Today’s society teaches us that looks are very important and that having a nice physical appearance matters on every aspect of our lives. As women care more about the physical part, they bend over backwards in order to look impeccable and have the perfect outfit, makeup and hairstyle. If you do not want to worry about bad hair days for a long time, know that you could opt for microbraids. Microbraids come from Africa and have grown in popularity due to the large number of African-American women wearing them. The popularity behind microbraids is also due to the fact that they are long lasting.
Microbraids are versatile and allow for a multitude of hairstyles, from ponytails to curly updos. If you want to get microbraids, you should first arm yourself with patience. This is because microbraids take about 5-7 hours in average to be completed. This depends on the hair length and health. While the process of braiding micros can be daunting, their longevity makes up for it. However, if you do not take proper care of them, your microbraids will no longer look neat and healthy on the long run. So here are some microbraids maintenance tips. Microbraids need to be washed at least every 2 weeks in order to maintain their strength and to reduce the risk of them looking prematurely old. Washing and shampooing will also keep your natural hair clean and healthy.
And speaking of natural hair, know that getting microbraids does not mean that you can forget all about it. You still have to care for it, so moisture the roots with natural oils such as olive or coconut oil in order to prevent them from becoming dry and unmanageable. Spraying oil sheen or hair polish over the microbraids is also a good idea, since this action will make them look fresh and moisturized every day. When it comes to microbraids, it is also important to sleep with your hair covered up with a hair net or a satin (or silk) scarf. Therefore, the microbraids will be kept in place and neat. These maintenance tips are very important if you want both your microbraids and natural hair to look amazing.