When getting braids or senegalese twists...

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  1. Adaj

    Adaj Well-Known Member

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    ...aren't they a little damaging? After your hair is braided up, the stylist goes through each braid with scissors and cuts off the excess hair. Aren't your stray hairs being cut too? Also, when they go through with the lighter, isn't your hair being damaged?

    I've gotten senegalese twists before, but after becoming a member of this forum, I have been enlightened about alot of things. So, I was wondering about getting the twists again...
     
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    Actually, no.
    I never do twists/braids
    the same length as my hair.
    *Its much safer if you
    have the braids/twists longer
    than your real hair!*

    Most people have the mentality
    that just because your hair
    is in braids/twits you
    have the right to be lazy.
    WRONG!
    Its still hair that
    you have to take care of.
    I Co-was twice a week,
    deep condition every week,
    oil/moisturize my hair 3x a week,
    while in braids.
    *If people don't keep up with a regular
    regimen with braids/twists then there
    will be LOTS of damage and breaking
    when its time to take it out*

    One more thing,
    braids/twits can be damaging
    to the hairline, if not properly
    taken care of. Make sure the braids
    are not tight and keep the hairline
    moisturize!


    IMO it really isn't bad
    if you learn how to properly
    take care of it! * I have had
    every braids/twists imaginable except Micros*
    Hoped I helped!
    :yep:
     
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    I dont let them go through with the lighter because I think that is damaging but Last time I got twist she didnt need to go through with the scissors. My mother told me when they did that they were getting your split ends. I dont know how true that is but it makes sense
     
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    No braids or twist are not damaging. It depends who is putting them in your head. I haev been in braids on and off and have all of my edges. your edges tend to fall out when the braider puts too much hair on the strand that she is braiding which is a sign that she is not a good braider. when the stylist goes through with the scissors they are not well should not be cutting your hair. The hair that is cut should only be the fake hair that they bend when braiding. I cannot answer about the lighter becasue I have never had a person run a lighter through my head. Just make sure you have a good braider and you should be okay. I love my hair braider and have known her for over 15 years. People are often shocked that I have me edges still. I dont know why they are shocked, i'm not.
     
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    when i wear my senegalese twists, i leave them in for a maximum of five weeks. i oil my scalp every night and make sure i moisturize the twists itself, but i don't wash until i take them out.
     
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    I used to do this before,
    but I noticed my hair
    started to shed really bad
    so I learned to co wash * from the ladies
    of LHCF*, it keeps my new growth really soft
    and keeps the lint from developing.

    Did you experience any breakage?
     
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    I don't let them clean mine up. The hairs will lay down by themselves.If there are too many pieces sticking out of the braid then they are probably not an experienced braider.
     
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    I am going to have to agree with you %110 about the hairs sticking up.
     
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    I never allow anyone to cut stray hairs.
    If the braider is excellent, this won't occur anyway.
     
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    If the hairs are sticking up real or fake you can either

    A) put some jam or gel on them and tie it down with a pony tail
    B) if you are using kanekalon hair you can dip a towel in hot water and lay it flat over your head and it will lay the hairs down for you.

    I have had the lighter thing done too and never had myself or anyone burn my hair (you can smell the difference).

    When I was younger I never washed my braids and didn't know I had too. My mom never told me too or my braider but now I make it a mission to wash my braids. My scalp is more important than making my braid style last longer.
     
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    I don't let them cut.
     

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