7 Useful Steps for Maintaining Braids or Twists: 1. Protect Your Hair At Night A silk headscarf or a satin pillowcase will help keep your braids from drying out. Your edges will also remain fresher. Doing both may sound like an overkill but many women lose their headscarf during sleep, only to find their braids pressed up against a moisture robbing cotton pillowcase. Keep frizz down and hairstyles in tact with these materials. 2. Keep Your Scalp Moist Break out a Spray Bottle and spray your roots. It only take a couple of minutes to moisturize your hair. Just like EVERY other living thing on this earth, your hair needs moisture to survive. The number #1 moisturizer for your thirsty roots is water… 3. Avoid Unnatural Products For Keeping Your Braids Moisturized Avoid mineral oils like the plague. Yes, your braids need to hold as much moisture as they can for that optimum look. But, did you know that “Mineral Oil” is the key ingredient in most of the popular braid moisturizers? Don’t use them! Instead, use natural oils like coconut oil or almond oil. To seal in the moisture a leading option is Apricot Castor Oil. You can use it to seal entire braid strands or just your ends. 4. Wash Braids Bi-Weekly (Minimum Recommendation) A daily buildup of dirt or sweat can cause pores to clog and product build up. This is a recipe for disaster of a scalp and hair. 5. Reduce Up-Dos, Pulling and High Manipulation Constant styling and high ponytails or up-dos pulls on your hairline. Consistently pulling on your hairline will weaken your thirsty roots. No need to destroy your edges over styling. Simply limit these kind of styles to 1 or 2 times a week instead of daily. 6. Redo Your Edges After 4 to 6 Weeks On average, hair grows 1/2 an inch per month. This means after 4 weeks you have some new growth and the braids around your front hairline…(Edges) can begin to look a bit rough. 2-months in you will feel like you are pushing the limits of HOTNESS..lol. Let’s take care of this by simply taking out the braids along the edges. Detangle and conditioning that hair before re-installing those few braids you took out. 7. Don’t Wear Braids For Too Long Some women have been able to effectively wear braids for 4-months with serious care. We recommend a maximum of 2 months. New growth can cause the hair to be pulled on from heavy braids or constant tugging from them. Sleep patterns and daily movement can weaken or damage the new growth from consistent stretching. Fragile ends or breakage goes totally against “Protective Hairstyle” so please, Be Careful! These 7 steps for maintaining braids or twists should keep you looking nice. You should definitely get your moneys worth of wear. Your roots will also remain beautiful as you experience healthy hair growth. #lagracehair2017
7 Useful Steps for Maintaining Braids or Twists: 1. Protect Your Hair At Night A silk headscarf or a satin pillowcase will help keep your braids from drying out. Your edges will also remain fresher. Doing both may sound like an overkill but many women lose their headscarf during sleep, only to find their braids pressed up against a moisture robbing cotton pillowcase. Keep frizz down and hairstyles in tact with these materials. 2. Keep Your Scalp Moist Break out a Spray Bottle and spray your roots. It only take a couple of minutes to moisturize your hair. Just like EVERY other living thing on this earth, your hair needs moisture to survive. The number #1 moisturizer for your thirsty roots is water… 3. Avoid Unnatural Products For Keeping Your Braids Moisturized Avoid mineral oils like the plague. Yes, your braids need to hold as much moisture as they can for that optimum look. But, did you know that “Mineral Oil” is the key ingredient in most of the popular braid moisturizers? Don’t use them! Instead, use natural oils like coconut oil or almond oil. To seal in the moisture a leading option is Apricot Castor Oil. You can use it to seal entire braid strands or just your ends. 4. Wash Braids Bi-Weekly (Minimum Recommendation) A daily buildup of dirt or sweat can cause pores to clog and product build up. This is a recipe for disaster of a scalp and hair. 5. Reduce Up-Dos, Pulling and High Manipulation Constant styling and high ponytails or up-dos pulls on your hairline. Consistently pulling on your hairline will weaken your thirsty roots. No need to destroy your edges over styling. Simply limit these kind of styles to 1 or 2 times a week instead of daily. 6. Redo Your Edges After 4 to 6 Weeks On average, hair grows 1/2 an inch per month. This means after 4 weeks you have some new growth and the braids around your front hairline…(Edges) can begin to look a bit rough. 2-months in you will feel like you are pushing the limits of HOTNESS..lol. Let’s take care of this by simply taking out the braids along the edges. Detangle and conditioning that hair before re-installing those few braids you took out. 7. Don’t Wear Braids For Too Long Some women have been able to effectively wear braids for 4-months with serious care. We recommend a maximum of 2 months. New growth can cause the hair to be pulled on from heavy braids or constant tugging from them. Sleep patterns and daily movement can weaken or damage the new growth from consistent stretching. Fragile ends or breakage goes totally against “Protective Hairstyle” so please, Be Careful! These 7 steps for maintaining braids or twists should keep you looking nice. You should definitely get your moneys worth of wear. Your roots will also remain beautiful as you experience healthy hair growth. #lagracehair2017
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH LA GRACE HAIR That's right, La Grace Hair is seeking experienced African hair braiders to join our team. La Grace Hair is Adelaide's no.1 acclaimed salon for all African Hair Braiding. Our stylists are fully qualified and award winning . We are looking for someone who is able to perform various braiding techniques such as box braids, cornrows, twists and weaves. Whilst a trade certificate in hairdressing would be advantageous it is not essential as this role is braiding specific. The successful applicant should have a fashionable presentation and a fun and friendly personality. If you think you are the right person for the job, we would love to hear from you! TO APPLY, simply PM us here on Facebook. For further information please inbox us or contact 0401181175
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH LA GRACE HAIR That's right, La Grace Hair is seeking experienced African hair braiders to join our team. La Grace Hair is Adelaide's no.1 acclaimed salon for all African Hair Braiding. Our stylists are fully qualified and award winning . We are looking for someone who is able to perform various braiding techniques such as box braids, cornrows, twists and weaves. Whilst a trade certificate in hairdressing would be advantageous it is not essential as this role is braiding specific. The successful applicant should have a fashionable presentation and a fun and friendly personality. If you think you are the right person for the job, we would love to hear from you! TO APPLY, simply PM us here on Facebook. For further information please inbox us or contact 0401181175