Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Wash Day Box Braids
My long term protective style this stretch began with box braids, and they were installed a few weeks back. To maintain my braids I use homemade sprays, one moisturizing and the other more protein based. I'll usually use either spray nightly before putting on my scarf. I've been wearing this style for a little over three weeks, but I only plan to wash my scalp once every two weeks. However, washing during a long term protective style can be a challenge.
For my wash day, I used techniques that were similar to the way I washed/maintained my sew in. I used a spray bottle containing 1 part Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Threat Shampoo, 3 parts water, and 1 part glycerin. I used my finger tips to gently massage my scalp, then let the suds slide down my braids. Next, I towel dried my hair and allowed the braids to air dry. Once my braids were dry, I oiled my scalp with coconut oil.
Overall it was a very simple wash day, but my scalp felt a millions times better afterward. After awhile the daily products and stylers begin to build up on the hair and scalp. So far the box braids have been very convenient this summer, but I am already missing my hair :(. I apologize for the lack of pictures, because I keep forgetting to take more pictures of my progress and hair styles. It has been a crazy last couple of months with vacations, trips, new jobs, and I just moved into a new apartment last week. I finally feel like I am settled and I now have more free time to blog and experiment in my hair. I have so many goals and plans for my hair coming up, and I can't wait to share! #WashDayExperience