Just a quick update on ma hurr! 🙂
Decided to braid my fro up for the festive season because I don’t want to deal with it while at home and while travelling. I bullied my lovely cousin into braiding long medium to thick black waist length braids which didn’t take us too long.I love these because they are kindest on my hair line and faster than doing smaller braids. I don’t like sitting for too long. They also take 5 minutes to unbraid when the time comes. Plus if they get a bit fuzzy I can actually re-braid them myself with minimal effort. Like last time I asked her to make the hair sections slightly bigger than the amount of extension per braid so that the braid does not pull on my hair.
Maintenance is simply spraying daily. I just washed them today and I kept it very simple. I diluted some Earthsapp Tea tree shampoo mixed with a tablespoon of ACV and poured over my scalp, using my fingers to clean the scalp but not too vigorously. I then let the mixture sit in my hair for a few minutes after which I rinsed with cold water. I then mixed some Earthsapp Grapefruit conditioner with water and poured it through my scalp and braids. I let it sit for a few minutes and rinsed with cold water till I was satisfied I got out as much residue as possible. Wrapped up my braids in a towel like I do for my fro and let the towel absorb the excess water for about 2 hours. By the time I took the towel down my hair was 80% dry. I sprayed it with my homemade hair spray and roughly applied my whipped shea butter to my scalp and braids. Then I let the braids down to air dry. I used cold water to keep frizzing to a minimum, I hate it when my fro frizzes through my braid extensions.