So, you crochet braided your hair. Now what? Proper maintenance of your crochet braids will ensure a longer lasting, beautiful hairstyle. We’ll show you how!
Read on to learn our quick tips on curly crochet braid maintenance.
Tip #1: Moisturize.
Not too much, but not too little. Being that the hair is made of premium synthetic fibers, it is soft and manageable like human hair, but it is not human hair. Do not saturate the hair in too much water. Instead, use a light hair lotion or oil to help moisturize the hair. And don’t forget about your own natural hair while you’re wearing this protective style! Do moisturize your cornrows and your scalp using tea tree oil, which is hydrating and healing to the hair and scalp.
Tip #2: Prep & Wrap.
Always prep and wrap your curly crochet braids before going to bed to maintain the hair’s longevity, and to keep it looking neat in the morning, so can you just shake it out, and go! Before going to bed, we recommend wearing a satin scarf or sleeping on a satin pillow. This will ensure that your curly crochet braids are protected.
If you have any questions about the tips we shared above, let us know in a comment below.
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