- Easily maintained- This such a low maintenance style that I have to be on my a game when it comes to keeping it moisturized.
- Easily styled- I do not need to brush, comb, detangle or curl it in any shape of for. All I need are a few pins, a srunchie and I have the perfect hairstyle all the time.
- It is heavy- Box braids tends to be much heavier than a weave or even crochet braids. it took me at least a week to get us to the weight.
- The itching- OMG the first few days I thought that I had head lice, yes the itching was that bad. To combat it I added a few drops of peppermint to water and sprayed my scalp to help relieve the itching.
How I keep them moisturized
On a nightly basis I moisturize using my moisturizing mix. I first spray my scalp them the entire length of my hair with the mix before pinning it up and putting on my scarf. Because the mix is in a spray bottle it is quite easy to apply and I feel that my hair is being moisturized.
1 tbs Coconut oil
1 tbs Grapeseed oil
2 tbs Castor oil
a few drops of peppermint oil
roughly 4 or 5 Ettenio Creme de la Creme daily moisturizer
enough Water ( I not measure the water, but it was enough to thin out the mix and make it easy to spray a fine mist)
I feel this a good combination and I believe that my hair really being moisturized.
How do you keep your box braids moisturized? What tips can you give me?