3 this year. Her hair is growing so slow. She is mixed so everyone thinks her hair is suppose to be amazing and long. But she has kinda dry hair and weak. Moist oils don't take to her hair. Someone told me to brad it with weave and it will help her hair grow, especially her edges. Any thoughts or suggestions?
8/3/2015 03:00:14 pm
Also, try washing her hair with warm water (which opens the cuticles of the hair to allow for thorough cleansing) then rinsing with cold water (to close them back up and lock in the moisture). After that is when you should moisturize and seal her hair.
8/3/2015 03:06:16 pm
Guess the first part of my reply didn't make it but it was that putting extensions/weaves in a child's hair is not a good idea at all. The golden rule of your edges is to leave them alone. Braiding them would ensure their complete and utter demise as they'd be ripped out.
13/4/2015 12:04:11 pm
What kind if braid should you put it in to have the best results?Like a regular braid just front the top to the bottom or naw?.....
11/6/2015 08:00:38 am
Do just a regular braid. Easy and simple to do.
11/6/2015 07:55:53 am
11/6/2015 07:58:43 am
Thank you so much, REALLY HELPED!!
11/6/2015 08:08:46 am
Hey ya know dying hair will make you lose more hair
11/6/2015 10:53:57 am
Hi,its only been a month since i had a perm and im am trying to trasnition to natural without the big chop but my hair is not a good length as i would like it to be i have a lot of heat damage and i am trying to stay away from all heat products so how would i grow my hair while trying to go natural & what types of styles can i wear while trying to grow my hair out?
12/6/2015 06:08:22 am
Do a loose ponytail for 2-3 months. If it is to tight, you will loose your hair. Also, DON'T do a FISHTAIL braid. I know it looks cool, but it makes your hair thin and shallow. But doing just a regular braid for 2-3 months works.Also, get trims if you have dead ends or slit ends because split ends make your hair look shorter than it is and dead ends make the ends of your hair look gray. Hoped this helped!!
12/6/2015 06:10:03 am
12/6/2015 06:16:07 am
my hair goes a little past my shoulder. I have dead end + slip ends so i got 3 inches off, now i cant put my hair in a pony. HELP!!
28/6/2015 01:41:57 pm
Hey i have been doing everything the website has said not to do my whole life. my hair is very long it is past my butt. im mixed but my hair is similar to black hair.
11/7/2015 01:28:33 am
Yeah but how can you keep a braid for 2-3 months?!
5/11/2015 08:45:42 pm
I've been putting braid extensions in my hair for upto five years without really giving my hair a break I started using doogro whilst my hair was in braids n within a month my haire grew quite a bit but it but then it stooped growing n jus started to break again I recently have been usins Dr miracles hot gro mixed with doodgro n I couldn't believed how much my hair had grown once I took my braids out within a month it was Fuller and longer.I redid my braids about three weeks ago n I took them out today n my hairs back to square one the ends are damage and its lost its length why is my hair growth not consistent it grows then breaks what am I doing wrong
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