Thursday, March 8, 2012

My braids are out!

   I wore them for six weeks. I had never worn any style with my own natural hair for more than a month.
Below is a video demonstrating how I take down the braids.



I am confident that it is possible to wear micro braids without having breakage.
Every year, I tend to wear micro braids at least once a year and I always use the same regimen. I picked up a new tip this year, which is to, not apply too much conditioner (especially fine hair), because your braids will end up with build-up at the base.

In general, here are some tips to use when considering wearing micro braids on fine natural hair

  • Install them on stretched hair
  • Moisturize them and seal daily
  • do weekly hot oil treatments on them
  • deep condition them once a week but hot oil treatments should be enough
  • keep the ends stretched by braiding, twisting, roller setting or threading, this will help keep knots at bay

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any questions, please contact me at coilybella@coilybella.com.


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6 comments:

  1. Your hair looks like it is getting thicker.

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  2. How long did it take for you to take down your twists?

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  3. wow! that's tiny. I think i prefer twists. easy to install and take down! the shed hair was HUGE! I would be scared if I have fine hair and see that much hair come off like that! Though they are meant to.  your hair looks fuller after you took your braids down. 

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  4. Hi sis
    (my fellow nigerian sis:))
    LOL..at "HUGE".. I know, but considering we shed 50 to 100 hair daily, multiply that by seven and add the seven six times...whew
    I love twists too, like you said easy to install and take down but my hair tangles in them so easily so I hardly do them now, although I will still wear medium sized twists. I really miss them, think that might be my next style:)
    Thanks for stopping by.

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