The popularity of microbraids has significantly increased in the recent years, especially once the African-American culture has been on the rise and racism is no longer an issue in today’s society. Also known as mini-braids or invisible braids, this hairstyle is approached by both men and women worldwide. People wrongly assume that these braids are very high-maintenance and although many of them want to approach this hairstyle, they are afraid of the caring part. Caring for your micro braids is not that hard, though, especially as you keep in mind certain tips and tricks. It is very important to remember that caring for your hair before getting the braids is the only way to make sure that they will look amazing and will last a long time.
Here are some tips on how to care for your hair before turning it into braids. The first think you need to do is determine whether your hair is healthy enough for braiding or if you’d better skip this hairstyle. If your hair is already damaged, then you might want to fix the problem and concentrate on making it healthy first. In order to do that, you can always get a hot oil treatment that will moisturize your hair and replenish the damaged hair. If you perform this treatment at least once a week for several weeks before the hair “intervention”, then your hair will look amazing when it is braided. You should also moisturize your hair with a deep conditioner every time you wash it in order to ensure its health before braiding. Another thing you should do is trim the ends of your hair. In this way, you will get rid of any split ends that might exist and cause your braids to look unaesthetic.
However, you need to make sure that your hair is long enough for micro braiding after trimming it. If your hair is healthy and does not have any split ends, the only thing you need to do is shampoo and condition it thoroughly right before getting the microbraids. If you do not know any expert in microbraiding, then you should definitely go to a professional salon and have the braids done by a stylist. Regarding aftercare, the stylist will surely give you advice on how to care for your microbraids in order for them to look spectacular for a long time. So keep these tips in mind and everyone will admire your micro braids.