Wow, this is my first hair diary post! Yay! I'm so happy to have you follow me on my journey. I've been relaxer free since September 2009. Even though I love wearing my hair free, my key to success is keeping my hair protected with a weave or braids. Right now I'm rocking my box braids (aka Poetic Justice braids).
The biggest issue I have is making sure my edges stay moisturized and protected. I have thin and sensitive edges; my edges have been thin since I was a child, my mom says so. When I was relaxed, my edges were the thinnest part of my hair. But since I've been relaxer-free, my edges have come back nice and strong. However, wearing braids adds lots of tension to the hair, especially at the temples and the nape of your neck.
- I always sleep with my hair in a loose bun.
- I spend equal amounts wearing my braids up and wearing my braids down.
- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! (see my product list below)
- Take my braids down after about 2.5 months to give my hair a rest.
So here's my moisture care list for taking care of my braids. Next week I'll talk about my wash and style methods!
Thanks for reading!