Do Add Color
Summer is the perfect time to add a little color. Don’t be shy. Go ahead and add those Copper Honey colored Rast-Afri braiding hair highlights.
The best thing about it, is that you aren’t damaging your real hair and it’s removeable by the end of summer. Just because your natural hair is black doesn’t mean your braiding hair has to be.
Don’t Be Offended
When you go to work the next day with Senegalese Twists down to your knees, be prepared for the inquisitive looks and inquiries. Your hair is an enigma and a simple, “I got braids for the summer”, should suffice. No other explanation is needed and certainly no touching is allowed without permission.
I’ve discovered the best way to moisturize my hair is to allow the steam from the shower to work its hydrating magic! Don’t freak out! It will allow your hair shaft to open and accept the tiny droplets of H2O.
Once you exit the shower, moisturize your scalp and braids with a hair moisturizer and seal it with oil. You don’t need a lot of product. A little goes a long way. Then wrap your hair in a scarf for at least 15 mins. Voila! Your hair will be moisturized, healthy-looking, and neat.
Do Remove your braids
Remember, just like summer, braids are temporary. The longest you should keep your braids is 2 months according to a trusted hairstylist. Bid them adieu until next year. Your scalp will thank you for it.