Since deciding to go natural, I wanted to braid my hair up so I wouldn't be tempted to relax it. So yesterday I went to the African shop to get some conrows. I thought it would be something easy and quick. Boy was it quick but my head is in so much pain I thought I was going to cry. The lady was pulling and tugging on my head like she was doing a dolls hair that she didn't like . The finished results are nice braids but they pull my hair so much that some areas look like I didn’t have much hair their to begin with; even though I had a full head of hair with no bald spots anywhere. I sprayed surge on them to kind of soothe and loosen them up. But I was wondering do you ladies have any other ideas that would help loosen them before my hair breaks off.