Elegant Micro Braids Hairstyles for Black Women
There are so endless amount of hairstyles you can choose from and micro braids are one of them. Micro Braids Hairstyles have been popular and trending for years. They are made by having a bunch of braids, which are merged together that cover, your whole head. They are easy to maintain and are low maintenance. They look gorgeous and are very stylish once they’re done but can take several hours to finish. Also, they are very versatile so you can change your style on a daily basis.
Before you get started, ensure your hair is long enough, healthy and can cope with the micro braids as they can damage thin and weak hair. Then get yourself comfortable and have a friend by your side to help you. Having micro braids will definitely benefit you, especially if you have a busy lifestyle. Once you have your braids installed, they can last for months. We suggest you take your braids out every two-three months so your natural hair can breathe and settle. You could say this is like your hairs recovery time. This is also good for you because then you can restyle your hair or braid them differently. Leaving your braids in for longer than three months, can cause damage to your hair by making it thin and then it will start to break.
To maintain your braids, ensure you use a conditioner to keep them moisturised and fresh. Don’t use a heavy condition as they can cause build-up in the hair, resulting in a dry scalp. Use a spray or an oil formula so you can target areas more specifically and you can control the amount you apply better. Drink plenty of water too, as this will help your hair to look fantastic. Before you go to bed, you can protect your braids by wearing a scarf. This will help keep them tidy and neat.
If you decide on having micro braids, prepare your hair beforehand. Make sure you thoroughly wash your hair and use a conditioner afterwards. Remember, when you have braids, you won’t be able to clean as intense as you can now. Ensure you have everything by your side so you don’t have to move in the process. Also, make sure you have enough hair! There’s nothing worse than getting halfway through and realising that you have run out. Use a comb to detangle your hair so it’s easier and quicker to braid. You want to make the process as simple as possible without any problems in between.
As mentioned, make sure you do take your braids out every two – three months or so, and when you do decide to braid your hair again, try a different style. This will help your hair and head by not causing stress and tension in one area over time