Before getting the braids I did an abridged version on my regular wash day. This wash day did not include a prepoo nor a tea rinse, because I was running out of time.
So without further ado here is how I prep my hair for the crochet braids:
Shampoo- Shampooed with Creme of Nature sunflower & coconut detangling conditioning shampoo. This is my all time favorite shampoo it cleanse with drying the hair out. As usual I only lather once before rinsing.
At the last minute I decided to blow dry my roots because I wanted the cornrows to lay flat, so I put my hair in six section and apply OGX coconut anti-breakage serum to each section before blow drying. I used the tension method with warm air to blow dry my hair; I love the outcome.
I remember the days where I would blow dry my hair on high heat with no heat protectant until it was bone straight. These days I don't even dry it completely, that's the sign of progress.
This is my first protective style since I began my healthy hair journey, the reason been I wanted to learn to take care of my hair while it is still short so i can have the tools to maintain it once I have achieve length.
Anyway below are the after results of my fabulous crochet braids.
Have you done crochet braids? How do you maintain it?