43 Charming Braided Hairstyles Ideas For Medium Hair

Charming braided hairstyles ideas for medium hair 13 Charming braided hairstyles ideas for medium hair 13

If you want to get professional quality hair braid results, then there are certain things you should do before and after you get your hair braided.

Follow these tips and you will keep your braids looking great.

1.    Before your hair is braided, wash your hair thoroughly and blow-dry it. You want your scalp to be clean beforehand since it is more challenging to keep your scalp clean after your hair is braided.

2.    Treat yourself to a hot oil deep treatment prior to your hair braid appointment. This will make your hair easier to manage because it makes hair pliable and locks in moisture.  After you get your braids, applying oil to your scalp regularly will also help to replenish your hair and help prevents dryness.

3.    If someone is else braiding your hair, ensure that you speak up if the hair is being braided too tight. Medium tension is best. The last thing you want is for hair breakage and thinning to occur due to the pulling tension at your hairline.

If your braids were braided too tight, then can get some relief by taking a hot shower. The steam from the shower will help loosen the braids a bit.

4.    Do not use heavy conditioners and shampoos on braided hair. These can cake residue on to your hair and can be hard to remove. You can use a “dry” shampoo or a braid shampoo. You can also mix a moisturizing shampoo with water in a spray bottle and apply directly to your scalp to remove dirt.

5.    To soothe an itchy scalp, which sometimes occurs with braiding, soak a cotton ball in an astringent like Witch Hazel and apply it to your scalp. This will also remove dirt as well.

6.    To prevent scalp burns from extended periods in the sun, then try applying a sunblock with an STP-15. This will help block the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays from your scalp, just as it does with other skin cells on your body.

7.    Remove your braids after three months time. If you let them stay in longer, you have the potential to experience hair breakage or thinning.

These simple hair braid care tips will help you keep your hair looking terrific and your style in place until your next appointment. You’ll definitely agree that these little changes will make a big difference.

 

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