@pelohello gave some good advice. I'm not sure what her texture is but she was transitioning. If I remember correctly, she used a waxy product to help hold her ends. I'm not sure how she styled her braids. Maybe she can chime in.
@jprayze has a looser texture as well and she wore her hair down. pics Did you have and unraveling jprayze?
If your hair is long enough, it would probably look great if you put some perm rods on the ends for a night. The curls should help the ends stay intact.
@Ltown, my natural texture is 3a/3b in the front and 3c/4a in the middle and back of my hair. I have a medium fine to coarse texture and very thick. I am texlax so my ends do unravel. In order to minimize(sp) the unravelling, I braid my hair on freshly cowashed hair that has been air dried in 6 braids for a day or two. I then section in 4's and begin installing my minis using ampro beezwax. My ends still unravel but it's not too bad. I usually just wear my mini's in a high bun.
I plan on participating in this challenge in November. I have attached some pics of me installing my mini and the after look. Good Luck!!!
I really want to do some mini twists or braids myself. I have been wanting to do these for a while now. I have a few questions though. 1. Are any of you relaxed? If so how many weeks post are you? I'm 20 weeks post. And if you are relaxed do you braid on freshly relaxed hair or wait until some new growth starts to sprout?? 2. What do you use to lock your baids?? How long do you keep them in? TIA
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I'm taking my braids out. I didn't realize I only have a week and a half until I need to flat iron my hair. Where did the time go...
manter26 said:I will if there's interest. I might create one for the whole year rather than seasonally. I wasn't sure how many would be joining in or who would want to do these long term.
I will if there's interest. I might create one for the whole year rather than seasonally. I wasn't sure how many would be joining in or who would want to do these long term.
How do you wash your mini braids without making them too frizzy? Or do you just do them over when you ready to wash your hair?
My October set of mini braids. I will keep these in for 5 weeks.
Main picture: my braids after DC, cowash, and LOC
3 pictures on top: my braids before DC, cowash, and LOC
3 pictures on the bottom: my braids after DC, cowash, and LOC
I have taken my mini braids down ... the process was not that bad at all. Out of the entire thing the part that sucked the most was taking down the last eight braids because I wanted to be done.
Another reason (on top of many) that I like mini braids is because I retained the length/thickness that I had before the growth. When I would use extensions hair, the hair would deplete my natural hair of all moisture (even if I treated the extension hair with ACV.) The weight from the extra hair would cause more of my own hair to be pulled out. I never thought that extensions caused extra 'pulling' of my hair until I did this style and noticed that I did not have a lot of hair exiting my head. Not to be extreme but I don't forsee using extension hair for braiding anywhere in my near/distant future.
I have an extra day off this week (for Nevada day, seriously it is a holiday) so I will complete a new install beginning Thursday until ... I will be back to post updated mini braid pix once I have completed the task.
I hope you all are doing well!!