When it comes to African braiding in Lanham, Maryland, our braiding styles are meant to last a while. However, how long your braids last will depend on several factors and that includes how you prepare your hair before your appointment and what steps you take to maintain your hair. To help you get the most out of your braids, here are tips to keep in mind:
- Wash before your appointment.
Before getting mohawk braids, be sure to deep clean and condition your hair first. This ensures your hair is product-free and your scalp is clear from any buildup that can cause flaking and itching. Work your shampoo into your scalp and use a repairing conditioner to heal existing damage and prevent future breakage.
- Detangle hair thoroughly.
Whether you plan on getting box braids or a Bohemian knotless, be sure your hair is free of knots and tangles. This ensures a smoother installation and a lot less breakage when you remove your braids. Apply a good hair detangler and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle from the ends upward to the roots.
- Moisturize hair regularly.
Keep your hair flexible during your appointment by hydrating it well. A lightweight leave-in product or serum will soften your hair and infuse it with much-needed hydration. This prevents your hair from matting and breaking afterward too. You can also apply oil on top of your braids and scalp after that to rehydrate.
Here at Stelly Bums, we deliver the best hair salon services and specialize in a variety of hairstyles and African braiding. Reach out to us to learn more about our operating hours and to set an appointment.