Braided ladies:Dipping Ends in Hot Water

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  1. missnurselady

    missnurselady New Member

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    Im in the process of putting my kinky twist back in tonight, and Im having second thoughts about dipping them in boiling hot water:ohwell: When I took them down my ends seemed really frizzy, even when they were wet. I should have taken a pic, I thought about trying the Kiyah fizzle but didnt. I Dcd twice during the week that they were out but they still looked the same. I know its not heat damage or anything because I had a major cut back in May and I have been in braids since then. Do you think that its from me rodding my twist and dipping them in that hottttt water? Should I just leave the ends straight even though it doesnt look as nice? Will I have to cut my hair??????
     
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    Ever since I starting caring about my hair the idea of dipping my braids in boiling water makes me cringe...even though I did exactly that for my whole life. But, I think that's probably why I was never able to retain the length I gained while in braids. My ends were super frizzy and dry because of the boiling hot water. I always wondered if the heat from the water was causing heat damage (even though it wasn't from a flat iron or something). If boiling water can burn my skin, it definitely couldn't be good for my hair.

    Last time I got my hair braided I made sure to get them longer than my hair and only dipped the fake hair. When I took my braids out, my ends were fine.

    I don't know if you'll have to cut your hair. I think you should moisturize them daily and deep condition frequently to get them back to normal. If they start splitting, then cut them. I really only believe in cutting hair that is damaged.
     
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    Are you dipping your hair or added hair? I agree with ^^ extend the added hair so your hair won't get into the water.
     
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    IMO my ends were dry and frizzy whenever I did not moisturize my braids regardless of hot water. Even when I got human hair braids this happenened to me. I used to use a braid spray back in the day and saturate the whole braid every day. I am sure you can you a home made concoction of water, aloe vera juice, glycerin, oil and whatever good stuff you want to add. That is what worked for me.
     
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    I never had problems doing this, although it would make sense that it couldnt be good, once in braids its hard to know where your real hair is, and I know I dipped up as far as I could go-its the best for loosening up for more movable braids, my hair grew tons when I braided

    but your right , now this is something to think about :perplexed
     
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    Hmm, Im still not sure, but I went ahead and dipped them. My hair and the added hair is about the same length maybe next time i will just leave the hair whole instead of cutting the pack in half. I do make sure to spray my hair daily with a mix of glycerin, rosewater, scurl and aphogee pro vit, maybe i need to up it to twice a day. I also DC the length of the braids once every other week, I will be doing it once a week concentrating on my ends and maybe add a acv rinse in there. I just hope Im not damaging my hair, my whole purpose of wearing these things is to retain length. Thanks for all of your replies
     
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    Im gonna pick up some aloe vera juice in the morning! Thanks
     
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    Just to add, boiling hot water is actually only 212 degrees, and we flat iron at hotter temperatures, so as a one time thing when you are getting your braids done, its really not bad.
     
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    I'm currently wearing human hair extensions. I dip the "length" of the braids into hot water to clean them, then I dip them into concoction of hot water and Oil, to infuse some moisture/conditioning into them.

    This may work for your synthetic/natual hair combo too.
     

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