Question: Can you straighten your hair after box braids?

Yes you absolutely can get a silk press right after taking your hair down from braids. It will not harm your hair or cause any damage to it.

Can you flat iron hair after braids?

Take your flat iron and slowly run it down the braid. I imagine you could use a regular curling iron for this too, but I don’t know that it’d give as good as a result since they don’t get as hot. You may want to run the flat iron down it a couple times just to make sure you’ve heated the whole braid through.

What should you do after taking box braids out?

How To Take Care For Your Hair After Removing Braids

  1. Finger Detangle – Don’t brush. Take your time and make sure you gently finger detangle your hair while removing each braid. …
  2. Wash Your Hair. Use a sulfate free clarifying shampoo to clean your scalp after removing braids. …
  3. Deep Condition Your Hair. …
  4. Trim Your Hair.

Will box braids break my hair off?

#1: No Hair Loss and Breakage

Since the knotless extensions are being “fed” into your braids, the tension is significantly lower on your natural hair. Not only will your hair and scalp thank you, when it’s time to take out your braids, you shouldn’t have to worry about an excessive amount of shedding and breakage.

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Why do you lose so much hair after braids?

“If you have in a style like sewn-in hair extensions or braids for a few weeks, a buildup of hair will shed because it has been stored inside your braids [for an extended period of time].”

How long should you let your hair breathe after braids?

“For example, I normally recommend letting your hair breathe for at least three to seven days post-sew-in or braids before getting extensions reinstalled.” For natural styles, however, she thinks that taking a one- or two-day break is a good idea.

Can you leave box braids in for 3 months?

It’s cool to leave in box braids, or any extension protective style, in for up to one month, but do not leave in longer than two months.

How long after taking out braids can I get more braids?

How long should I wait before getting braids installed again? Leave at least a week between installations so that your scalp has the opportunity to breathe.

Do braids damage relaxed hair?

Braids are great protective styles for naturals and relaxed babes, but according to Pebbles, “relaxing the hair before you get braids is a big no-no because the relaxer stretches the elasticity of the hair, stressing the pH balance; the weight of the braids will pull and [cause] breakage at the root.” She recommends …

How often should I oil my scalp with braids?

When your hair’s in box braids 80% of the time (like mine), oiling your scalp is your best friend. After moisturizing my scalp with a spritz, I always follow up with an oil. I do this a few times a week; it keeps me from having to moisturize daily and helps preserve the hair underneath.

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